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.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Nuuk, Greenland. July 25, 2018

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Things to see around the main harbour.
 Above:  A Power Wagon by Dodge.  Still runs!  Want to buy one?  Click Here.
Below:  A hill.

 Above:  A rather large yacht with a Danish warship in the background.
Below:  Fishing vessel Markus, with refuelling tanker alongside.  More on Markus, Click Here.
Below:  The tanker is larger than the fishing vessel.
 Below:  A Mercedes truck used to lift cargo from smaller fishing vessels.

 Above & Below:  Royal Arctic Line ships working cargo.

 Above & Below:  Greenlanders certainly do like their small boats!

 And more.
 Above & Below:  Do you know what that thing is that's covered with a tarp?  Answer below.
 Below:  All three ships at the relatively new terminal.
Answer:  It's a harpoon gun for whaling.  To read a comprehensive report by the IWC about Greenland whaling Click Here.
 Above & Below:  Tug Masik Master.  It's the only tug in town!  More Here.

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!