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T H E M A RI TI M E M U S E U M O F B C

Pl a n s t o R ei n v e n t I t s elf a s t h e C a n a di a n M ari ti m e M u s e u m
F o ur y e ar s a g o, t h e M ariti m e M u s e u m of Briti s h C ol u m bi a
( M M B C) l o st it s pr e mi s e s at 2 8 B a sti o n S q u ar e, a hi st ori c
b uil di n g it h a d o c c u pi e d f or m or e t h a n 5 0 y e ar s. S o m e
f all e n pl a st er a n d s e v er al l e a k s h a d c a u s e d t h e Pr o vi n c e,
w h o o w n s t h e N ati o n al Hi st ori c Sit e, t o j u d g e t h e str u ct ur e
u n s af e a n d t h er ef or e a s k e d M M B C t o v a c at e t h e pr o p ert y.
T h e M u s e u m w a s f or c e d t o p a c k u p it s v a st c oll e cti o n s a n d
p ut t h e m i n st or a g e, t h u s k e e pi n g t h e m m o stl y hi d d e n
fr o m t h e p u bli c, s c h ol ar s a n d hi st ori a n s.
T h e M us e u m, m e a n w hil e, h as o nl y b e e n a bl e t o dis pl a y a fr a cti o n
of its c oll e cti o ns i n a ti n y 3, 0 0 0-f o ot s p a c e, gr e atl y li miti n g its
a bilit y t o i nf or m t h e p u bli c a n d r es e ar c h ers of o ur ri c h m ariti m e
hist or y.

- b y M ari a n n e S c o t t

i nt o a C a n a di a n M ariti m e M u s e u m will e n s ur e t h at t h e
P a ci fi c R e gi o n i s i n cl u d e d i n t h e n ati o n al m u s e u m f a bri c
of C a n a d a."
T o a c c o m pli s h t h e tr a n sf or m ati o n fr o m M M B C t o t h e
C a n a di a n M ariti m e M u s e u m, t h e M u s e u m pr o p o s e s a
r e v a m pi n g a n d e art h q u a k e pr o o fi n g of t h e B a sti o n S q u ar e
hi st ori c sit e, a n d a d di n g b ot h a n A n n e x a n d a n off sit e
st or a g e f a cilit y. T h e s e t w o b uil di n g s will b e d e si g n e d i n
c oll a b or ati o n wit h t h e S o n g h e e s N ati o n a n d c o n s ult ati o n
wit h ot h er Fir st N ati o n s, wit h t h e h o p e t h at I n di g e n o u s
hi st ori c art ef a ct s, n o w el s e w h er e, m a y b e r et ur n e d t o t h e
P a ci fi c r e gi o n. N e w e x hi bit s a n d h a n d s - o n i nt er a cti v e
di s pl a y s will hi g hli g ht o ur m ulti - c o a st al h erit a g e a n d
c ult ur e, a n d s h o w c a s e C a n a d a's u ni q u e m ariti m e s ci e n c e
t hr o u g h n e w p u bli c o utr e a c h i niti ati v e s.

B ut d e s pit e t hi s d o w n si zi n g, or p er h a p s b e c a u s e of it,
M M B C h a s d e v el o p e d a n i m pr e s si v e pl a n t o r ei n v e nt
it s elf, b y tr a n siti o ni n g fr o m a pr o vi n ci al t o a n ati o n al T h e e ntir e r e b uil di n g/ r e br a n di n g pr o p o s al i s e sti m at e d
m u s e u m a n d h o u si n g it s elf o n c e a g ai n i n t h e Gr a n d e
t o c o st a b o ut $ 4 5 milli o n, wit h c o ntri b uti o n s fr o m f e d er al,
D a m e at 2 8 B a sti o n S q u ar e. T o a c c o m pli s h t hi s m o v e,
M M B C i s r e q u e sti n g t h at t h e Pr o vi n c e of Briti s h C ol u m bi a
a n d t h e G o v er n m e nt of C a n a d a w or k t o g et h er t o w ar d
o p e ni n g a n e w C a n a di a n M ariti m e M u s e u m ( C M M)
i n Vi ct ori a, o n J ul y 2 0, 2 0 2 1. T h at d at e i s i m p ort a nt,
a s it c o m m e m or at e s t h e 1 5 0t h a n ni v er s ar y of
Briti s h C ol u m bi a b e c o mi n g a pr o vi n c e of C a n a d a.
C a n a d a c urr e ntl y h a s si x n ati o n al m u s e u m c or p or ati o n s -
f o ur i n t h e Ott a w a r e gi o n, a n d o n e e a c h i n H alif a x a n d
Wi n ni p e g. P art of t h e s e m u s e u m s' mi s si o n i s t o pr e p ar e
a n d e x c h a n g e e x hi bit s wit h ot h er n ati o n al m u s e u m s - o ur
l a c k of a n ati o n al m u s e u m o n t h e P a ci fi c pr e v e nt s Briti s h
C ol u m bi a n s fr o m b e n e fiti n g fr o m a n y s u c h e x c h a n g e s. A s
M M B C's b o ar d c h air D o n Pritti e s ai d, "t h e r et ur n of t h e
M u s e u m t o it s r e n o v at e d pr e mi s e s a n d it s tr a n sf or m ati o n
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Canadian Yachting June 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2019

At the Helm: Precious Memories
Special Feature: Could You Lease Your New Yacht?
Travel Destination: Port Severn’s Historic Lock 45
The Galley Guys: Scheuermann Vineyard & Winery
DIY/Tech: Gasoline Containing Ethanol.
Travel Destination: A Water Wonderland
DIY/Tech: Kingston Anchors
Seamanship: Good Samaritans - Rules and Risks
Power Review: Yamaha WaveRunner FX Cruiser SVHO
The Port Hole: June 2019
Power Review: Wellcraft 242 Fisherman
Power Review: Four Winns HD 180
Crossing the Line: Gently Down the Stream
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - At the Helm: Precious Memories
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 4
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Special Feature: Could You Lease Your New Yacht?
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 7
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 8
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 9
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 10
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 11
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Travel Destination: Port Severn’s Historic Lock 45
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 13
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 14
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 15
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - The Galley Guys: Scheuermann Vineyard & Winery
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 17
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 18
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - DIY/Tech: Gasoline Containing Ethanol.
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Travel Destination: A Water Wonderland
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 21
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 22
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 23
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - DIY/Tech: Kingston Anchors
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 25
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 26
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 27
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Seamanship: Good Samaritans - Rules and Risks
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 29
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Power Review: Yamaha WaveRunner FX Cruiser SVHO
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 31
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - 32
Canadian Yachting June 2019 - The Port Hole: June 2019
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Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Power Review: Wellcraft 242 Fisherman
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Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Power Review: Four Winns HD 180
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Canadian Yachting June 2019 - Crossing the Line: Gently Down the Stream
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