Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Welland Canal. October 29, 2018

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 Algoma Niagara below Lock 2.
Builder:  Mingde Heavy Industry - Nantong, China
Breadth Moulded:  23.77m
Depth:  14.7m
Draft:  9.51m
Length Overall:  225.55m
Grain Capacity:  48200 cubic metres
Engine:  Sulzer
Propellor:  1 Fixed Pitch
For more about the Algoma Niagara, including construction photos, Click Here.

 Bro Anna leaves Lock 1, upbound, passing the Algoma Niagara.
It is listed as belonging to Maersk Tankers.  Click Here.
IMO #:  9344435
Type:  Oil/Chemical Tanker
Gross Tonnage:  12164
Summer Deadweight:  16979t
Build:  2008
Flag:  Singapore
Builder:  Tuzla Shipbuilding Industry - Instanbul, Turkey
Breadth Extreme:  23.03m
Breadth Moulded:  23m
Length overall:  144.05m
Depth:  12.4m
Draft:  9m
Net Tonnage:  5489t
Deadweight Winter:  16438t
Displacement Lightship:  5928t
Ballast:  76785t
Crude Capacity:  125048 bbl
Engine:  MAN 6L48/60 B
Engine Bore:  480 mm
Cylinders:  6
Power:  6900 kW
Engine RPM:  500
Engine Stroke:  600 mm
Propellor:  1 Controllable Pitch
Fuel Oil:  625 cubic metres
Gotta love those autumn colours!

Petite Forte and barge St Marys Cement upbound at the Homer Bridge.
IMO #:  6826119
Type:  Pusher Tug
Gross Tonnage:  369t
Summer Deadweight:  287t
Build 1969
Flag:  Canada
Port of Registry, Hamilton, Ontario
Barge: St Marys Cement
IMO:  8972077
Gross Tonnage:  4679t
Summer Deadweight:  9400t
Build:  1986
Flag:  Canada
Port of Registry:  Toronto, Ontario
Breadth:  18.29m
Depth:  7.09m
Draft:  6m
Length Overall:  109.73m
Tug:  Petite Forte
Builder:  Cochrane Shipbuilders - Selby, UK
Breadth:  9.45m
Draft:  4.1m
Length Overall:  39m
Engine:  Ruston & Hornsby
Cylinders:  8
Power:  4200 kW
Engine Stroke:  318 mm
Propellor:  2 Fixed Pitch

Above:  Fall colours alongside the propellor of the John O. McKellar in Port Weller.
Below:  Tanker Algosea in the drydock in Port Weller.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Seattle, Washington. June 30, 2018

Random Photos.
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Being Seattle, it was overcast and grey!
Arctic Sunrise secured.
A decade or so ago this ship went up the Welland Canal,
followed by a number of police cars and other surveillance outfits.

IMO: 7382902,  MMSI:  244538000
Type:  Research / Survey
Gross Tonnage:  1017,  Summer DWT:  610
Built:  1975, Vaagen Verft Engineering - Kyrkesaeterora, Norway
Flag:  Netherlands

Society:  DNL GL,  Notation:  + 1A1 Icebreaker

Engine:  MAK Maschinebau, 9 cylinders, 1618 kW, Stroke 320 mm, 1 x fixed pitch propellor

 Above:  Bird on a Wire.
Click Here to listen to Leonard Cohen perform his song live.
 Less poetic, birds in the water.  No song for them.

Elettra III, originally built for the Marconi Company.  
Now being retrofitted as a science and marine technology laboratory and research vessel for kids.
Much more information about this ship, including original drawings, Click Here.

Above:  Small family gathering at a fish food restaurant.
Below:  More family.

Above:  Louise found something exciting.
Below:  Besides him!

 Hiram M Chittenden Locks.
They have a web site with oodles of information.  Click Here.

 Below:  For sale - As is.
 Below:  Ram used to open and close lock gates.
Below:  USACE vessel Puget.
Length:  20 m;    Beam:  8 m;    Max Draft:  2 m
 Below:  Locking through.
 Below:  Sluice way at dam.

 Above:  Bridge over the canal.
Below:  Locking through.

 Above & Below:  There is a fish ladder to allow the fish to bypass the dam.
More about the fish ladder & locks, Click Here.

 Above & Below:  From our balcony at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle.  
This was not planned, but was a pleasant surprise when we stepped outside.
Below:  The Edgewater Hotel has several places to lounge about.
Apparently the Beatles fished from their room at this hotel back in the days of, well, Beatle road trips.
More here.
 Below:  More boats.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. July 26, 27 & 28, 2018

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July 26
 Above & Below:  Cruise ship Hanseatic anchored off the community.  It stayed overnight.
 Below:  Several views of the landscape and glaciers in the area.

 More about Kangerlussuaq, Click Here.

 More Here.

 What to do when you are hanging around the airport, Click Here.

 Information about the airport, Click Here.  You will notice there are no photos of the airport; that's because I did not get there.
 Above:  Docking facility.  Not deep enough for most ships.
Below:  Tanker Orasila pumping fuel ashore using a floating hose.  More about M.H. Simonsen ApS, the company that owns this tanker, Click Here.

July 27
 Above & Below:  Hanseatic just before leaving for other locales.  Renamed RCGS Resolute in October 2018.  RCGS = Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
RCGS info Here.  They also publish a lovely magazine, Here.
 More on the Hanseatic, Click Here.
 Below:  Orasila still pumping fuel ashore.

July 28
 Above:  A closer view of the landing facility.  We were too large to tie up there.
 Above & Below:  Photos courtesy of the Captain.
 Below:  Official-looking boat approaches us at our anchorage.