Shipwrecked in Vancouver

cdngreenwaterdiverPublished: June 4, 2017Updated: June 5, 201710 views
Published: June 4, 2017Updated: June 5, 2017

While attending a fundraiser at the Maritime Museum in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver B.C Canada, Brent the cameraman spotted these beached sailboats while walking around the park area at the museum.
Recalling the huge windstorm that hit the city May 23,2017 Brent scrambled down the giants rocks to get a closer look at the wrecks. Following are quotes and information about the storm that rocked the Lower Mainland.

"The problem arises when some owners simply walk away from an old derelict boat that’s been destroyed.
Kitsilano residents say has been a growing problem for years, claiming every time there’s a windstorm multiple boats wash ashore and create pollution.

“There doesn’t seem to be a plan on how we get rid of these boats,” says Jeff Whitehead, a supervisor from the Vancouver Park Board who is ultimately responsible for the cleanup which can cost north of $7,000 dollars.

Winds gusting between 40 and 50 miles an hour pushed sailboats onto the shore at Sunset Beach in English Bay, and also took out a navigational buoy off-shore.

Brent said it was amazing seeing this being he has lived locally his whole life, but has never seen this up close.
Everyone is hoping that this issue of the damaged and abandoned boats is cleaned up soon as summer is coming . Summer brings a great amount of tourism and beach visits for locals .

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