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

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.

  • Jul. 7, 2011 5:00 a.m.

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