I am a former Albertan who began coming to the Okanagan in 1968.
Kelowna to Naramata became my area of exploration.
For almost two years, I have been happily retired in Peachland and am closely involved with my town, West Kelowna and Kelowna. I appreciate my Daily Courier, which helps keep me informed.
I have watched the saga of the Fintry Queen with interest and sorrow.
I applaud all the efforts made to keep her alive and afloat. And I am astounded at the piece of living history she is from her birth in 1948 as a car ferry (really, our first "highway" across the beautiful lake) to later incarnations as hosting lake tours, dinners and such.
My question is how can we possibly let this historic gem disappear from our landscape? Kelowna has a long lakefront, and I sincerely hope the Fintry Queen is given a home base in a significant area to ensure tourists and locals alike will enjoy and learn from her for many more decades to come.
I truly appreciate the many completed works of preserved history in Kelowna - let's ensure the Fintry Queen's berthing site is yet another.