Tag Archives: Great Lakes

Ships – Port of Toronto

A few of the sights and ships that I saw while poking about at the Toronto Port Lands.

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The big picture – Port of Toronto

The image above links to a larger version that is 1025 pixels wide – that’s about twice as larger as what you are viewing here. There is also a huge version that you can view – it’s half the size … Continue reading

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Across the Lake – Toronto

Sometimes people forget that Toronto was once a thriving industrial port and a major centre for marine transportation – it still is, but it’s rapidly fading away. Looking toward Queen’s Quay from the Port Lands

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W.N.Twolan

Built in 1962 by Geo. T. Davie & Sons Ltd (little Davie) in Lauzon, now Lévis, QC, the W.N. Towlan was designed for service in the port of Churchill, MB for the National Harbours Board. It was a twin screw … Continue reading

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Spring ice

Despite this being the middle of May, large portions of the great lakes are still covered by ice. Ice can rip open ships, swallow rednecks in pickup trucks, or blow ashore and royally screw your house. Some people even strap … Continue reading

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Rouge Beach

Beautiful – absolutely beautiful… This gem is located where the Rouge River meets Lake Ontario – it’s part of the 47 square km Rouge Park. In 1990 the Province of Ontario announced its intention to create a park to protect … Continue reading

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Burlington Ship Canal

Pretty – this view of the bridges over the Burlington Ship Canal remind me of the Second Narrows crossing in Vancouver – most likely because the green lift bridge is almost identical.   Then we have the light house, which … Continue reading

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The Beach – Port Hope

  It was a nice day outside, cool temperatures, clear skies and a good wind blowing off of Lake Ontario – a perfect day to spend a bit of time at the beach, and that’s exactly what my little buddy … Continue reading

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Reflections

Cobourg Light is one of my favourite stops when I’m heading between Toronto and Ottawa – it’s a beautiful spot, and a good place to watch reflected waves. © 2013 carlykb.com

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Ice at the Point

it was a sunny winter day with a temperature of 4° C so I decided to head out and spend some time soaking up the fresh air and basking in some wonderful bright light. I was a bit undecided as … Continue reading

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