It’s Barge Watch 2021, and Vancouver Is Awesome is here for you, delivering the latest updates.
If you haven’t yet heard, a rogue barge was beached just offshore in Vancouver’s West End, during yesterday’s wind storm.
The massive floating structure is currently floating but stuck on rocks just off the seawall at Sunset Beach where winds deposited it after it came unmoored further offshore.
According to the City of Vancouver, plans are underway to try to tow it out this afternoon, during high tide.
If you care to get a peek of it and you don’t have time to go down to view the spectacle in person, there are multiple live webcams that are running, which unintentionally capture the barge in all its glory.
Bluemist Design Studio in the West End runs one of these cams. The stream is on YouTube, and every 60 seconds it pans to a different location, including English Bay, Kits Beach, Vanier Park, and others.
The most important “other” for us here is Sunset Beach, where our beloved barge is currently wedged. Every few minutes you’ll get a full minute to view it.
While note quite as clear as the Bluemist cam, there’s a dedicated live stream of False Creek streaming from the False Creek Fuel Dock, just west of the Burrard Street bridge.
Look closely at this one on the left hand side and you’ll see the barge there.
Stay tuned as we will bring you more updates on this.
With files from Brendan Kergin and Cameron Thomson