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S.S. Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence Presentation Ceremony – Private Event
November 18, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are proud to announce the Presentation Ceremony for the S.S. Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence to the following recipients:
- Captain Stephen Brown: Past President Chamber of Shipping of BC and retired deep sea Master Mariner;
- John Harland: retired physician recognized worldwide as an authority on marine technology and author of standard books in this area.
- John Horton: marine artist and Outstanding Marine Search and Rescue Volunteer;
- Captain David Woodman: retired mariner and author of groundbreaking studies collating Inuit oral testimony about the fate of the Franklin expedition and participant in 10 Arctic Investigation Expeditions;
A special award will recognize BC Ferries for their over five decades of providing essential coastal infrastructure at high operating standards. Two vessels well known to the travelling public – the Queens of Burnaby and Nanaimo- will be replaced next year by new state of the art vessels after operating for more than fifty years. These pioneering ships helped establish the foundation for today’s very successful service by transforming car ferry operation on the coast.
Congratulations to all winners, and a special thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination this year!