BC Ferries, the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and Stz’uminus First Nation have unveiled the artwork for BC Ferries’ second new Salish class vessel, the Salish Eagle.
Stz’uminus First Nation’s John Marston designed the artwork, which, in addition to adorning the outside of the vessel, will be displayed on board, along with a profile of the artist.
The Salish class ferries are under construction at Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk Poland. All three vessels will be in service for the summer of 2017. The Salish Orca will replace the Queen Of Burnaby on the Comox-Powell River route, the Salish Eagle will replace the Queen of Nanaimo on the Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands route, and the Salish Raven will also provide Southern Gulf Islands service.