Ann Jones

Ann Jones

Maritime Museum’s garage sale takes on nautical theme

The 12th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale takes place on April 25 at Ogden Point

From crab traps, to boats to compasses, the Maritime Museum’s Massive Marine Garage Sale will have all things nautical.

“It’s everything that’s on, in or around a boat,” said Ann Jones, garage sale coordinator.

The annual sale typically attracts around 1,000 people and 100 vendors. Money raised from the sale of items donated to the museum for the sale and admission fees goes towards the museum’s school programs and pending move.

The sale usually brings in around $10,000, but Jones said she is hoping to raise more this year.

“We have some really good stuff donated [so far],” said Jones. “We have no idea what people will give us.”

One unique donation so far is a navigational instrument called a binnacle.

“It’s a ship’s compass that’s in a metal container. It would be on a stand so that the watch-keeper would be steering by the compass that’s in the binnacle,” said Jones.

Up for auction at the garage sale will be a 30-foot McKay-Cormack Ltd. aluminium work boat, donated by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

Silent auction bids will be accepted until April 25 at 12 p.m.

The sale takes place on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pier A, Ogden Point. Admission is $5 and parking is free.

For more information, please contact Ann Jones at 250-385-4222 ext. 102 or by email at ajones@mmbc.bc.ca.