Greenwood Military Aviation Museum CC-144

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Bombardier CC-144 Combat Support Challenger in the Air Park at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum.

CC 144 Combat Support Challenger in the Air Park at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum.

In the 1980s 12 CL-600S Challenger business jets were purchased Canadair, and designated as CC-144, CE-144, and the CX-144. These jets flew with 414 “Black Knight” Squadron at CFB North Bay until July 1992, and with 434 “Blue Nose” Squadron at CFB Greenwood until May 2000, when eight of the aircraft were either sold or retired

  • Crew: Two (pilot & co-pilot
  • Capacity: Up to 19 passengers, depending on configuration
  • Crew: Two (pilot & co-pilot)
  • Capacity: Up to 19 passengers, depending on configuration
  • Payload: 2,184 kg (4,815 lb)
  • Length: 20.85 m (68 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.61 m (64 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 45.7 m² (492 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 12,331 kg (27,185 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 21,863 kg (48,200 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 21,863 kg (48,200 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CF34-3B turbofans
  • Maximum speed: 870 km/h (470 knots, 541 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 850 km/h, (459 knots, 528 mph)
  • Range: 6,878 km (3,714 nmi, 4,274 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 m (41,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1,355 m/min (4,450 ft/min)
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      Digby Pier Lighthouse

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      Digby Pier Lighthouse

      The lighthouse was originally located on Digby Pier in Nova Scotia. After the Digby ferry terminal was relocated in 1971, the pier fell into disrepair and the Digby Pier Lighthouse was decommissioned.

      At sometime in the 1970s the tower was moved to the Saint John Coast Guard base, which had responsibility for all lighthouses in the Bay of Fundy. In 1983, the tower was  given to the city of Saint John to be part of the newly renovated Market Slip area.

      Digby Pier Lighthouse

      In 2012 the lighthouse returned to Digby and was placed in it’s new home.

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      Ski Wentworth

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      Ski Wentworth

      I had decided to not take the toll highway on the way to New Brunswick so we drove on Highway 4, and made a quick stop at Ski Wentworth. This reminds me of the Batawa ski hill in Ontario – definitely worth a trip in ski season to check it out.

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      Theresa E. Connor

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      Theresa E. Connor at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg

      Built in 1938 in Lunenburg, at the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard, Theresa E. Connor is Canada’s oldest saltbank schooner.   

      • Built: 1938, Smith & Rhuland, Lunenburg
      • Gross Tonnage: 185.23 Net Tonnage: 91.04
      • Vessel Length (m): 39.84
      • Vessel Breadth (m): 8.32
      • Vessel Depth (m: )3.17
      • Speed (knots): 10.0
      • Propulsion Method 1 X 300 HP diesel, single screw
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      Lunenburg fish boats – Sassy Lassy I

      The fishing boat Sassy Lassy I in Lunenburg

      The fishing boat Sassy Lassy I in Lunenburg

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      Lunenburg fish boats – Cachalot I

      The trawler/dragger Cachalot in Lunenburg

      The trawler/dragger Cachalot in Lunenburg

      • Built: 1986 Pictou Industries Limited
      • Gross Tonnage: 283.92
      • Net Tonnage: 124.59
      • Vessel Length (m): 28.10
      • Vessel Breadth (m): 8.38
      • Vessel Depth (m): 3.93
      • Speed (knots): 10.5
      • Propulsion: 1 x 960 HP, single screw
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      PYXIS 04

      The fishing boat Pyxis 04 in Lunenburg

      The fishing boat Pyxis 04 in Lunenburg

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      Lunenburg fish boats–Muscot

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      The fish boat Muscot in Lunenburg

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      CCGC Westport

      CCGC Westport (CG 102) in Bridgewater

      CCGC Westport (CG 102) in Bridgewater 

      Westport was a 44 foot self-righting cutter used for Search and Rescue from 1969 to 1997. She was based out of Westport, Nova Scotia.
      • Call Sign: CG 2388
      • Built: 1969 at Chantier Maritimes du St. Laurent, Paspebiac, Quebec
      • Construction Material: Steel
      • Gross Tonnage: 17.37
      • Net Tonnage: 13.03
      • Vessel Length (m): 12.22
      • Vessel Breadth (m): 3.70
      • Vessel Depth (m): 1.79
      • Engines: 2 x General Motors GM 871 Diesel
      • Speed (knots): 20.0
      • Crew: 4
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      M/V Paul Johansen

      M/V Paul Johansen in Lunenburg

      M/V Paul Johansen in Lunenburg

      Paul Johansen , ex RS 79 NSSR (Norwegian Rescue Service) is one of 13 very similar rescue boats built by Smedvik mek Verksted, Tjørvåg, Norway between 1963 and 1972. She was stationed in Gryllefjord / Senjahopen (Troms).

      Paul Johansen entered private service in the mid-1990s when she was purchased by Bob Grant, of Bainbridge Island, Washington. She is currently owned and operated as a tour ship by Farley Blackman.

      • Built: 1970
      • Length: 75′ 0″
      • Beam: 19′ 6″
      • Draught: 19′ 6″
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