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Traditional christening: BC Ferries Capt. Lynn Hagen performs the traditional champagne christening of the new Coast Guard vessel Cape Palmerston July 1. According to nautical tradition, a new vessel must have a woman as a sponsor who then christens the boat. Quadra Island-based Capt. Hagen was chosen for the honour in recognition of her career accomplishment rising from a deckhand to ferry skipper. The naming ceremony was held at Robert Ostler Park last week for Campbell River-based Cape Palmerston which took over for the decommissioned Point Race. - Alistair Taylor/The Mirror
Traditional christening: BC Ferries Capt. Lynn Hagen performs the traditional champagne christening of the new Coast Guard vessel Cape Palmerston July 1. According to nautical tradition, a new vessel must have a woman as a sponsor who then christens the boat. Quadra Island-based Capt. Hagen was chosen for the honour in recognition of her career accomplishment rising from a deckhand to ferry skipper. The naming ceremony was held at Robert Ostler Park last week for Campbell River-based Cape Palmerston which took over for the decommissioned Point Race.
— image credit: Alistair Taylor/The Mirror
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