The BC Ferry
was our largest client for marine models in Canada. We've
built most of their models since the introduction of their first "Super
Ferry", and our association continued for many years, as they added new
vessels to their fleet.
STEEL Boat & BARGE CONSTRUCTION,
was a small shipyard that operated here in Richmond BC from 1965 until 1987.
two pretty high profile vessels for them not long before they closed
first, was the "Bonavista Bay" a Husky Oil Anchor Handling Tug,
in a scale of 1:100.
Later came the model of Canadian Coast Guard
Both models were built at the same time as the actual vessels were being built at Vito's shipyard. We followed, and photographed
progress right up to their "sea trials", and completion.
We felt privileged to witness, first hand, the creation of these iconic
pieces of Canadian history, and to be a small part of preserving it.