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Tag Archives: Great Lakes
A few of the sights and ships that I saw while poking about at the Toronto Port Lands.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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