This post celebrates the launch this week of Sea Otter II, the newest among the vessels that ply the waters of Burrard Inlet between Waterfront Station (Vancouver) and Lonsdale Quay (North Vancouver) for SeaBus. For more information about SO2, including a couple of brief videos pertaining to her launch, see the TransLink site.
There have been a number of ways of crossing between the municipalities of Vancouver and North Vancouver/West Vancouver (referred to collectively as “the north shore”) over the roughly 1.5 centuries of their settlement by non-Native people. Several of these means are represented visually below – from canoes and rowboats to passenger/car ferries, from bridges to aircraft (and doubtless a few others that don’t appear). Note: I’m showing only the first narrows bridge (Lions Gate) below, since I dedicated a post to an image of the second narrows crossing (Ironworkers Memorial), recently.