OPINION: 2008 – Short Sea Shipping! Did I doze Off or What?

No wonder we are constantly in trouble. It seems to me that every ten years there’s a fresh bunch of “new-borns” entering the market place. Unfortunately, in spite of their MBA’s they apparently have no historical knowledge about the place … Continue reading OPINION: 2008 – Short Sea Shipping! Did I doze Off or What?

HISTORY: Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships

BY ARGUNNERS MAGAZINE ON APRIL 6, 2016 In the video above you’ll see aerial footage of ships left abandoned in Staten Island, NY., in a eerie graveyard of WWII-era ships nicknamed the “Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard”. The Arthur Kill ship graveyard was never meant to become such a decrepit spectacle. In the years after World War II, the adjacent scrapyard began to purchase scores of outdated vessels, with the intention of harvesting them for anything of value.  But due to an overwhelming number of once-sea-worthy vessels, ship-breakers gave up on the unsuccessful effort tearing down the abandoned boats, leaving the ones that remained to rust. The now … Continue reading HISTORY: Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships

MYSTERY: 143 years ago today the Mary Celeste was found adrift at sea. What happened?

This great article outlines the mystery of the Mary Celeste … a vessel from Atlantica that was found abandoned on its way to Italy. There are many theories. What do you think happened? *********************** On the same date, 143 years … Continue reading MYSTERY: 143 years ago today the Mary Celeste was found adrift at sea. What happened?

ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy. So can we change history?

Once more, announcements are being made about the new oil pipelines, oil and gas infrastructure in Saint John, and the increased traffic and risks to the Bay of Fundy. Predictably, the environmentalists have begun their efforts to oppose these developments. But, frankly, … Continue reading ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy. So can we change history?

Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?

A “Fundy Trader” – The Original Sustainable “Short Sea Shipping” (NS Government Archive Photo) It’s been just a few short weeks since fuel prices have really started to rise as we exceed the magical $100 per barrel. And the concensus is that its not driven by demand, but by speculation … another word for greed. But the impact is real. This link leads to an article about rising fuel prices closing down fisheries in BC. How does this play to the grand plans for “short sea shipping” with ships driven by petroleum fuels and massive east-west corridors with train-like vehicles … Continue reading Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?

Can Atlantica’s Commercial Developers Live with Right Whale Rules?

From Fundy whale Blog The battle continues as scientists and legislators continue to try to bring rules to bear that will protect the endangered Atlantic right whale. So far, industry has been fighting these efforts. The lobster fishing industry will need to absorb the increased cost for changes to suitable gear and time is money for coastal shipping. With a push to redevelop north-south Atlantica marine and land trade routes and increased traffic from coastal developments along the eastern seaboard, it is clear that ship strikes will rise. Consequently, the proposed change represent the only solution in my view. I … Continue reading Can Atlantica’s Commercial Developers Live with Right Whale Rules?