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Move over, Thomas: Theodore the tugboat makes stop in Ports.“Theodore Too” made a quick stop in the Port City on Thursday while on its way to Boston for a goodwill tour that seeks to thank Bostonians for their help in providing relief during a maritime disaster that leveled Halifax in 1917.

Coast Guard drops search for missing Halifax sailorHubert Marcoux, 67, had hit high seas, strong winds on the way to Bermuda earlier this month and failed to arrive as planned a week ago

Halifax Shipyard lands refit of HMCS IroquoisHMCS Iroquois will arrive at the yard Dec. 15 for a major refit. The vessel will be in the yard until late 2010.

In September, Halifax Shipyard was awarded a contract to build nine midshore patrol boats for the Canadian Coast Guard. The first vessel will be delivered in 2011 and the rest of the boats will be in service in 2013. Earlier this year, the yard landed a $60-million contract to build an offshore supply vessel for EnCana Corp.’s Deep Panuke natural gas project. Construction of the vessel will employ up to 200 people. And in 2008, the shipyard landed a $549-million contract to extend the life of seven of the navy’s Halifax-class frigates. That program is underway and will last until 2017.

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Prof challenges senator’s port remarks
en. Stephen Greene’s recent suggestion to move container facilities from the Port of Halifax to the Strait of Canso may have been provocative, but a Saint Mary’s University professor says there may be inaccuracies in the senator’s statements

CCGS Hudson Circumnavigated the North and South America 40 years ago.
Covered Previously (Hail, hail to the good ship Hudson
) and A voyage of real discovery

Aecon Fabco gets council OK for ship dismantlingTown council voted 4-1 to approve a bylaw amendment that would allow Aecon Fabco to dismantle the Canadian Navy destroyers HMCS Gatineau and the HMCS Terra Nova at the local shipyard


we also have the report of the TSB into the Capsizing Fireboat 08-448B Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia 17 September 2008

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CCGS Hudson


Hail, hail to the good ship Hudson
The Chronicle herald writes

EXT THURSDAY, exactly 40 years will have passed since the Hudson, Canada’s biggest and most famous scientific ship, set out from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth to begin what the mathematician, physicist and oceanographer Peter Wadhams calls “one of the last of the great globe-spanning multidisciplinary oceanographic expeditions.”

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Sold for Scrap


The Chronicle Herald reported today that

A DARTMOUTH company has won a contract worth more than $4 million to remove, dismantle and dispose of two mothballed warships tied up in Halifax Harbour.

Aecon Fabco won the tender to dispose of the former HMCS Terra Nova and HMCS Gatineau with the lowest bid

The company plans to tow them to its Pictou shipyard for dismantling.The ships should be towed out of Halifax by December, said Lianne LeBel, a Defence Department spokeswoman.

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On A tug


In September of 2008 CelebrateCanada2010.ca was launched in preparation of Celebrating Canada in 2010. This year long celebration in which the Celebrate Canada pavilion will be manned by Tim Van Horn and Heide Van Loon as it travels across Canada to a diverse range of venues such as schools, first nations settlements, small town events, larger cultural festivals, and a number of high profile national events

On Day 170, They went on a trip with Switzer Bedford to move a tanker.

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The HMCS Kootenay explosion

40 years ago today, one of the worst Canada’s worst peacetime naval tragities occured. During A routine high speed pass, HMCS Kootenay suffered a gearbox explosion killing 9 crew, and injuring several more.

Addtional Coverage and Background:
CBC Archive Footage of Kootenay (with Saguney and Bonaventure
HMCS Kootenay survivors mark 40th anniversary
Hazegray’s Account of the Explosion
Taking stock of Canada’s worst peacetime naval disaster

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Captain’s log, star date 1791 – Vintage views of Canada for sale
the logs of Capt. William Hope will come to auction and offer Canadian museums and collectors a chance to capture some rare, vintage views of this country.

CN official denies putting Halifax behind B.C. port in priority
The Port of Halifax is not taking a back seat to Prince Rupert, B.C., in terms of commitment from CN, a senior railway official said Tuesday

Full scale marine security and safety exercise planned for Halifax harbour
A full-scale regional marine safety and security exercise is planned for Halifax harbour on Wednesday

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