Strange little story making the news tonight on BCTV and with Canadian Press that log books from the Queen of the North have ended up for sale on eBay.
While they don’t specify that they are the books that went down with the ship, the revelation last week that they have disappeared has of course stoked the fires of speculation.
Found this on eBay tonight as the listed item
And here’s the story from Canadian Press. This case just gets stranger and stranger…
Logbooks, photos said to be from sunken B.C. ferry go up for sale on EBay
November 22, 2006 - 2:19
VANCOUVER (CP) - Logbooks said to be from a ferry that sank near Prince Rupert, B.C. earlier this year were briefly up for sale on an online auction site Tuesday.
A seller on EBay named Blissmeister listed a lot of pictures and logbooks from the Queen of the North. The logbooks detailing the ship’s activity the night it sank have been reported as missing. The description of the items up for sale didn’t specify whether they were the documents in question. The listing was taken down late Tuesday night, but not before attracting a high bid of $57.30.
The ferry went off course and crashed into Gil Island in March.
Ninety-nine people escaped and two are missing and presumed drowned.
“I feel as though I have hung on to these items long enough and would rather have a more serious collector have them,” the seller said in a description of the items before they were removed.
“I do not own the copyright to any of this stuff and am auctioning it off for collectible purposes only.”
The seller was also offering a set of pictures of the ferry. Logbooks are considered legal documents that are supposed to remain in the hands of the ship’s owners.