Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 11/07/2006


Photo taken on September 19, 2006



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M.V. Sea Lion VI

M.V. Sea Lion VI
The Sea Lion was launched on May 25, 1905.

Significance of the Sea Lion:
* First tug in British Columbia to have ship-to-shore radio and a searchlight.
* Played a role in the dramatic story of the immigrant ship Komagata Maru.
* Made the first tow of a 'Davis raft' in British Columbia.
* Struck a rock in the Yaculta Rapids (1930). The rock (Sea Lion Rocks) is named in memory of the event.
* Its whistle had a sliding scale, on which the crew could play songs.
* Still active 100 years after it was built.

From the sign near the boat.

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