I forgot all about the floating home the tipped and sunk at the Coal Harbour Marina back in December 2008. It's amazing how long it can take to build a float home. 3 years - I don't get it!
A new houseboat gets towed into its new home in Coal Harbour, in Vancouver, B.C. on September 19, 2011.
Photograph by: Steve Bosch, PNG
VANCOUVER - Metro Vancouver’s newest floating home was towed into place in the Coal Harbour Marina Monday afternoon.
It took 12 hours for the house to travel from Shelter Island Marina and Boatyard in Richmond, where it was built, to its designated lot in Vancouver.
The house, owned by Doug McClelland and Tony Tucker, was built over three years to stringent City of Vancouver guidelines. It will replace their previous float home, which tipped and sank at the marina during the Christmas Day blizzard of 2008.
It is one of six floating homes allowed at the Coal Harbour Marina by city zoning regulations. The only other place where floating homes can be found in the City of Vancouver is at the Sea Village Float Home Community in False Creek.