A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet up with Jamie Fitzpatrick of CBC's The Broadcast. We strolled along the harbour front in St. John's and chatted about ships, maritime research, and how I get people to talk to me about their lives aboard ships.Read More
Summertime in St. John’s is my favourite time of year for just so, so many reasons. The sun shines, the trees get their leaves, flowers bloom and for a few short months, we can forget how quickly this beautiful place will change into a frozen hellscape. The best part of summer, of course, is that new ships start to arrive in the harbour.
You’ve seen me write about this before, usually in reference to “Cruise Ship Season”. While I do appreciate the technological and architectural marvels that are the massive passenger liners, it’s the research, naval, and other more unique ships that always catch my eye. One such ship, the RRS Discovery, sailed through the Narrows last month and I was lucky enough to get on board and get a tour.Read More
Another week has passed, and that means it's time to review a few of the ships that came through this week.Read More