New sign donated for Steveston Lifeboat Station – Nov 2023

Thanks again to Sandpiper Signs & Decals for providing us with a new station sign for our Steveston Base. It looks amazing!! This is the same company that donated the Search and Rescue lettering on Fraser Lifeboat. We can’t say enough about John Pinkerton and his team for their efforts to support us.

The new sign incorporates more branding, shows our affiliation with TeamSAR, and adds our Facebook and Instagram social media links.

Remembrance Day Sailing – Nov 2023

On 11 Nov 2023, the Fraser L/B performed a short ceremony near Garry Point Park in Steveston and observed 2 minutes of silence. All flags are lowered in respect and then raised with a long blast of the ship’s horn. After that, the FRASER L/B sails to Sea Reach along the float homes into Ladner Harbour and then back to Steveston. During this time the veteran’s flag flew proudly and we received many waves from the shore.

Other crew members attended various services around the Lower Mainland, and John Horton laid a wreath at the Ladner Cenotaph. As we have many members who served or have family who served, this is always a very important day for the CLI.

Tow sailboat from Pt Roberts Wa to Steveston – Nov 2023

Delta Lifeboat sailed to  Pt. Roberts Marina to tow the 30 ft sailboat Windward, which is being generously donated to the CLI, back to Steveston to the Paramount Ship Yard, where it was put on the hard for 2 weeks for minor repairs, maintenance, and fitting out for sale. This will be a major fundraiser for the CLI once we sell the vessel.

Ground search for missing Tsawwassen man – Nov 2023

From 02 – 04 Nov 2023 several crew members participated in a search for an 86-year-old missing elderly male. The search was conducted both in Tsawwassen and in Point Roberts, WA. Our members aided the Whatcom Country Sheriff’s Office in their search. Sadly, the person was found deceased by non-CLI SAR members. Our condolences go out to friends and family of the gentleman.

City of Delta Municipal Council sailing – Oct 2023

On 14 Oct 2023 the Delta Lifeboat departed with five members of the City of Delta Municipal Council as a thank you for their generous support and to show them what the CLI does. The Delta L/B started by deploying the RHIB and taking a deadhead in a Liverpool tow to a shallow area outside of the shipping lane. This was followed by Delta L/B taking the Fraser L/B in a stern tow. This tow was then transferred to an alongside tow. The maneuverability and effectiveness of the alongside tow was demonstrated by performing a figure eight as both vessels behaved as one.

Delta L/B  anchored and the Council had a chance to visit the Fraser L/B. After coffee and snacks and some great discussions, the Delta L/B weighed anchor and a MOB exercise was performed. This concluded the demonstration and the vessels departed to their stations.