Cape Pine brings maritime heritage to 21st century False Creek

The Cape Pine, anchored in False Creek.

The venerable Cape Pine,a 60-year-old veteran of BC’s fishing industry, dropped anchor in False Creek Thursday directly across from the city’s Live City Yaletown site at David Lam Park.

The Pine, a reminder of the resource and manufacturing industry’s that used to drive BC’s economy, seems out of place in today’s condo-ringed Creek. Built in the United States during the Second World War as a submarine chaser, the vessel was part of the Canadian Fishing Co.’s salmon and herring packing fleet, back in the days when we had a fishing industry.

Today, however, the Pine packs well-heeled tourists, six at a time.