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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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The Algolake

This was one of those days where nothing has gone right – I’ll get to that in a bit, but first, let’s take a look at Iroquois Lock as the Algolake transits the St. Lawrence Seaway. The next three images … Continue reading

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Downstream

Two time lapse videos of lakers heading downstream toward Montreal after passing through the St. Lawrence Seaway Iroquois Lock. All video © 2012 CKB

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The St. Lawrence Seaway

The St. Lawrence Seaway is the common name for a system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. Legally it extends from Montreal to Lake Erie, … Continue reading

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A look back

I’d previously written about this old tug that I spotted in Hastings, Ontario – this is a bit odd as the previous post is actually set in time a few years before this one, but I’d sort of misplaced the … Continue reading

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Nets and floats

Having grown up on the west coast and living on both coasts of Canada, I have seen a lot of fish boats, fishing shacks and the ropes, and floats and nets that are used in fishing. I’ve also hiked some … Continue reading

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The Halton – a jaunty little tug

Much to my surprise and great delight, I ran across the tug Halton while poking about Point Traverse, Prince Edward County. The Halton is used to move barges for McCormack Marine and other companies as well as break ice and … 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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Well and truly…

In this case it was well and truly worth taking a detour off of the highways at St Cartharines to visit lock 7 (Thorold) of the Welland Canal – at night. This section of the canal has seen a few … Continue reading

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