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Re: SAA and Ferry Service
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0100  Wednesday, 22 January 2003

[1]     From:   Herb Weil <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 09:02:41 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 11:55:52 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

[3]     From:   Michael Best <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 09:09:29 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

[4]     From:   Michael Shurgot <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 10:32:48 -0800
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

[5]     From:   Tracey Sedinger <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 13:58:37 -0700
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

[6]     From:   Alizon Jayne Brunning <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Jan 2003 11:25:09 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service


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From:           Herb Weil <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 09:02:41 -0600
Subject: 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

I do not know details but the main ferry service from Seattle to
Victoria goes near downtown not to Sidney about 30 minutes north. This
ferry may not take cars.

By the way, we move to Victoria May 31 so are just beginning to learn
about it.

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 11:55:52 -0400
Subject: 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

Hi all,

Mike Jensen asks if "there may be a back door way [of getting from the
US to Victoria] by taking a ferry to Vancouver, then on to the other
ferry station near Victoria."

There isn't that I know of, but you could just drive to Vancouver and
take the ferry from there.  The ferry schedule is here:
http://www.bcferries.bc.ca/schedules/mainland/index.html .  You'll note
that the terminal in Tsawwassen is quite close to the international
frontier.

Alternatively, Pacific Coach Lines http://www.pacificcoach.com/ offers a
bus service between Vancouver and Victoria, and it might connect to a
Greyhound or the QuickCoach from Seattle Tacoma (
http://www.quickcoach.com/ ).

Good luck,
Sean.

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From:           Michael Best <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 09:09:29 -0800
Subject: 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

The Sidney - Anacorted ferry mentioned by Mike Jensen is the least used
of the ferries to Victoria. The best way is to go via Tsawassen (about
25K, 19 miles south of Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (about the same distance
north of Victoria). Signs are clear for the turnoff just north of the
border. The BC ferries are fast, comfortable, and efficient: cost about
Canadian$ 50.00 one way, vehicle and one driver. They leave regularly,
at least every two hours.

There is also a ferry, from Port Angeles on the Olympic peninsula, that
will leave twice a day in April. This route is often overbooked, so get
there early.

You will find full information on these websites:

BC Ferries:

General site: <http://www.bcferries.com/>
Tsawassen - Swartz Bay schedules:
http://www.bcferries.com/schedules/mainland/tssw-current.html

Port Angeles - Victoria (the Coho): http://www.cohoferry.com/

Cheers--
Michael

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From:           Michael Shurgot <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 10:32:48 -0800
Subject: 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

Dear Colleagues:

This notice from Mike Jensen about the ferries is disturbing. As I live
in Seattle, and will be at SAA (if I can get there, not being much of a
swimmer!), I shall look into the situation and report back. The " back
door" ferry route through Vancouver is doable, and beautiful (many
islands, etc), but as I recall long. One must get from Seattle to
Vancouver early to make a ferry to get to Victoria in time for a noon
beginning on Thursday, and the border crossing in Blaine, WA.,  is slow
because of the terrorist paranoia all over the area. I shall do what I
can to find out more.

Apologies for this technical note in the list serve, but perhaps I can
help.

Regards,
Michael Shurgot

PS: There may still be a ferry running to Victoria from Port Angeles,
WA., but that is small, and could easily get over crowded if we all
tried to take the same run. More anon.

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From:           Tracey Sedinger
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Jan 2003 13:58:37 -0700
Subject: 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

There is also ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria; one can pick up
a bus from Vancouver Airport that goes via the ferry to the Bus Depot in
Victoria, which is apparently located behind the Empress Hotel. Here's
the URL for the bus service's web page:

http://www.pacificcoach.com/

Tracey Sedinger

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From:           Alizon Jayne Brunning <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Jan 2003 11:25:09 +0000
Subject: 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.094 SAA and Ferry Service

Hi, Thanks for this.

I think this is the ferry from US not Vancouver but it does suggest some
problems on the other ferry I will check it out

Best to find out now rather than later.

Alizon

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