The Amistad Arrived in port this afternoon, and tied up for the start of tall ships, the bulk of which are expected tomorrow, from Boston. Expect lots of coverage over the coming days
Note I cheated, the photo is from the Amistad’s visit last summer for Africville commemorations.
USS Mahan arrived this Morning and is tied up at Navy Jetty “Charlie”
Photos to (hopefully) follow
The Australian Navy vessels HMAS Sydney and HMAS Ballarat are currently tied up at Navy Jetty “Bravo” next to the casino.
they arrived from St Johns Nfld. (photos to follow)
See http://wwwshipshots.blogspot.com/for pics of the St. John’s Visit.
The Bi-Annual Marblehead to halifax Ocean race departs this Sunday at 1300. The record time is 33 hours, so expect arrivals Tuesday.
for more details, see http://www.marbleheadtohalifax.com/
A new site I put together – It collects realtime data about the harbour – weather, tides and reported arrivals and departures. If there is something missing, please let me know.
Georges Island to be open to public next year
Parks Canada intends to open the national historic site to the public, and plans starting the necessary work Aug. 1, the agency said Tuesday in papers filed with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry. – To be open by March 2010
Sailor picked up by container ship south of N.S.
the man was picked up by a container vessel, the Maersk Missouri, Sunday about 420 kilometres south of Halifax.
Tall Ships Update:
Tall ships fest will bring fireworks, re-enactments
The Pearl Mist, Built at halifax Shipyards, is currently at Shelburne Ship Repair, another Irving-owned yard, where it’s being prepared for cruising.
from: Travel Agent Central:
MSC Announces New Itineraries
MSC Cruises announced that MSC Magnifica, currently under construction, will be sailing a series of fall foliage cruises from New York and Quebec in 2010..
After arriving in New York, the ship is scheduled for four more itineraries, including a 10-night roundtrip cruise that leaves New York City on September 22 and makes calls in Sydney, Charlottetown, Quebec, Halifax and Newport.
has been in town for the past few days and has been giving harbour tours.