Post by Low Light Mike on Sept 17, 2010 19:40:46 GMT -8
I took a trip to Protection Island (just off Nanaimo harbour) today, which allowed me a close vantage point to photograph the Seaspan truck-carrier as she arrived at Nanaimo.
I was hoping it would be Doris, but instead it was the Challenger/Spirit tug/barge combo.
Here is the view today from Gallows Point: --------------------------
With the Quinsam @ Descanso Bay in background:
- with Gallows Point light
- after passing Gallows Point:
View of the forward end of the Coastal Spirit barge. - I was surprised to see exhaust pipes. I wonder if this is for an engine that powers the reefer units and also powers the barge navigational lights and rudders? (note: the green items are background on the Nanaimo waterfront)
Post by Low Light Mike on Sept 17, 2010 19:53:17 GMT -8
More Seaspan Challenger / Coastal Spirit pictures taken today, from Gallows Point on Protection Island.
Here are the various angles to view the S.Challenger tug. ---------------------------
You can see how far forward the rubber tip of the tug's bow extends, amidst the barge's deck traffic. - the crane you see in front of the tug superstructure is background at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf.
On the barge stern sides, you can see what I think are rudders on each side of the barge. - also note the half-covered / half-naked funnel on the tug.
Here is a fresh scan of an old negative from 1986 showing the Carrier Princess in CP Rail livery, and carring a load of rail cars from the E&N Railway on Vancouver Island. The photo was taken by my brother, mrdot , and is from his collection.
:)thanks to my brother wettcoast, for all the hours he is spending going thru all the multitude of negatives I have loaded him up with, shots taken in the 1970's and thereafter. My new age email skills are lacking and I ask all members for their patience with my postings,which may not be up to code! I had forgotten the many times I shot the then new Carrier Princess, the last of the BC coast Princesses, and she still keeps on ticking, much like the NIP!mrdot.