Scenes from last year’s Ladysmith Maritime Heritage Day included Miss Molly greeting visitors aboard Pull Toy. This year’s event takes place Saturday

Explore Ladysmith’s maritime heritage this Saturday

Ladysmith Maritime Heritage Day celebrates all things marine and historical Saturday, June 7 at the LMS Marina.

If you love history and you love being by the water, you won’t want to miss Ladysmith Maritime Heritage Day this Saturday (June 7).

Hosted by the Ladysmith Maritime Society (LMS), Ladysmith Heritage Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LMS Community Marina and features a full day of family activities.

Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to go onboard visiting heritage vessels and the LMS heritage fleet, look through a floating museum and boat shed display, and much more.

Ladysmith Heritage Day chair Rob Pinkerton says they had about 15-18 heritage vessels at last year’s event, and there will be even more this year. He is expecting about 25 boats this year, and he says many of them are new.

“It’s a combination of work boats and pleasure boats and conversions,” said Pinkerton. “There will be a lot of pretty boats. A lot of them might not be considered heritage, but they’re very pretty — a lot of nice woodwork and very well-kept. There are some old tugs, little boats and big boats.”

During the festival, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR) Ladysmith Unit 29 will hold a dedication ceremony for its new rescue vessel at 11 a.m.

The Ladysmith and District Marine Rescue Society has been raising money for the new fast response vessel for the past two years, and society members, RCM-SAR Unit 29 volunteers, local dignitaries and volunteers from other marine rescue units in this region will be at the marina to formally dedicate the boat to the community.

Down on the docks, you’ll be able to explore the Ladysmith Harbour with free harbour tours and $15 hovercraft rides to raise money for RCM-SAR Unit 29.

As well, three local marine artists — Michael Dean, Kath Stroman and Judy Button — will be showcasing their work.

In the LMS upper lot, the Mid-Island Tractor and Equipment Club will share a variety of interesting equipment, including an old-fashioned door frame maker from an old mill in Nanaimo that was used in the early 1900s.

“Hopefully, we’ll be getting to see vintage cars as well,” said Pinkerton.

For more information about Ladysmith Heritage Day, click here.

Ladysmith Maritime Heritage Day 2013

 

Just Posted

Upset student causes safety plan to be enacted at Chemainus Elementary School

Child’s behaviour results in students being held in classrooms until order restored

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada releases information bulletin

Property assessments to rise again on Vancouver Island

Some areas could see their assessments spike as much as 20 per cent

Saltair artisan baking courses find widespread popularity

Community support leads to success of Seraphina’s Oven

Nanaimo dad reflects on viral photoshoot at McNab’s Corn Maze

By Todd Cameron It was two months ago, the evening of October… Continue reading

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

Most Read