Boilermakers revitalize shipbuilding in British Columbia

July 4, 2019 IBB

The Sir John Franklin is the first Coast Guard ship built at Seaspan. The ship will be delivered to the Coast Guard this summer, following sea trials. 

ON PICTURESQUE VANCOUVER Island, down a quiet street near the water in the capitol city of Victoria, Local 191 Boilermakers (Victoria, B.C.), along with travelers, are doing their part in bringing Canadian shipbuilding back from the dead. This rebirth is taking place, in part, at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards, which operates within the federally-owned Esquimalt Graving Dock, the largest solid bottom commercial drydock on the West Coast of the Americas.

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