Top 10 Derelict Boats on the Northwest Coast

The lower Skeena River and the north coast  is home to  many weathered derelict fishing boats that have been abandoned or washed up on shore.  They are truly a photographers paradise to capture that amazing photo unlike any other.  Each boat has a one of kind story and history behind them from salmon fishing, gillnetting, crabbing or transportation. This seldom visited area has many boats lining the shores and just takes a keen eye and some tips on where to look.  Here is our top 10 list with a couple of honorable mentions.  If you know any specific history on any of these boats we would love to hear about them.

To see these boats and to have a chance to get up close and personal with them check out our “Canneries of the North Coast” tour where we visit these boats and many more.

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#1

Oona River boat on top ten abandoned boats list
This Oona Boat river boat is a true classic with its bright yellow paint.

#2

The Hilo crabbing boat of Port Essington
The Hi -Lo of Port Essington, What a resting place! The Lyngby Sedge provides a beautiful backdrop for this inner coastal crabbing boat.

#3

Old abandoned boat on the shores of the Skeena River Cannery Row
This old boat lies on the banks of the Skeena River’s historic Cannery Row

#4

Oona River baot as seen on the Canneries of the North Coast Tour
This boat has seen better days but is still able to cast a beautiful shadow.

#5

Osland classic wooden boat on Canneries of the North Coast Tour
This Osland “Classic” is beautiful wooden boat just waiting for someone to take its picture!

#6

This abandoned boat lies on the shores of Lelu Island as a part of the Canneries of the North Coast Tour
When I think of “Derelict” boat this is what comes to mind!

#7

Porcher Island derelict boat
This Porcher Island floating hulk is one of the most utilitarian of them all!

#8

Another Oona River Boat
A beautiful reflection of a beautiful Oona River Boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9

A classic derelict boat
Nothing like a closeup of a classic fishing boat! this one probably has alot of epic stories

#10

If only the Duke could speak
The Duke! With a name like that it must have cruised the open water with pride!

Honorable Mention!

If it only had the other half it might have made the top 10
Hard to tell exactly how old this on is but well on it sway to being a Skeena River Relic!