While poking about the Ladysmith marina I spotted the Glory Island, a rather interesting Northwest Ferries self propelled barge. It’s also interesting in that the Glory Island, and Northwest Ferries, do not exist.
Nope – they are nowhere to be found in the Canadian vessel registry.
As it turns out, the Glory Island was a ferry in an American television series filmed at The Bridge Studios in Vancouver. The series was titled Glory Days (also titled Demontown) was and broadcast from January to March 2002 on The WB Television Network. The series involved novelist Mike Dolan returning to his hometown, where various odd and unpleasant occurrences were happening.
This get’s more interesting as the ferry actually is registered, but as the Lorraine S. 2, a ferry that used to operate to Hornby Island.
- Year Built: 1962, Albert Savoie, Hornby Island
- Gross Tonnage: 36.48
- Net Tonnage: 28.26
- Construction Material: Wood
- Length: 11.98 m
- Breadth: 7.32 m
- Depth: 1.16 m
- Propulsion: 2 x 660 HP Diesel, twin screw
- Speed: 8.0 knots