July 12, 2019

Classic Boat FestivalClassic Boat Festival on Labour Day, photo courtesy of Tom Sztanek

The current exhibition is about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, with new hours of operation. (Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm).

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of human-made debris and ocean plastic in the world.

It covers a surface area twice the size of Texas, and contains up to an estimated 3.6 trillion pieces. But did you know it’s not actually a “patch”? Or how about the fact that garbage is accumulating in five distinct areas of our oceans? And did you know that your laundry is likely contributing to the problem?

Visit the Maritime Museum of BC to learn more about marine debris and plastic in our oceans, including why it is exists and how it continues to grow. You’ll also learn about the efforts from people around the world who are working to better the situation, and even how you can make small changes in your daily life that can contribute to big changes for our oceans.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Exhibit is open from 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday!

the Annual Classic Boat Festival coming up on Labour Day weekend

The Maritime Museum of BC is proud to host the Annual Classic Boat Festival in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour!

Great Pacific Garbage PatchFor over 40 years, the Victoria Classic Boat Festival has showcased classic boats from all over the Pacific Northwest each Labour Day Weekend. Each year, approximately 10,000 visitors tour the docks and the boats on display. In 2017, the Maritime Museum of BC took over operations of the Festival, incorporating marine-related exhibitions and family-friendly programs into the weekend’s activities.

Join us on the docks this coming Labour Day Weekend, Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1 2019!

We also have an on-going Tea & Talks event that occurs every other Thursday:

Come on down to the Maritime Museum every other Thursday  at 2:30pm for Tea & Talks!

Museum volunteers, archival staff, and educators present unique artefacts from our collection, surrounded by discussions of maritime history and other seaworthy topics – all over a cup of tea and refreshments!

Great Pacific Garbage PatchThis program FREE with museum admission or membership!

Summer 2019 topics:
• July 18 –The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Fur trade
• August 1 –Indigenous Waterways of Haida Gwaii
• August 15 - For the Whales Stuck on a Dry Dock: Canadian Rum Running on the West Coast
• August 29 – Floating Food Forests – Is Kelp the New Kale?

Drain LocationSometimes life gets in the way of boating. A summer wedding, family get-together, or (heaven forbid) work forces you to cancel a weekend on the water.

As summer turns to fall, the excuses tend to get easier. Boat priorities tend to fall further and further down the to-do list. Before you know it, it’s the second week of November, and the first frost (or freeze) of the season has come and gone. But, because boating priorities became less important, you forgot to get your boat winterized.

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All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Cruisers Yachts 38 GLSBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

The North American power boat market has begun to see a new trend toward larger day boats for luxurious onboard entertaining and the new Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS is right on trend plus, it brings a different flavour and set of cruising attributes to this market.

The new Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS carries on the styling and accommodation quality of the company's Cantius line of cruising yachts while beginning an entirely new family of day boats. 

 

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Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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