On Sunday May 27th 2018, a Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque will be unveiled at Granville Island to recognize the national historic significance of Tugboats on Canada’s West Coast, with special reference to the historic Steam Tug Master. A parade of tugs both modern and historic will follow the ceremony.
We hope that everyone connected with the industry or who just “loves tugs” will join us for this historic and long overdue recognition of the critical role that tugboats continue to play in the commerce of the Province of British Columbia.
A formal invitation from the Government of Canada and RSVP contact information will follow shortly. We look forward to seeing you all there.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee:
Robert Allan P.Eng; Robert Allan Ltd
Capt. Phill Nelson; CMC
Barry Martens; President, SS Master Society
David Bradford; Alder Bay Boats/ SS Master Society
Christa Hansen; Parks Canada