Posts Tagged ‘houseboat’

Rod Palm’s ship house on Strawberry Isle in Tofino, BC

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Views of Rod’s famous ship house just off Tofino on the West Coat of Vancouver Island. Below, from here. And on Rod Palm and the Strawberry Isle Research Society here.

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The McBarge ghost ship

Monday, June 29th, 2009

This thing, known as McBarge by Vancouverites, is the hulking remains of a floating McDonalds. It was custom-built for our Expo ’86 World’s Fair and then carelessly left rusting in the harbour for 23 years as some sort of ghost ship. I hadn’t thought about it until this week when I saw a funny conceptual artwork by Kate Sansom in the current exhibition Science Fiction_01  at Vancouver’s Or Gallery, where the artist has set up an office inside the gallery as a research base for tracking down McBarge’s unknown current owners and discovering what they ever intend to do with it.

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