Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Photo: Freight on the Fraser

Back in Ontario, the rivers tend to be piddly little things; useful for generating hydroelectricity, but unless you're a seventeenth-century voyageur with a canoe they're not going to make your trip much faster. Out here, it's different. The Fraser River isn't the widest river around but it's still plenty big, big enough to serve as a natural highway for the industries and resource collection operations that have grown up around its shores. Here, a tugboat pulls a barge loaded down with cut lumber and a couple of trucks along the river, past the bee-youtiful north Surrey waterfront.

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1 comment:

  1. Aaah, a working river. This is part of what I really like about New West. Nice that it isn't all "disneyfied"! It's a balance to keep the waterfront accessible to both industry and pedestrians...a conversation we're now starting to have locally.