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The Queen of The North is the Ferry that BC Ferries runs
for the Mid Coast.

Sorry she sank today looked like a mighty fine boat
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 at 10:20:26

Sorry for the mishap. Was the Queen of the North the former Baltic Sea vessel? Some years ago my wife and I took some German visitors on the former Baltic Sea vessel roundtrip fom Prince Rupert to Port Hardy.
Henry Kastens
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 at 19:28:26

Gone in 60 minutes.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006 at 19:36:51

This was a beautiful ship. I'm trying to find out if she was ever known as the M.V. Wickersham, formerly registered by the Alaska Marine Highway.
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 at 08:06:08

There is now quite an article on the wikipedia: It was built in Germany in 1969 and operated by Stena Line as Stena Danica in the North Sea until 1974. She came to Canada in 1974 and was renamed the Queen of the North in 1980.
John Harvey
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 at 08:40:36

I live on the Queen Charlotte Islands(population 5000), this boat (along with a slightly smaller, older vessel which is in refit at the moment) was the only way to get on or off the Island with a vehicle. A sad end for a boat that used to go out in insane weather along the Hecate Straight. This is also the only way groceries and freight, so yesterday the grocery stores were jammed and by 10:00 am sold out of milk! Going to be interesting to see what happens. There will be a barge service commencing, but no passengers.
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 at 10:42:01

As a Summer crew member of the North . It was a very sad day for me and the meny others who work on her and with her . I was to work on her again this summer . It saddens me I will not feel the ship cuts the water or the way she rock me to sleep when I was on nites shifts . I can say I was able to ready the North in the Late Feb for her return to service. I took more pride in my work knowin That I would be with her in a few months . The Queen of the North was one of my Fevorite ships . And she is already missed.
Ed Gravoinc
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 at 12:38:58

That ship was great and is still doing the work at the bottom of the lake. She will always get her goods to her destination. Thank you sir
I love that boat
Friday, March 24th, 2006 at 23:13:03

All memories of the Queen are happy ones. It's like losing a part of your childhood
Saturday, March 25th, 2006 at 12:29:36

A tragic tale this is, but moreso for the fact that inexperienced dogs were at the helm. Truly sad.
Captain S.H. Slatrickson
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 at 21:05:23

Date: Monday, August 6th, 2001
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