The vessel was salvaged, towed to Halifax and repaired. She currently is still trading under the Canadian flag as Wolf River
The Jim Kilabuk arrived over the weekend and tied up at Pier9. Built as Canmar Supplier IV in 1975 at the Yarrows yard in Esquimalt, She was intended to be used for Oil Exploration in the Beaufort Sea by Dome Petroleum. After that venture ended, she was sold to Northern Transportation, and took her current name in 1995.
UPDATE: Jim Kilabuk Moved to Jetty NA at Shearwater this morning. this suggests she’s doing work for the Navy. She shows Harbour Grace NL as her destination.
Sister Vessel Canmar Supplier II is a Halifax regular, now working for Atlantic Towing as Atlantic Tern. Though She has been modified, you can still see her original lines.
My Other Blog, Built Halifax did a post on the The MacDonald Bridge. Since it Crosses the Harbour, there may be some interest here.
As a Special Treat, here are some of the unused images from that post.
100 years ago today, the SS Ancon was the first vessel to transit the canal. The panama canal was started by the french, who were emboldened by their success building the Suez canal. Panama was very different, and they ran out of money long before they finished digging. The Americans bought the whole operation for pennies on the dollar, adjusted their plans, killed mosquitos, and 100 years ago today succeeded.
David McCullough offers an excellent history of the canal in his book the Path Between The Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 – its arranged in 3 parts – the french attempt, the American attempt, and the political dealings in between. Its a good read, and i highly recomend it.
The Morning File on the Halifax Examiner pointed me to the Dartmouth History blog, Where the author is seeking more information about a North Ferry Service between Tufts Cove and The North End of Halifax.
From the Ad, It looks like the service was run by J.H Dauphinee & Sons, and they ran several boats in the harbor for charter work and pleasure cruises.