Tag Archives: Hamilton

Beach Canal Light

The Beach Canal light stands near the mid-point of a sandbar, commonly known as the Beach Strip, which runs across the entrance to Hamilton Harbour. In 1823, the Burlington Bay Canal was proposed as one of a series of waterways … Continue reading

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Hatches and stuff

Hatches and stuff on HMCS Haida Above and below we have two hatches. The hatch above is an escape hatch, that would allow people to escape from the compartment below this one – it’s an emergency use hatch and not … Continue reading

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HMCS Haida

Haida is the last remaining example of the 27 Tribal Class destroyers built for the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy between 1937 and 1945. It has been said that The Tribals were "magnificent in … Continue reading

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From Stem to Stern

The stem is the very most forward part of a boat or ship’s bow and is an extension of the keel itself and curves up to the wale of the boat. The stem is more often found on wooden boats … Continue reading

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Any port in a storm

In this case it’s actually a port hole, and a special port hole as they are on HMCS Haida – the last of the Canadian Tribal class destroyers. Looking out through the port holes you can see HMCS Montreal, a … Continue reading

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Buffalo 461

On August 9, 1974, UN Flight 51, Canadian Forces Buffalo 115461, was on a scheduled supply flight from Ismailia, Egypt to Damascus, Syria. The flight was crewed by Captain George Gary Foster (Pilot), Captain Keith Mirau (First Officer), Captain Robert … Continue reading

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The big picture – CWH

A series of large panoramic and structured images shot at the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum in Hamilton Ontario. All images are linked to larger versions… Looking at the front of the museum. Looking at the museum from the ramp The … Continue reading

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Mighty Tugs

Tug boats – pretty, powerful and versatile. These tugs in Hamilton assist ships on Lake Ontario.

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The Haida – oops

The oops is because I visited HMCS Haida on the first Tuesday that it was not open for visitors – just to be clear that’s the Tuesday after Labour Day. Grrr… HMCS Haida is the last remaining example of the … Continue reading

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

I spent the better part of half a day exploring the inside and outside of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton Ontario. I had a blast, especially considering that I was able to walk around and under one of … Continue reading

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