This article was first written in 2008. Today in 2022, the cost of fuel for the huge ships that bring our increasingly expensive essentials from far afield may indeed see us returning to local produce and coastal sail. What do … Continue reading OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?
As more and more goods are transported around the globe, ocean traffic continues to rise. As this chart shows, here in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, traffic records show the phenomenal activity along our shores. Should we … Continue reading ISSUES: Are the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy threatened by this?
Imagine, sailing ships and skyships plying the waters of the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, moving goods back and forth along traditional trade routes that are centuries old. Imagine also that we design these ships to reduce impacts … Continue reading IDEAS: Sky Ships for Atlantica?
Roger Nason – In my research for the Grand Manan ferry system, I discovered the “Snow Maiden” shown in this photo, frequently acted as an auxiliary freight schooner during the First World War when the “Aurora” or first steamer “Grand … Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING: The Snow Maiden, Grand Manan, NB & Mass.
THIS LARGE BUNDLE CONTAINS OVER 200 IMAGES AND REFERENCES. DOWNLOAD FILES ARE ARRANGED IN THE FOLLOWING FOLDERS: References, Artwork, Articles, Air Canada, Crashes, Flight Halos or glory, Helicopters, Museums, RCAF and War Planes in New Brunswick. The Aviation Bundle … Continue reading ARCHIVE RESOURCES: The Aviation Collection
Need some aviation resources?? This Aviation Collection is from our file cabinet and contains working references, images and publication files. It is made available for reference and fair use purposes. The collection contain documents, drawings, photographs and other resources accumulated … Continue reading RESOURCES: THE AVIATION RESOURCES BUNDLE – TpT
This interesting chart from marinetraffic.com shows the densities of ships travelling in the area for the year 2013. With global trade growing annually, the emissions from gigantic ships that range from huge cruise ships to giant tankers is substantial both in terms … Continue reading ISSUE: Climate change and shipping–Unanswered questions
Source: THE AMAZING STORY OF THE SS BELLAVENTURE’S RESCUES – Payhip The strange tale of a heroic ship with ties to both Russia and Newfoundland prompted one Russian diplomat to mark the anniversary of its demise. Click to access ss-bellaventure-this-doomed-ship-saved-newfoundlanders-defended-russians-final.pdf Continue reading LOOKING BACK: The Amazing Story of the SS Bellaventure Rescue Ship in NFLD
Aviation extends over more than two thousand years, beginning with kite flying in China, attempts at tower jumping, balloons, moving forward to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets and more recently to unmanned drones. Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century … Continue reading EXPLORE: Planes and Things
Edited 2021 with thanks to: Vermont Covered Bridges This page was written before Hurricane Irene destroyed or damaged so many covered bridges in Vermont. Read it as a tribute to what has been lost and to remind yourself of the … Continue reading EXPLORE: Vermont Covered Bridges
The following was posted back in 2016 when concerns about the proposed pipeline were being expressed. We are publishing it here again since it speaks to the impacts such a pipeline would have on Atlantica in general and, in particular, … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: What would a proposed tar sands pipeline to the Bay of Fundy mean for the area?
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 … Continue reading HISTORY: Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships
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? Updated December 1, 2021 *********************** On the … Continue reading MYSTERY: In 1872 the Mary Celeste was found adrift at sea. What happened?
Updated 2021 The Sierra Club of Canada and other concerned professionals are asking Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Loyola Hearn to reconsider his decisions to dismiss the North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery Implementation Team, a coalition that provides … Continue reading WHALES: Looking Back – DFO Harpoons Endangered Right Whale Recovery Team?
Drivers have long known that slowing down on the highway means getting more miles to the gallon. Now airlines are trying it, too — adding a few minutes to flights to save millions on fuel. Southwest Airlines projects it can … Continue reading WHALES: Drivers Do It! Pilots Do It? Will it save $$$ and Whales if Ship Captains Do It?
Its all about moving products and, if some Atlantic developers have their way, there will be more ships and coastal freighters sailing the east coast then ever before. Not only is it more efficient than trucking, it is rapidly becoming … Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?
2008 – 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 consensus is that its not driven by demand, but by speculation … another … Continue reading SHIPS: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?
Imagine this in the Bay of Fundy! Learn more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltese_Falcon_(yacht) The bare hull was built and launched on speculation in 1989-1990 by Perini Navi at its newly acquired shipyard in Tuzla, İstanbul, but found no takers in the aftermath of the Gulf … Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING: Maltese Falcon – real luxury under sail.
Time to dream about summer exploration? This fabulous Google Map shows many of the shipwrecks along the New England coast. Click on each button to get the information on each wreck. Continue reading EXPLORE: Shipwrecks of New England…