Thursday, 30 June 2016

Welland Canal, Canada. June 24 - 29, 2016

From the warm days of early summer...
 Trudy below Lock 2.
 Trudy approaching Lock 1.

 Floretgracht also below Lock 2.

 As was the Isa.

 Sharon M I above Lock 1.  With barge Niagara Spirit.

 Thalassa Desgagnes below Lock 2.

 Algoma Hansa above Lock 1.

 Algoma Hansa approaching Lock 2.
 Below:  Rt Hon Paul J Martin at the fit-out wall
at Port Weller drydock / shipyard / bicycle repair shop / french fry factory.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Toronto Harbour Shipping

Ferry Marilyn Bell 1 runs from Toronto to Billy Bishop Airport ,
a distance of 121 metres.  It takes about 90 seconds to make the run.

Marilyn Bell was a Canadian long-distance swimmer who swam across Lake Ontario, the English Channel and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Toronto Fire Boat Wm Lyon MacKenzie secured at the Toronto Island Airport.

William Lyon Mackenzie, journalist, politician, revolutionary.  He was a member of the Upper Canada Legislative Assembly, the first mayor of Toronto and a leader in the Rebellion of 1837.

Enterprise 2000
Part of Toronto Cruises fleet.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Portland, Maine. June 1, 2016

 El Galeon in Portland, open for tours.
 It will be visiting the Great Lakes this summer.

 Tour boat Islander and Casco Bay ferries.

 The ferries are a great way to see Casco Bay.

 Wendameen rounds Spring Point.  Capt'n John high and dry.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Welland Canal, June 17 & 18, 2016

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Algolake just after clearing Lock 1, upbound.
Federal Weser below Lock 2.

Portofino at the Homer Bridge on her way to Lock 3.
Just two days before this I had finished my stint on board the Portofino in Oswego, NY.
 Portofino on the way to Lock 3.

 Songa Opal below Lock 2, and on her way to Lock 1.

Late evening upbounder Stephen B Roman.
Waxing Gibbous Moon accompanying the Roman toward Lock 2.

Claude A Desgagnes above Lock 3.
Still registered in Bridgetown, Barbados.
She would be reflagged Canadian in Sarnia.

Sten Bergen clear of Lock 2, downbound.
A view of the ship, smoking.
Sten Bergen approaching Lock 1.
Registered in Gibralter.
Will Brexit affect the ship registry in Gibralter?