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Monday, September 6, 2010

MV Deerleap

I mentioned yesterday that Labour Day weekend sees the Inner Harbour hosting the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. There are dozens of beautiful wooden boats of all sizes but for me the most interesting are always the big luxurious ones with lots of history. All today's photos are of one such boat, the MV Deerleap, built in 1929 in Vancouver, especially for excursions to Alaska. There's lots of history, film stars and other famous names associated with this boat, but you can read all about her on her website. Below you can get an idea of just how elegant life aboard can be. This is the combined sitting and dining room. To the right you can see the spiral staircase that leads down to the master stateroom and guest rooms, all with en suite plumbing. My thanks to the current owners for letting us get a glimpse of this lovely vessel and also to the sponsors of the Classic Boat Festival, Canoe Cove Marina and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

6 comments:

Steffe said...

Cool perspective on the top photo. Would have been fun to know what happened when John Wayne was here!

Dean Lewis said...

The 'lap of luxury'.
Love the warmth of all that wood.

Leeds Daily Photo - Paul said...

It is great to see this lovely lady restored to her rightful glory. You would never think she once lay at the bottom of a harbour.
Would love to be a passenger even if only across a bay.

JoJo said...

How beautiful! It sure would be fun to take a sail on it!

Jack said...

It must have been fun walking among these beauties of the sea. I particularly like the top photo today and the top photo from yesterday . . . strong angles in each.

Small City Scenes said...

Wowee! that is totally amazing. I coudn't even imagine being on a boat like this. MB