NAKUSP, B.C., Canada – British Columbia Ministry of Transportation officials announced this week it has awarded the contract for a new ferry to serve the Shelter Bay to Galena Bay route on Upper Arrow Lake to WaterBridge Steel, based here. The $26.5 million ferry will accommodate 80 cars and 250 passengers and serve as many as 300,000 passengers a year.
WaterBridge also built the Francois Forester, the ferry that services Francois Lake.
“This project will provide good jobs for skilled tradespeople in British Columbia,” said Blair Lekstrom, BC minister of transportation and infrastructure. “The fact that a British Columbia company was the successful bidder in this competitive process shows that we do have the expertise here to design and build vessels to serve the travelling public.”