The Bainbridge/Jervis Queen, Chinook/Sechelt Queen, Langdale Queen/Kahloke, Quillayute, Smokwa and George S. Pearson/ Fox Island can be found on the  
Forgotten Fleet" page.
The Retired Vessels
Cy Peck
Official Number: 21120 Built by Crawford & Reid Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Tacoma, WA as Daily in 1913.  Sold in February of 1918 to Canadian Pacific Railway Co,
renamed Island Princess.Sold to Gulf Island Ferry Co in August of 1930, renamed Cy Peck. Sold to gulf Island ferry copnay in December, 1950, then to B.C
Ferries in September 1960.  Sold 21 November 1966 to JH Todd Co Ltd.  Sold several more times.
Gross tons: 171 Net tons:116 (final) Length: 116.0 Beam 28.9 Draft: 10.0 Fairbanks Morse 6 cylinder diesel engine, 280 hp. Speed: 9 knots Passengers: 300
Cars: 24
Final dispositon:  Sank after grounding in Nanaimo Harbor.  Remains dismantled at Nanaimo and hulk towed out to
sea and scuttled in June of 1986.
Pacificat Explorer, Discovery & Voyager
1998, 1999, 2000
Official Number 0820007 Year Built 1998  Ship Name PACIFICAT EXPLORER,Ship Official Number 0821018  Year Built 1999  Ship Name PACIFICAT DISCOVERY
Official Number 0821047 Year Built 2000  Ship Name PACIFICAT VOYAGER
General Statistics
Vessel Type FERRY - PASSENGER/VEHICLE  Gross Tonnage 9,022.00 t Net Tonnage 5,130.00 t  Ship Length 107.20 m Construction Material ALUMINUM  Ship Breadth
24.80 m Ship Depth 6.65 m
Engine Description DIESEL  Number of Engines 4  Propulsion Type SELF-PROPELLED
Speed (knots) 37.0 Propulsion Method JET  Propulsion Power 26000  Unit of Power KILOWATTS      
Final disposition: all ferries purchased by Washington Marine; sold to Abu Dhabi Mar in the United Arab Emirates.
The Queen of Esquimalt in 1978.  Author's Collection.
Queen of Esquimalt
         Official Number 0318673 Year Built 1963  Ship Name QUEEN OF ESQUIMALT  Port of Registry VICTORIA  Gross Tonnage 9,304.07 t Net Tonnage 7,778.35 t
Construction Type CARVEL/FLUSH  Ship Length 122.22 m Construction Material STEEL  Ship Breadth 23.20 m Ship Depth 5.12 m
Engine Description DIESEL  Number of Engines 2  Propulsion Type SELF-PROPELLED  Speed (knots) 19.0 Propulsion Method TWIN SCREW  Propulsion Power 10880  
Final disposition: sold to China,renamed Princess Jacqueline.  The ferry never left Canada and was sold for scrap in June of 2011, and was scrapped
at Ensenda, Mexico.  
Queen of the Islands
Official Number: 0320045 Built at Burrard Dry Dock Co. 1963.  Retired: 1992 Gross tons: 1717  Net Tons: 831 Length: 236  Beam 52.1  Draft: 12 Propusion: Fairbanks
Morse Twin,    3200  BHP (as built) Speed 16 knots Passengers: 400 Cars: 40
Final Disposition: fish camp for St. John's Lodge; resold and turned into a wedding/conference center and renamed "Spirit of the Nation."  Moored
in North Vancouver.  Check the website
Celebration on the Water.
Mill Bay
Official Number 0198842 Year Built 1956 Ship Name MILL BAY Port of Registry VICTORIA General Statistics Vessel Type FERRY - Gross Tonnage 174.89 t
Net Tonnage 118.93 t Construction Type CARVEL/FLUSH Ship Length 35.97 m Construction Material STEEL Ship Breadth 9.94 m Ship Depth 2.53 m
Engine Description DIESEL  Number of Engines 1 Propulsion Type SELF-PROPELLED Speed (knots) 10.0 Propulsion Method SINGLE SCREW Propulsion Power 113
Unit of Power KILOWATTS     
Final Disposition: Sold to Gray Area Holdings of  Duncan, B.C. Renamed Buttle Shuttle.
The Mill Bay in a rare grounding incident in 1989. Author's Collection.
Pender Queen
Official Number: 180894 Built by Yarrows, 1923 for CPR as Motor Princess. Gross tons: 428 Net tons:291 (final) Length: 153.0 Beam 43.5 Draft: 9.0 White Superior Single
diesel engine, 1050 hp. Speed: 9 knots Passengers: 250 Cars: 40
Final dispostion:   On 23 June, 2003, while still in use as a fish camp moored in Naden
Graham Island,  Pender Lady (ex-Pender Queen, ex-Motor Princess) began taking on water.  The Coast Guard rescued the 28 people on board.
  The next day, with the
Quillayute and Pender Lady surrounded by booms, the Pender Lady began to  sink by the stern. Later in the afternoon, she had completely
sunk in 55 feet of  water.  The
Pender Lady's hull had been stuffed with foam plastic in order to maintain buoyancy and help keep her afloat.
  Fearing an even greater oil spill than the 2,000 litres that had come from the
Pender Lady, it was decided that both the Pender Lady and Quillayute vessels should
be disposed of to prevent further environmental damage--and that's exactly what happened.  
Pender Lady was raised and what remained was broken up and scrapped in August, 2003.
Queen of Chilliwack
Official Number 0812639 Year Built 1978 Ship Name QUEEN OF CHILLIWACK Year Rebuilt 1996 Former Name BASTO I Port of
General Statistics
Vessel Type FERRY - PASSENGER/VEHICLE  Gross Tonnage 5,011.00 t Net Tonnage 1,503.00 t Construction Type
CARVEL/FLUSH Ship Length 93.91 m Construction Material STEEL Ship Breadth 17.66 m Ship Depth 10.60 m
Engine Description DIESEL  Number of Engines 4 Propulsion Type SELF-PROPELLED Speed (knots) 15.0 Propulsion Method
TWIN SCREW Propulsion Power 5880 Unit of Power BRAKE HORSEPOWER      
MV Queen of Chilliwack is a ferry owned by BC Ferries, built in Norway in 1978, then known as Bastø I. The ferry route she was assigned to
was from Moss, Norway to Horten, about 45 km south of the capital, Oslo.
In 1991 Bastø I was bought by BC Ferries. She had to travel 35 days on the trip to British Columbia from Norway, via the Panama Canal. When
the vessel arrived she first went to Point Hope Shipyard for a major overhaul for the Tsawwassen - Southern Gulf Islands ferry route in the Gulf
of Georgia. She was then named Queen of Chilliwack. She later changed to the Earls Cove - Saltery Bay route.
In 1996 Queen of Chilliwack was taken out of service for another overhaul, this time the ferry was assigned to the new mid-coast route called
the Discovery Coast Passage which goes through Queen Charlotte Sound. Queen of Chilliwack would first start from Port Hardy and begin her
journey up to the small First Nations communities of Namu, Bella Bella, Shearwater, Ocean Falls, and Bella Coola. In the winter prior to 2009,
the Chilliwack maintained the Earls Cove - Saltery Bay route. While the MV Northern Expedition handles the Port Hardy to Prince Rupert route.
As of 2009 she has been replaced by the MV Island Sky on the Earls Cove - Saltery Bay route.
In 2015, the
Queen of Chilliwack was sold for less than 2 million dollars to Gondaur Shipping and renamed Lomaiviti Princess 3 for use in the Fiji Islands.
The Queen of Chilliwack in 2011.  Photo courtesy of Mike Bonkowski.