Most ships that saw service during the First World War did not last to continue their career during the Second. These coal burning ships were most often times considered outdated and too expensive to refit as desiel/oil burners. There are, of course, a few exceptions. This week, we're looking at the story of the HMCS Cartier.Read More
As I have mentioned before, during the winter traffic tends to slow through St. John's Harbour. We get the usual suspects going in and out, but it's rare that we have visits from ships that don't call this particular port home. This week, however, we had one such visitor, and since I haven't covered a Halifax-class ship yet, this week we are looking at the HMCS Toronto.Read More
It's my 25th post today! Thanks to everyone who comes back week after week to check out what I have to say. I appreciate all the feedback and support! This week saw another ship, the Royal Princess, cancel her scheduled trip to St. John's due to high winds on Sunday. While that was disappointing, we still had quite a few interesting ships sail in this week, so without further ado, here they are...
M/V Sea AdventurerRead More
Happy Tuesday everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting. I was in Montreal this past weekend and upon returning to my hotel last night the best you folks would have gotten was "hfsuifgdskbfsdj zzzzzzzzz". And so, I opted to postpone my Monday entry so I was in a better headspace to tell you all about the HMCS West York.Read More