Well, it didn’t take long for a breakdown to disrupt service offered by the Campbell River to Quadra Island route’s brand new ferries.
Due to a mechanical issue with the ship’s thruster, the rest of the day’s sailings between Campbell River and Quathiaski Cove (Quadra Island) on the newly-commissioned Island Nagalis were cancelled around 10:20 a.m., Thursday Jan. 26. The Island Nagalis officially began service on this route on Wednesday, Jan. 18 along with its sister ship, the Island K’ulut’a.
The Island K’ulut’a actually was pressed into service a day early due to the retirement of the 58-year-old Powell River Queen breaking down on virtually its last run before being decommissioned.
Service between Quathiaski Cove and Campbell River remained available on the Island K’ulut’a for the remainder of the day, Jan. 26. The Island K’ulut’a continued to sail on an irregular schedule until built-up vehicle traffic had been alleviated.
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