artecodesign by-the-sea

North West Marine Arts and Design

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Vancouver Harbor harbors some of the most interesting commercial, charter vessels, visiting yachts, BC built character ships, and tiny but just as fascinating boats with figureheads and cute ‘Pretty Blue Eyes’  

For all lovers of the sea and Vancouver’s waterfront scene…. 

Dockside or on the water…

Architecture afloat! 

Beautiful 1930s Robert Allan designed ‘Meander’ cruises BC water and moors across from Granville Island where sleek cruisers leave English Bay.

Party boats host tourists and V to V takes travelers from Vancouver to Victoria in luxury!

Locals love this scene and the local economy flourishes, but little ships work too…

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Saluting Port of Vancouver Ships and Mariners!

ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ROSEMARY HANNA Summertime, where living is easy down by the sea – for dreamers. Where big and small ships, and their mariners, protect Canada’s Port of entry. Safety for Canadians and visitors! To play, cruise, learn and maybe stay forever. Other ships are the heart of Vancouver’s working waterfront, Canada’s commercial drumbeat.  They are coming to work while cruise ships and commercial vessels enter the Port of Vancouver. Offshore, navy and rescue vessels. Some little workboats wait and dream of their next missions, ready to head out from port under a new command. Vancouver Port’s many events:

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East Pacific teal to Carribean blue, beautiful North American salt waters and shorelines inspire art and play! Celebrate World Oceans Day every day with TLC.

Oceans for frolicking kids, calm smooth waters, lazy west coast sea otters, fishing boats named for the sea, still blue nights at the beach.

Oceans for: family seaside get-togethers, pouty northern fishes, sleek dolphins, Vancouver Island rough waters and winter storms, and Bald Eagle lookouts.