Chevron Barge

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Chevron Barge | colloquialismrelic | A marine gas station that has been floating in Coal Harbour – in one form or another – since 1936. Daily feeding the engines of local marine craft with marine oil and gasoline, the station – officially “Chevron Legacy Fuel Barge” – is unique in that the fuel it pumps comes from tanks contained on site rather than being fed via lines tethered to a shore-based source. The double-hulled station was rebuilt in 1956 and rebuilt again in 2009.

Usage: “When I was a kid I thought the Chevron Barge was full of cigarettes because my Mom bought smokes at our corner Chevron…”

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