Dock ready ahead of schedule

  • Jan. 23, 2009 9:00 a.m.

The ferry dock at Skidegate re-opened Friday, two weeks ahead of schedule, according to BC Ferries. The dock had been closed earlier this month for upgrading, to be ready for the new ferry, the Northern Expedition, expected in April. Work in Skidegate was just part of a $30-million upgrade at four terminals, including Prince Rupert, Port Hardy and McLoughlin Bay. All four are now able to accommodate the international standard for roll on-roll off vessels, and have been standardized with a floating pontoon and ramp.”This is the largest berth upgrade project BC Ferries has ever undertaken which underscores ourinvestment and our commitment to the north,” said Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Engineering. “These are now the most modern ferry berths in Canada and, along with the two new ships, the Northern Expedition and the Northern Adventure, this major project prepares our northern routes for another 40 years of service.” Ferry service from Rupert to the Islands was suspended for January while the work was underway. It resumes Sunday night, with a sailing leaving Rupert at 11:59 pm (see separate story).

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