Nelson's famed pirate ship is back on the West Arm after an eventful winter.

Ahoy! Kootenay Lake’s pirate ship back on the water

Nelson's famed West Arm pirate ship is back on the water after an eventful winter.

You can’t keep a good pirate down.

Nelson’s famed West Arm pirate ship is back on the water after an eventful winter that saw the replica vessel almost become a sunken artifact.

In late January Gary Ramsbottom’s 22-foot vessel ran into trouble and began taking on water, eventually leaning to one side. After a more than a week of trying to figure out how to get it righted and out of the water, a second attempt was successful on February 6.

The story of the troubled pirate ship received a lot of media play right across the province.

It’s back in time for the nice spring weather and summer tourist season.

Ramsbottom, a filmmaker, built the model pirate ship with the idea of using it as a film prop, but that never came to be. Instead it’s been moored in Kootenay Lake since 2010 and has become something of a local landmark.

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