Wednesday, July 17, 2013

American Tugs visit Namu and Ocean Falls 2013


The American Tug Summer Expedition cruises to Namu & Ocean Falls. 

I last visited these two locations in June of 2011, boy...what a change.  Nature is taking these ghost towns back at a rapid rate.  With rainfall of approximately 170-inches the buildings begin to fail at a rapid rate once the roofs deteriorate.  Both closed over 30-years ago, and maintenance stopped.

These are still very interesting stops along the way, and shed much light on what life on the central BC coast was like in its commercial heyday.

See my photo galleries shot in 2011 here:  Namu   &  Ocean Falls.

The British Columbia central coast offers fantastic boating and endless fjords and anchorages to explore.  It is now as it was when explored by George Vancouver and Alexander Mackenzie.  Fitz Hugh Sound and its tributaries and Fjords is truly gorgeous and remains wild.

We had a great time!



Namu:

Namu docks shot from the derelict cannery - party barge on the right
 

Dinner for some of the AT group

 
Ocean Falls:

Ocean Falls with the operating dam on the right

Link River after coming over the spillway, former town store on left now abandoned

Greeted by Porpoise in downtown Ocean Falls

The Museum with "nearly normal Norman" as tourguide - a slice of the mid-70's life
 
 
Town map - buildings & houses in red were bull dozed in the late 70's
 
Beautiful Link Lake above the dam

Pot Luck in the "Shack" at the town docks, a boater friendly place