Saturday, July 31, 2010


The USCGC ALDER arrived in St. John's July 30, 2010. The ALDER is a 225 foot seagoing buoy tender built in 2004 in Marinette, Wisconsin

Friday, July 30, 2010

First Visit

The tanker ALGONOVA shown in this photo departing St. John's July 29, 2010 outbound for Halifax. This is her first visit to St. John's. Algoma tankers are rare here, as we normally get Irving Tankers


The container ship OCEANEX SANDERLING departing St. John's July 29, 2010 on its way to Halifax.
The OCEANEX SANDERLING usually makes a trip into St. John's a week from Halifax, the other ships the CABOT and OCEANEX AVALON run to Montreal. Oceanex brings in approc 50 percent of goods coming into Newfoundland

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SEACONGER in Lewisporte

The Swedish tanker SEACONGER visited Lewisporte, Newfoundland July 16, 2010 to unload a partial load of fuel and then proceeded to Goose Bay, Labrador to finish the unload

Monday, July 19, 2010

SIR ROBERT BOND arrives Lewisporte

The Labrador ferry SIR ROBERT BOND as shown in this photo arriving Lewisporte, Newfoundland July 15, 2010 on its weekly run to Lewisporte from Cartwright and Goose Bay has been the work horse of this service for many years carrying freight and passengers to and from Labrador. A trip I many a few times with my father back in the 80's, a trip that takes 36 hours, but now its takes approx 41 hours with the stop. I made 4 trips to Labrador on the Bond with as I said my father, he was Chief Engineer then and he still sails on her today as Chief Engineer.
I go back along ways with the Bond, when operated by Marine Atlantic she use to visit Lewisporte twice a week, and I would go aboard to see my father, I watched and photographed her just about my entire life arriving Lewisporte and St. John's, and the last 20 years or so my father in law has been Captain on her, so I guess I do have quite a history with this Ship.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


The Coast Guard ship WILFRED TEMPLEMAN shown secured St. John's July 16, 2010 on cold lay-up.

Another tug for dry-dock

 The Atlantic Cedar shown on dry dock getting a new paint job. The tug is 30.8 meters long, gtoss tonnage 400, and built in 2005.