HMCS Athabaskan left Port Weller last night, crossed Lake Ontario today, and is now in the Saint Lawrence seaway. Athabaskan sailed to Port Weller for a scheduled work interval when the seaway opened in march, but the refit ran long, and she must now be towed to Halifax before the seaway closes inland of Montreal, Dec 31 for the winter.
The Tugs Ocean Delta (forward) and Andre H (Aft) have the tow. If Andre H Looks familier, its because she lived in Halifax for a number of years as Point Valiant at ECTug. They have a Halifax ETA on the 31st.
|Photo Lynda Crothers HMCS Athabaskan Passing Wolfe Island at 1530|
|Photo Capt. Andrew Ferris Meeting the HMCS Athabascan with tugs at Carleton Island|
UPDATE 12/24: She is Off Rimouski PQ Today.