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Old 07-16-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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We are taking a short trip to South Baymouth, Ontario in a couple weeks. To use the ferry between South Baymouth and Bruce Peninsula, it says that a propane tank must be "closed and tagged." What does it mean to have it tagged? I know our propane tank has been on the trailer for 3 years (only used a small bit) and there isn't a tag on it of any kind.

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I don't know Kevin. I gather you found that on this page:
http://www.chicheemaun.com/chi/english/faq.html
If so - there is a link to email them on the first line under Frequently Asked Questions

My guess would be that once the valve is closed and you put a twist tie kind of tag through the handle so it visibly shows that it is closed. I wonder if that is done on loading? It will be interesting to hear the answer.
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One of the BC ferry pages:
http://www.bcferries.com/travel_planning/d...rous_cargo.html
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Propane: Propane valves must be closed and sealed with the tags issued at the ticket booth, and the cylinders must be upright and firmly secured, to prevent tipping.

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whenever we ride the ferry - which is every time we use our trailer - we are required to fasten a red paper strip over the shutoff to assure ferry workers the valve is closed. No big deal and BC Ferries, at least, provides the strips.
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Thanks everyone! This makes a lot of sense if the ferry companies provide the tag. We'll be camping for 3 days near the ferry launch point before we use it, so I'll double-check with them prior to the trip.
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Thanks everyone! This makes a lot of sense if the ferry companies provide the tag. We'll be camping for 3 days near the ferry launch point before we use it, so I'll double-check with them prior to the trip.
They probably do this because if your tank was open and a hose or fitting leaked it could cause potentially dangerous consequences because propane is heavier than air and will pool or collect at the lowest point on the boat where a spark could cause an explosion. So they most likely take propane cylinders very seriously.
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