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Posted on: October 12, 2022

October 12, 2022 - update on Pier Project

22-10-06 - First steel beam being flown into position

You may have noticed a GWIL crane on the construction site in the last week. The crane is assisting in the install of the steel beams on the steel pilings. 

22-10-06 - First steel beam being flown into position

MarWest recently completed the install of the storm sewer tie-in with the City storm line.

22-09-28 - City storm line tie in

 The deck boards are being installed by North Mountain and will continue to be installed to the south of the sidewalk.

22-10-06 - First deck board being installed (2)

The Ladybird display building is moving along with the joists and beams being installed by North Mountain Construction.

22-09-29 - LadyBird joist install

Once complete, the Ladybird display building will house the original Ladybird speedboat built in 1922 by Bert at Walton Boatworks.   It is a 26-foot vessel powered by a Liberty V-12 aircraft engine. 

This boat was called “the Speed Queen of Kootenay Lake” for winning the 20-mile race eight times in the local regatta. The Ladybird set a speed record of 109 km/hr in 1933 and was officially retired in 1966. 

The Ladybird remained on display for many years under the care of the Nelson Museum, Archives, and Gallery. The boat has remained in storage since 2005 when the museum moved locations to Vernon Street.

Ladybird speed boat in undated photo

Thank you to the Nelson Museum, Archives, and Gallery for their assistance with historical photo's and information.

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