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Persephone in British Columbia Gibsons (Boating) - Location, Hours Open, Web Address

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Address
716 Winn Road, British Columbia Gibsons V0N-1V0
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Phone
604-886-8232
Official Website
http://sunshinecoastmuseum.ca/
Launched
1965
Type
Tugboat
Class
Salvage
Nationality
Canada
Hours
Tue-Sat: 10:30am-4:30pm
Description
Persephone is a steel logging tug built in 1965. She was used as a small tug and work boat off the Sunshine Coast, and originally operated under the name John Henry. In 1972, the vessel was chartered by CBC Television to portray a log salvage boat owned by the central character Nick Adonidas in the series The Beachcombers. The tug's television name, taken from the Greek goddess Persephone, reflects Nick Adonidas' Greek heritage. She appeared in most episodes of the long-running series. Her battered, black hull became one of the show's iconic backdrops. After the end of the series in 1990, the engine was removed and Harry Smith donated the vessel to the Town of Gibsons. In 2003 the Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives Society in Gibsons took ownership of the tug for restoration, eventually returning her back to Gibsons for public display.
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