Thursday, 24 October 2019

Welland Canal October 21, 23 & 24, 2019

October 21
Humbergracht upbound toward Lock 1.
Part of the Spliethoff group, which operates a fleet of about 50 modern, Dutch flagged, 1A ice-classed, multipurpose vessels, ranging from 12,000 to 23,000 DWT.  
Above & Below:  Those aren't tugs!  Revenue cargo nevertheless.
All vessels are equipped with removable tweendecks and cargo cranes with capacities up to 360 tonnes in tandem lift.  This fleet is constantly being renewed.
Below:  Just stopped in Lock 1.

HMCS St John's, FFH 340, upbound at the Homer bridge.




This is billed as a recruitment trip with stops in 
Windsor, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec & Sept-Iles.
She is a Halifax-class frigate, commissioned in 1996.  
She was the 11th of twelve ships in her class.
Length:  440 ft;  Beam:  54 ft
Launched August 1995

Tanker Emanuele S downbound below the Homer Bridge.
Below:  Below Lock 2 in the evening.

October 23
Federal Dart passing the Carolus Magnus above Lock 3.
Built in 2018.


Vitosha downbound toward Lock 3 and being passed by Salarium.

 Salt water, salt cargo and the years have taken their toll.

 Carolus Magnus downbound below Lock 2.


 Vitosha below Lock 2.  Algocanada can be seen leaving Lock 1, upbound.

 Algocanada upbound above Lock 1.


October 24
 Labrador above Lock 1.
 On the way to Lock 2.

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