Tuesday, 30 October 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.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Bristol and Portland, Maine. October 20 & 21, 2018

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 Above:  Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, located in Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine, USA at the tip of Pemaquid Neck.
Below:  There are two plaques about early arrivals at this site.  This is one.

 Above:  Self-explanatory.
Below:  Gulls will rest anywhere.

 Above & Below:  A small surf.
"It's OK honey, I can swim."
Said a number of people who tested surf conditions.

 For more info about this lighthouse Click Here.
 Above & Below:  Stevens Striking Machine.

 Above:  Not only is the surf dangerous...
Below:  Pondering.
 Below:  Last look.

 Above & Below:  Anthem of the Seas departing Portland, Maine on a cold, blustery day.  Notice the pilot boat just under the Royal Caribbean sign.
 Below:  What is that and how much does it cost to go for a ride?
To see Deck Plans Click Here.
 More about the Anthem of the Seas, and its nearly $1 Billion price tag, Click Here.
 Below:  Sometimes the sun and the moon and the clouds are just right!

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Rockland, North Haven & Mount Battie, Maine. October 19, 2018

We took a little side trip to see some of the sights in a small area of Maine.
Above & Below:  Rockland ferry terminal seen from land side and sea side.
The ferry is the Captain Neal Burgess.
More?  Click Here.

Above:  Another of the ferries, Everett Libby, one of the spare inter-island ferries in Rockland.

Below:  And, the North Haven, yet another spare inter-island ferry.

Above and Below:
Approaching the ferry dock in North Haven.

 Below:  At the ferry dock in North Haven.

Above & Below:
Scenes around the harbor.

Above:  Ferry Captain Neal Burgess in North Haven.
 Above & Below:
Granite is used to hold up buildings and docks, partly because it does not deteriorate in salt water and partly because there's lots of it around!

 Above & Below: Boat lift.

Above:  The Fizzical Therapy.
A lovely fishing boat used only to take tourists out and about.
 Above:  Calderwood Hall and Northhaven Brewing.  
More on Calderwood Hall, Click Here.
More on the brewing company, Click Here.

 Above & Below:  A strangely bent tree, with a log support.
Below:  Memorial.
Below: Several more views around the community.

 Above & Below:
Cruise ship Serenade of the Seas anchored outside Rockland.
There are no facilities to dock ships of this size, so passengers must be taken ashore by tender.
The itinerary, as shown Here, was changed, probably due to weather.
Hurricane season and all that.
 Below:  Keeper-class cutter USCGC Abbie Burgess WLM-553 at her base in Rockland.
A bit more Here.

OK, we moved on to visit Mount Battie in the Camden Hills State Park. 
 Above & Below:  Camden harbor and Penobscot Bay in the background.
Paul & Louise, travel partners.
 Much more about Mount Battie, from the Maine Encyclopedia, Click Here.
 Above & Below:  still lots of boats in the water in Camden Harbor, late October.
Everything you need to know about Camden Harbor, Click Here
 Attempts to portray autumn colours.