Not only has the English Bay Barge been recreated as a 3D print, but its now-removed sign has been made into a 3D print as well.
Patrick Latter, a local photographer and 3D print designer shared photos of the mini Barge Chilling Beach sign on social media this week. The full-size sign was removed by the Vancouver Park Board at the end of last month after it had twice been painted over with the traditional Squamish name for the beach: "Í7iy̓el̓shn".
“I modelled it in 4 pieces so that it was possible to print without supports,” Latter wrote in follow-up comments on his post. “As well as printing the sign portion separately to allow for the final layers to be printed in a different colour."
“The font may seem lower fidelity in the first photo as I ended up re-printing it with a smaller nozzle to help with small details.”
Latter is printing off Barge Chilling Beach signs to the tune of $20 each to cover time and materials. If you would like to purchase one for yourself Latter can be reached through his Instagram page.
The sign print just comes weeks after the barge itself was recreated in a 3D print by a Thingiverse user by the name of Calvin.
The latest recreations are part of a growing list of mediums the barge has been represented in which so far include watercolour paint, 3D prints and Lego. The barge could also be recreated as an aluminum planter pending the Park Board's approval.