BC Ferry Corp

BC FERRY CORP originated in 1958 during a labour dispute that shut down the privately owned ferry service between VANCOUVER ISLAND and the mainland. Premier W.A.C. BENNETT announced that his government would be going into the ferry business, and 2 vessels were built. Designed by Phillip Spaulding of Seattle and T. Arthur McLAREN of VANCOUVER, the Sidney and the Tsawwassen were put into service 9 June 1960 between terminals at Swartz Bay, north of VICTORIA, and TSAWWASSEN, south of Vancouver....

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