Category Archives: Maritime Places

The Great Lakes, at Sea, coastal communities and waterways and sometimes just in the imagination.

Kingston Dry Dock Restored

 

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The Kingston Dry Dock Part 2

Part 2 – A Research Aid – The Kingston Dry Dock The Kingston Dry Dock Kingston, Ontario, Canada A National Historic Site Research by Earl Moorhead, Archivist Post War Years When CS&E amalgamated with Canada Steamship Lines in 1947 the … Continue reading

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The Kingston Dry Dock Part 1

Part 1 – A Research Aid – The Kingston Dry Dock The Kingston Dry Dock Kingston, Ontario, Canada A National Historic Site The Dry Dock was restored by the Canadian Government in 2010/2011 Research by Earl Moorhead, Archivist The Company … Continue reading

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Kingston, Ontario Shipbuilding – The Barque Garden Island

  .   . The Calvin Collection is located in the archives of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes (MMGLK) and at the Queen’s University Archives. both in Kingston, Ontario. Hard to find but well worth the search is … Continue reading

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The Clipper Ship Cutty Sark

In mid-October of 2012 I boarded my favourite London bus at Russell Square – the 188; a kind of Harry Potter experience if you travel on the upper deck. It takes you across the Thames River, passes by the South … Continue reading

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John Kinnear d’Esterre 1925 – 2012

John was a practical philosopher. He believed with a passion that “things get done by doing”. There are many precepts a person can follow but this is one of the best. He was a ‘can do’ the ‘glass is half … Continue reading

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Bristol Docks – 2009

  At the sea lock giving entrance to the Bristol floating harbour in England our narrow boat crew witnessed the end of a technological process that started with the great engineer Brunel. The Bristol harbour team were ending their working … Continue reading

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