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Clues to RCN Pilot missing since 1958 uncovered by Hurricane Irma

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

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Beyoncé and jay-z in town?


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.

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Harbour Queen 1 runs into trouble. Rescued.

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.

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Busy Day at the Cruise Terminal


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..

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Parade of sail undocking times

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

Theodore Too                

Gulden Leeuw 11:40 am

HMCS Oriole 11:30 am

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Farley Mowat to be scrapped by feds.

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.

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4th stop for Yang Ming

YM Enlightenment made the 4th call for Yang Ming last night, and tied up at Fairview cove. Once she was finished at the terminal she went to anchor in the basin to wait for weather to improve. She’s scheduled to sail this morning at 11:30