100 years on, Vimy Ridge is almost idealic. the trees are mature the grassy rolling landscape hides the the knowledge that 100 years ago this was mud, and each roll is a shell crater, so close together they merge. Up on the ridge, you can walk through the trenches – the German lines so close you could yell at them.
The fence warns of live munitions. the surrounding countryside has been plowed over and returned to agriculture. Shells and other explosives are to this day still dug up accidentally by locals. its one thing to hear the stories. its something else to walk the grounds, and see for yourself.
The Dartmouth III is on her way to Toronto and as of today has tied up in Gaspe Quebec.
Photos from the Shipspotting in Canada Facebook group
The Above photo was taken in March 2000, and appears to show a Navy Yard Tender anchored off China Town in the Bedford basin. Does anyone know anything about this vessel?
This story was just to amazing not to Post. In 1958, RCN Lt. William Troy’s Banshee aircraft fell out of formation and crashed after departing Mayport Naval Air Station in fog. All that was ever found was a nose wheel and helmet.
it now looks like hurricane Irma washed up his coat and parachute rigging on a Florida beach.
I found the story From this: http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article176884046.html
Probably not, but a yacht that was tied to them is currently tied up on the south side of Purdys Wharf.
In 2016 rumours were swirling that the Yacht Jamaica Bay was in Ireland chartered by the famous musical couple. That was never confirmed, though they are in known to have spent time a yacht Gattica Star. That vessel is owned by a Nigerian Oil Tycoon, who is currently reported to be hiding out on the boat.
The Halifax tour boat Harbour Queen 1 appears to have run into trouble around 8:30pm tonight. the vessel was attended to by Atlantic Oak, Halifax Tugger, and the Coast guard. Passengers were evacuated to the Peggys Cove Express and the vessel was reported secure along side the cable wharf by Halifax Tugger just after 9pm.
I have no additional details – will update when i learn more.
Update. I have seen photos posted to Facebook the show the harbour queen on breakwater rocks at point pleasant park along halterm. The photos can be found at: https://m.facebook.com/groups/260587024079958?view=permalink&id=963367327135254
The story so far is that the harbour Queen Lost power and dropped anchor. She began dragging the anchor. Peggy’s Cove Express Evacuated the 32 passengers off the harbour queen before she drifted on the rocks. Halifax Tugger and Atlantic oak then pulled her off the rocks and returned her to the cable wharf.
Halifax regular Maersk Pembroke reported an engine room fire on her way to Montreal after departing Antwerp. The fire is out , and the ship is without power.
Today brought the arrival of 3 cruise ships. Insignia tied up at pier 20, Maasdam tied up at pier 22, and Seven Seas Navigator at pier 23.
Also at pier 24 is the fishing vessel Atlantic Preserver, which belongs to Clearwater Seafoods.
Unfortunately all the cruise ships parked with their stern to public camera view..
Note these are estimates and may change
Bluenose II 10:15 am
Tree of Life 9:35 am
Katie Belle 9:40 am
Larinda 9:45 am
USCGC Eagle 10:30 am
Vahine 10:30 am
Spaniel 10:30 am
Atyla 10:30 am
Oosterschelde 10:20 am
St. Lawrence II 10:25 am
Regina Germania 10:30 am
Peter von Danzig 10:40 am
Spirit of South Carolina 10:45 am
Alexander von Humboldt II 10:50 am
El Galeon 11:00 am
Rona II 11:00 am
Jolie Brise 11:05 am
Impossible Dream 11:10 am
Geronimo 11:15 am
Silva 11:00 am
Spirit of Bermuda 11:20 am
Mist of Avalon 11:25 am
Wylde Swan 11:30 am
Blue Clipper 11:35 am
Gulden Leeuw 11:40 am
HMCS Oriole 11:30 am
Since sinking and being re-floated in June 2015, the Farley Mowat has languished at the pier in Shelburne. Court Orders to remove the vessel went unanswered, resulting in her Owner Tracy Dodds being imprisoned for contempt of court for failing to remove the vessel. In 2016 he was given a May 31 deadline to move the vessel, or face $10,000 in fines or 20 days in jail. He was arrested in August 4 2016, and served his time.
The federal government has announced they will now issue a contract to remove and scrap the vessel, and then attempt to recover the funds from Dodds, under the Polluter Pays Principal. In the end – the taxpayer will be left holding the bag, as the feds also will attempt to recover the $815,000 cost to refloat Farley Mowat – the money likely doesnt exist. Not included in the cost are thousands of dollars in unpaid berthage fees, and additional lost revenue from vessels not being able to tie up, because of the Presence of the Ship.
Dodds also owned the Craig Trans, which racked up over $100,000 in bertage fees in Dartmouth Cove, and Numerous other vessels around the province.