Barge loss saddening: Rick Bourne

  • Dec. 31, 2008 2:00 p.m.

Langara Fishing Adventures president Rick Bourne said he was saddened about the Christmas Eve loss of the Kumdis barge, a vessel with a long history on the islands and on the BC coast. Langara bought the barge about 26 years ago, he said, and it spent almost 20 years at Langara Island. For the past six years, it had been docked at the end of the Industrial Road in Port Clements, where the company used it for crew accommodation and as a special event restaurant. “We had lots of good dinners out at it,” Mr. Bourne said. “I really liked the old gal. We were slowly restoring her.” With the fire happening in the middle of the busy Christmas season, Mr. Bourne said he hadn’t had time to contemplate whether the barge will be replaced. But he did say the loss won’t affect the Kumdis River Lodge operations. The fishing lodge operates out of buildings on shore which were nowhere near the fire. In fact, he said, the fire was confined entirely to the barge and did not even burn the dock it was tied up at.

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