Post by Flugel Horn on Oct 10, 2009 14:13:00 GMT -8
Carrier Princess, arriving at Nanaimo on Oct 10 2009, right on schedule for her 12:30pm berthing.
- When first appeared to me from behind Gallows Point on Protection Island, my impression was that she was travelling pretty fast (at least compared to the slower Challenger tug that I saw yesterday). The ex CP-CP can fly...
Post by Retrovision on Oct 16, 2009 15:16:00 GMT -8
After looking through the same file that I got my first flagship entry from for this month, as well as realizing that the Van Isle Barge Services' schedule now operates after dark, I decided to put together a few of those images to display here, including a couple stitches captured at Seaspan Coastal Intermodal's Tilbury Ferry Terminal. (For largest versions through flickr click 'ALL SIZES' and then the largest size given)
And now, Seaspan Coastal Intermodal ( See: www.coastalintermodal.com )... Seaspan Greg (ex Greg Yorke) on the Fraser River passing Deas Island:
In various shots, from left to right, Carrier Princess, Seaspan Challenger pushing Coastal Spirit, and Seaspan Greg (ex Greg Yorke) at Seaspan Coastal Intermodal's Tilbury Ferry Terminal in Delta on the south bank of the Fraser River...
And last but not least, a couple stitches from Tilbury. It's always a pleasant surprise when I realize that I had so long ago setup a series of photos in anticipation of learning how to stitch down the road as I have to a certain degree today through autostitch.net. I find that the first one helps emphasize just how gradual the grade has to be for a rail berth's ramp...
Ms. Doris Seaspan (nee Yorke). Photographed from the Port of Nanaimo's visiting-vessel pier, on an early summer's morning.
Seaspan Doris, not Doris Seaspan, just for the record
By the way, on the Arctic Hooper, there's what looks like a tower coming out of the top of her. Is the wheelhouse in there, or is the row of windows lower down her wheelhouse? It looks to me like the high-up area was added after she was built, and that maybe in the past the lower area was her wheelhouse, but not anymore. Am I correct?
Can't help but notice, again, the difference between Seaspan's vessels and BC Ferries. The 'Doris is only three years younger than the Queen of Burnaby, but look at the apparent lack of rust. Same with all of Seaspan's vessels, for the most part. Yet they don't carry passengers, and don't have to worry about impressing tourists. I know part of it can be explained by the fact that Seaspan's boats have so much down time, and people do sometimes make too much of the superficial rust we see on our 'public' carrier, but still...
Flug - Great pics of the various Seaspan vessels. It reminded me that I forgot to post the one I took of Princess Superior earlier this month while on board Coastal Inspiration en-route to Duke Point. We overtook her out in the strait. She was headed into Nanaimo.
vueing these pics. of carrier princess gives me another trip down memory lane, as I took passage on her when she was a new vessel on the nanaimo route, the last cpr princess! back then she had a functioning passenger deck, which is just storage room now as she operates as a truck ferry only. mr,dot.