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23 April 2007

Famous Boat restored in Campbell River

A 16-metre fish boat, the BP 45, is the centrepiece of Campbell River, B.C.'s new Maritime Heritage Centre. Built in 1927 by Burrard Shipyards in North Vancouver as part of a fleet of seiners owned by BC Packers, the BCP 45 is more famous for the photo taken in the 1958 Sockeye season north of Campbell River. This photo appeared on the Canadian five dollar bill from 1972 to 1986. After 68 years as a salmon seiner, troller, gillneter, beam trawler and tow-off for the winter herring, the BCP 45 was retired in 1996, and donated to the BC Maritime Museum in Vancouver. In 2002, it returned home to be restored. ( Victoria Times Colonist 07Mar25 | Maritime Heritage Centre)

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At May 27, 2007, Anonymous Keith said...

Great photo.
It's great that their restoring this classic boat. Would love to see pictures when it's done.
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