24 Nov 2001:
In council three weeks ago Councilor Braithwaite expressed his frustration with the continuing community interest in the preservation of the Number 5 Ferry with the comment that ran something like this. If the people knew what we have had to look at in the way of technical reports and other evidence the community would know why we have taken the course of action we have.
Well the City of North Vancouver did release what we, the concerned Citizens of North Vancouver, thought were all the documents the City had that dealt with the Ferry. We have looked at them and the consensus of the reports does seem to be clear. Click here for the complete text of this letter
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Claims the No.5 Ferry a Wreck, a Malicious Fabrication?
Judge Eleanor R Dawson Order
Barry D Smith July 11, 1996
Barry D Smith November 6, 1998
Barry D Smith January 18, 1999
Hopkinson Plastic Liner January 18, 1999
NS News Survey 2 November 2001
The Number 5 Ferry played a vital role from 1941 to 1945 carrying as many as 10,000 war workers daily to North Vancouver to build more than 200 of the 400 ships supplied by Canada to win World War II.
The Number 5 Ferry transported commuters and shoppers to Vancouver from 1941 until 1958, and
The Number 5 Ferry is the last of the passenger/vehicle ferries that crossed Burrard Inlet to the North Shore from 1870 until today.
“We believe that the Number 5 Ferry must stay on
the North Vancouver waterfront in some capacity.”
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For more information contact:
The Concerned Citizens of the No. 5 Ferry 604-729-3260