Horseshoebay breakwater DOWN !

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by jeffywestcoast, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Apparently the breakwater in horseshoe bay has been deystroyed... Both morning sailings fron Nanaimo have had to turn back. Sad day at the marina for many boat owners. Pics to follow...
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
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  2. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    That is bad news.
  3. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Apparently Pam and Gary (Albernifisher) were on the second boat from nanaimo and both boats were turned around.. debris everywhere.
  4. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member

  5. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    This is not normal....
    Seen plenty of wind on this coast but the ferry breakwater fail is a new one.
  6. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

  7. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    Yea that's not normal.
  8. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    Man that marina has sure had it's share of bad luck between this and the ferry crashing in to it a few years ago I would be surprised that anyone would want to return.
  9. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    Someone tweeted " If it's not on the beach then its on the bottom"
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  10. OldBlackDog

    OldBlackDog Well-Known Member

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  11. Chasin' Dreams

    Chasin' Dreams Well-Known Member

    Was waiting in the ferry line up this morning for a couple hours but the ferry never showed coming back from Nanaimo cause it had to keep floating around out in the bay cause it was too F'd up to come in. Eventually all sailings were shut down. Floating storage building was listing bad, several boats washed up on shore and a boat dislodged from its mooring ended up wedged in underneath the ferry loading ramp. I can't remember every seeing the bay that rough before personally. Was heading over to the island with a buddy to check out a boat for sale. Ended up going to the boat show after they shut the ferry's down. Some pics from the shore there. 20190209_113051.jpg 20190209_113011.jpg 20190209_112915.jpg
  12. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Alex and I were already in Vancouver - We came over yesterday and planned on returning via Horseshoe Bay but diverted to Tsawwassen with a 5:45 reservation. Pretty windy here too but its a tail wind for the boat.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  13. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    watching the sea-can full of outboards
    and forklift going down was the most
    sobering image...u see boats washed up
    on the shore all the time but why have
    the container on a floating dock.
    hope they had a permit or that could
    be the end of sewels.
  14. bigdogeh

    bigdogeh Well-Known Member

    Scary, and sad. Hope no one was hurt. Wouldn't be a nice day being out in that. (reminds me of one morning we woke up to weather like that and were lucky enough to be securely anchored in an area that was sheltered behind a small mountain) Looks like the insurance companies are going to be busy for awhile. Hopefully most boats were insured....
  15. BigReel

    BigReel Active Member


    Saw them picking gear and boats out of the water yesterday on the 345 ferry. Rough drive from Nanaimo up island after the ferry. Cars couldn't make it up the departure bay hill. Worst I've ever been in on the Island. Zero visibility and not a plow to be seen.
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  16. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    Yup boss wanted me to drive my superB to port alberni today .. I respectfully declined.. roads are a mess, glad they are able to pluck that stuff on the bottom over there what a mess.
  17. Reeltime

    Reeltime Well-Known Member

    Just took a screen shot boats getting pulled up
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  18. Fisherman Rob

    Fisherman Rob Well-Known Member

    Some deals on 18' Hourston's coming up.
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  19. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    'Hull only'.
  20. terrin

    terrin Well-Known Member

    Is that the breakwater barge floating again in the background?

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