Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Lake Barge Delivery Job

Loading lumber and small items first.
Helping a neighbour last week was fun. We were already heading down to the lake with our barge to offload the quads at Kinsmen Beach. We put them on our trailer for an upcoming ATV Club quad ride at Nanton Lake and to explore the backcountry near Campbell River on Vancouver Island later this month. That left our barge empty for the return trip so we took a load of building materials back up for one of our neighbours.

Next, the delivery truck pulled into position.

The materials were to replace a shed flattened during last winter's snow storm. Their contractor constructed the walls in town and had them delivered by a truck with a heavy duty articulating crane.

Then we pulled up next to the truck for the large load.

We met the delivery truck and contractor at the nearby Mowat Bay boat launch. First, the small items were loaded onto the barge deck by hand.

Last the crane positioned the roofing on top of the load.

Finally, the large bundle of constructed shed walls was lifted into place on top of the barge's side rails. The "icing on the cake" was a pallet of green metal roofing.

When we arrived at our neighbor's float cabin in Hole in the Wall, they had plenty of able bodied hands to manually take care of the offload. We enjoyed helping a neighbour and getting the opportunity to know them a little better. -- Margy


  1. I cannot believe the things you folks do!!!! WOW!

    1. It was a whirlwind kind of day with quads going down the lake and building materials back up, but it was pretty fuel efficient. - Margy

  2. Always good to be neighbourly! - and usually pays dividends in the long run.

    1. We keep an eye on several cabins for friends who don't get up the lake too often. We've had others do the same for us. We know our neighbours up the lake a lot better than in town. - Margy


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy