Dock Talk

Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby Fish Off!

Canadian Princess Resort - September 9, 2011

I walk into the bridge and suddenly the Canadian Princess lives once more. I am transported back to an age where the bridge acted as the brain of this historic ship. Decisions were ordered and relayed, the bell sounds on the bridge and the lever signaling “forward” and “all stop” informs the engine room of new intent.
            But the ship is still docked and not moving anytime soon. The Salmon Ladder Derby staff on the other hand is busily cruising full steam ahead. The Salmon Ladder Derby began this morning and is in the first day of a three day fish off ending on Sunday afternoon with the Salmon festival where awards are to be handed out with first place taking home $10,000 dollars in cash and prizes. For those not taking home the grand prize or looking to just enjoy the festivities, there will be song and dance along with a salmon barbeque from 2-6pm. I’m heading out tomorrow to catch some of the action and look forward to seeking out the moment when the big salmon is reeled in. There was talk of a 38 Lb. Chinook today, will it be beat?
From the bridge,
-Chris White