I love visiting the commercial harbour in Steveston, BC with all of its classic work boats.
Here's one named the Iron Maiden. When I took the pictures, I was attracted to the classic fishing boat style, and the clean looking blue and white paint job. Then I did a little research online and she became even more interesting.
The CFV: Iron Maiden is a fishing boat. CFV stands for a registered Canadian Fishing Vessel. The Iron Maiden is owned and operated by Iron Maiden Seafoods, a third generation commercial fishing family of Sooke, BC. They handle wild, premium grade seafood including tuna, salmon, and shrimp.
According to a high school reunion website for GiGi Egan of Iron Maiden Seafoods, they have a second vessel named the Motley Crew. So it appears that the name Iron Maiden is not a reference to the sturdy hull, or middle age torture device. It appears both the Iron Maiden and Motley Crew (Crue) may have names derived from heavy metal bands. It would be interesting if someone from Iron Maiden Seafoods could comment on this for us.
After my initial posting, I received a comment from John. He used to work on the Iron Maiden.
Hate to tell you this given I was a fan of Iron Maiden Band in the 80s, but I worked on the Iron Maiden which was built in the late 80s by Kurt Robbins a commercial fisherman out of Bamfield. The boat was named after a 60s wrestler.Here's a picture from her early working days.
And maybe this is the wrestler.
Not sure who looks tougher, the boat or the woman. Maybe that's the point. -- Margy