Boat RestorationSilver Ann
The Silver Ann was the last boat built in the Richmond Boatworks before operations shut down in 1969. She is a 34 foot gillnetter and was built in 1968-69 by S. Asari for George Osaka.
The restoration of the Silver Ann began in 2005, with a group of trained shipwrights and volunteers. The Silver Ann was officially launched on July 1, 2009. She is now tied up on the floats, and looking forward to a long life as Britannia's prized flagship!
From 2009-2011 the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society embarked on a restoration project of the Iona, a 38 foot wooden commercial fishing vessel known as a "collector boat". The Iona was originally built as a "double-ender" in the 1930's and then modified by a previous owner. She was donated to the BHS Society in 1991 by Steveston's Koyanagi family.
This restoration project will refurbish the Merrilee II, a charming 1950s pleasure craft, typical of an era of simplicity, elegance and quality. This project is currently being documented through photographs and video that will be presented to the public and available online in spring 2013.
If you are interested in climbing aboard as a restoration volunteer, please contact the BHS Society at 604-238-8038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.