William Inglis

MV William Inglis sailing on light water, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Sea of Light

Ferry William Inglis sails on a sea of light, in advance of an approaching April ice storm.

Ferry William Inglis and Bayview Dike, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Inglis Wall

William Inglis sails past the sandbag dike on Bayview Ave.

Sandbagging on Bayview, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Bagging Bayview

Sandbag operations begin on Bayview Ave. as the William Inglis sails past.


A huge lineup waits to board the ferry William Inglis, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

The New Reality

A huge lineup of people files onto the William Inglis on a summer Saturday evening.  The lineup, beyond the capacity of the ferry, stretched around the waiting shed and halfway to the old firehall.

Ferry Ongiara side loading at ferry dock, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Side Loadin’

Wonders will never cease. Top: Ongiara, doing a work run, ties up beside Ward’s dock in a perfect position to side load, something that they seem incapable of doing in winter when the dock becomes unusable due to ice. Bottom: Something I’ve never seen before, two ferries (Ongiara and William Inglis) at Ward’s dock. Excuse […]

Ferry William Inglis in ice, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

One Winter Evening

William Inglis makes her way through the frozen inner harbour, with the Toronto skyline as backdrop.


Ferry William Inglis in ice, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

Dock Formations

William Inglis sits in dock at Wards Island, the frozen lagoon visible in the foreground.

Ferry William Inglis in ice, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Snowtrack

William Inglis makes her way through the frozen inner harbour, now completely covered in snow after a December blizzard.

Ferry William Inglis in ice, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

The Strangest of Sights

William Inglis, navigation lights ablaze, approaches Wards Island through snow, ice, and winter ducks.


Ferry William Inglis in ice, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

Iceline

William Inglis skirts the edge of the ice, approaching Wards Island in driving snow.

Ferry William Inglis in ice, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

Ice Track

William Inglis approaches Wards Island through thickening ice in the frozen inner harbour.

Ferry William Inglis in ice, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Early Ice-in

William Inglis makes her way through a frozen inner harbour, approaching Wards Island.


Ferry William Inglis in ice at twilight, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

Ice Track II

William Inglis approaches Wards Dock through a track kept open in the ice, as twilight settles over the skyline.

Ferry William Inglis in blizzard at night, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

Ghost Ship II

Passengers depart William Inglis at Wards Island dock in a driving blizzard.  The lights on her second deck have been turned off  to provide power to heaters in the wheelhouses, the William Inglis and her sisters were never designed to operate in winter.

Ferry William Inglis in snow, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

Thank You For Visiting

Passengers wait in the snow to board the ferry William Inglis.


Ferry William Inglis in ice, Wards Island, Toronto Islands

Cold Approach

William Inglis slowly approaches Wards Island dock through accumulating ice, her bow adorned with icicles and snow.

Ferry William Inglis in snow and ice, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

A Wintery Inglis

Islanders wait to board the William Inglis in a December snowfall. Click image to view larger.

Ferry William Inglis in snowstorm, Inner Harbour, Toronto Islands

Into the Unknown

William Inglis sails into a blizzard, departing Wards Island dock at 11:45am.


William Inglis Sunset

Ah, the good old days: the sun sets in July 2005, back when we could actually sit at the bow and stern on the upper deck of the William Inglis.  Hopefully the Coast Guard restrictions will be dealt with soon, and the current cattle barriers can be removed post haste. (Click image to view larger.)

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