Wonder what the Suez Canal-blocking ship would look like in Chilliwack?

Check out these images of the giant MV Ever Given in some popular local locations

It would run from Five Corners to the FVRD building.

It would fill the Cottonwood Mall Parking lot.

And it’s a par 4, about the exact length of the first hole at Chilliwack Golf Club. (Just don’t use a wedge.)

It’s the now-famous cargo ship named the MV Ever Given that was wedged sideways in the Suez Canal for almost a week, putting a serious damper on global shipping trade.

READ MORE: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal

The Ever Given is about 400 metres long and 58 metres wide. The ship weighs about 223,530 tons and is capable of carrying as many as 20,000 containers.

Well Twitter user and map curator Garrett Dash Nelson created an app to allow users to wedge the Ever Given anywhere you want in the world.

“Why should the Suez Canal have all the fun?” he asks on his site, Ever Given Ever Ywhere. “From the comfort of home you can get the Ever Given stuck wherever you want it.”

So The Chilliwack Progress gave it a try.

Can’t find a parking spot at Cottonwood Mall? That’s because the Ever Given takes up just about the entire front parking lot.



And if the cargo ship could make its way onto Cultus Lake, it couldn’t get too close to Main Beach before getting wedged.



Placed in downtown Chilliwack, if the Ever Given’s bow was at Five Corners its stern would end up past Cheam Avenue.


At Townsend Park the ship would run from the parking lot all the way to the ball diamonds.



The boat is wider than the Vedder River and it’s length would run from the Vedder Bridge all the way to the University of the Fraser Valley campus.



And on the mighty Fraser River, the MV Ever Given just about spans from bank to bank the length of the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge.



Last but not least, the boat is 400 metres long, which converts to 437 yards. That means it’s about as long as the first hole at Chilliwack Golf Club, if you hit from the blacks that is. That means not even Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott or Bryson DeChambeau could hit a golf ball the length of the MV Ever Given.

(P.S. the longest drive on the PGA Tour this year was a 424-yard bomb by Cameron Champ at the 2021 Sentry Tournament of champions.)



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