Annapolis Project Update
November 14, 2014
Dear Friends, Volunteers and Supporters
This is a brief update to tell you know we are mobilizing the final phase of the project. A great deal of organizing is happening at this time to get the basic infrastructure back aboard the ship, this includes equipment, tools and manpower.
We are working with local marine service operators and other professionals who are being incredibly helpful working with the ARSBC on the myriad of complex details. We expect to be operational very soon and will likely be ready for volunteer participation before month end.
As always if you have any questions, please contact us directly.
Rick Wall, Director Navy Liaison
Cc: ARSBC Executive
ANNAPOLIS PROJECT TO RESUME!!!
November 6, 2014
Dear Friends, Volunteers and Supporters,
As you can imagine, the story of the Annapolis Project is a complicated one on many levels, and the Reef Society has kept working diligently to make this project a success for Vancouver. This has been no easy task given the myriad of complicated project circumstances that the ARSBC management continues to cautiously navigate through. We know this has been a long project-in-waiting for everyone who spent time with us preparing the vessel. The hard work you provided through volunteerism to help prepare the Annapolis is sincerely appreciated and has paid off.
Artificial Reefs in Cartoons
Artificial reefs, and the ARSBC, have featured in several editorial cartoons over the years. Our favourites are from Adrian Raeside (www.raesidecartoon.com), editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times-Colonist. Here are the ones that we have saved over the years....
The Annapolis Project
In March, 2008, the Artificial Reef Society acquired the de-commissioned Canadian Navy ship ex-HMCS Annapolis, with plans to prepare her to become an artificial reef in the waters around Vancouver. It has been quite a ride since that time!
Please visit the Annapolis page, to read about the ship and the people who have supported the project for the past eight years to prepare her for sinking.