October 08, 2014 - 10:52 AM
PENTICTON - The Fintry Queen has found a new home on the south shore of Okanagan Lake, after spending years docked in a Kelowna bay.
The city of Penticton agreed to a license with Fintry operators, the Okanagan Lake Boat Company, on Monday night. The five-year agreement will cost a total of $70,000 for moorage and operation.
Rates for moorage and operation begin at $5,000 in the first year and increase over the five years, totalling $70,000.
Fintry owner, Andy Schwab, first introduced his plan of making Penticton the Fintry's home in September 2013. Council has since discussed the idea several times, most recently during an in-camera meeting.
The Fintry Queen, built in 1948 in Vancouver, has been in operation for over 60 years, carrying passengers across Okanagan Lake in the summertime.
The City expects the Fintry to be back in business by mid-summer 2015, so long as budget and upgrade plans remain on track.
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