Under repair at Woodside Industries, the Accommodation platform was previously under repair in the Mobile river when it slipped off a barge during hurricane katrina, and floated downstream until it got stuck under a bridge.
Arrived on April 12, expected to stay a year.
Damaged by an engine room fire, on July 3, sailing from Bilbao, Spain to the US. Was towed to Halifax Shipyard By the Tug Atlantic Elm
Now under repair at the machine shop wharf.
The CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier will begin a 6 week search on Aug 18th for the remains of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror which are believed to have become stranded in ice in 1848, causing Franklins crew to set off over land to seek help. Over the last 150 years, numerous attempts have located some bodies, and other artifacts, but never the actual ships themselves.
Painting above is the HMS Terror in the Arctic during the winter of 1836/1837 and from the National Maritime Museum
So .. I pondered setting up a blog on the comings and goings in Halifax Harbour, I’ve set it up, lets see if it takes off. If your a haligonian, and want to write for it, Please drop me a line, or also send me a note if you have a hot tip about what’s going on.