Ex BC Forest Service Vessel Squadron
Pender Harbour Rendezvous 2014
Thank you for attending!
What a great way to celebrate BC Day Weekend. A big thank you to the Ex BC Forest Service Squadron for visiting Pender Harbour and sharing their boats, stories, and memories with visitors and locals at the Madeira Park Wharf.
For more details on the Forestry boats, a photo gallery, and links to related websites and archival photos, please check out our Forestry Collections page.
Event Announcement details: August 1-4, 2014
Boat lovers and maritime history buffs, here's an event not to be missed this weekend in Madeira Park!
The Harbour Authority of Pender Harbour welcomes to the Madeira Park Wharf an exciting group of boats that are a big part of BC's maritime heritage.
The Ex BC Forestry Service Vessel Squadron will be in port from August 1-4, 2014 with between 10 and 12 boats attending ranging in size from 36 feet to 52 feet.
These boats are all in amazing condition and will be open to the public for viewing Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3rd from 1-5 pm.
When these vessels were no longer needed by the Forestry Service, they were sold off. The new owners formed an association and their first rendezvous was right here in Pender Harbour 23 years ago. They are all excited about coming back to Pender Harbour and are welcoming you to come by for a visit!
The vessels are an important part of B.C. history and a few of them were actually stationed in Pender Harbour. Tamarack, a 52 footer, was built in 1927, making her 87 years old. (Tamarack is pictured above - photo courtesy the squadron website.)
Bring your cameras, stories, and questions!