Saturday, 30 June 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.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Welland Canal. June 1 to 3, 2018

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 Small cruise ship Pearl Mist above Lock 1, upbound.
Built at Irving Shipyards in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2009.
After her completion years of legal dispute delayed her being put into operation.
She spent several years in Shelburne, NS waiting the end of the legal dispute.
Was finally taken to Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland for completion.
She did not sail on her inaugural voyage until June 2014.
 IMO:  9412701
GRT:  5109
DWT:  200
Length:  99.05m
Beam:  16.8m
Year Built:  2009
Passengers:  210   Crew:  70

Main propulsion is 2 x Caterpillar 3516C High Displacement engines.
Engine Stroke:  170mm
Cylinders:  8
Power:  2982kW
2 x Z Peller solid LB 5.0
Fuel Consumption:  15 tonnes/day @ 10 knots
Above:  Not much freeboard.
Freeboard is the distance from the waterline to the upper deck level.
Above:  A graphical representation of the dimensions used to describe a ship.
"f" is Freeboard.

Federal Welland, also upbound above Lock 1.
 IMO:  9205926
GRT:  20,659
DWT:  36,563
Length:  199.99m
Beam:  23.76m
Year Built:  2000
Federal Welland can carry 44,084 cubic metres of grain
Engine:  Kawasaki
Engine Stroke:  460mm
Cylinders:  6
Power:  7878 kW
1 x fixed pitch propellor
Fuel Consumption:  25 tonnes/day @ 13.5 knots

Gorgeous old ship.

IMO:  5206362
GRT:  8,018
DWT:  19,414
Length:  153.39m
Beam:  20.48m
Year Built:  1942 !!!!!

Alpena is used mostly to carry cement.  A self-unloader she is.

Engine:  De Laval steam turbine
Power:  400kW
2 x water-tube boilers
Propellor:  1 x fixed pitch