SHIPS & SHIPPING – Vintage images of Ferry from Chester to Tancook Islands, Nova Scotia

Color image created from a vintage B&W image of the ferry from Chester Nova Scotia to Tancook Island.  Click  here to see more versions. or here to see similar images Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING – Vintage images of Ferry from Chester to Tancook Islands, Nova Scotia

OCEAN POLLUTION: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?

Marine Traffic around the world at the beginning of 2023. From marinetraffic.com. Bookmark this site to get daily versions. You can zoom in to see what’s happening in your area as well as the name and function of the ships. … Continue reading OCEAN POLLUTION: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?

ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?

The following was published in 2008. Fourteen years later it doesn’t seem like sail will take over from fuel consuming ships at sea!! According to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, a large ship … Continue reading ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?

OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?

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?

ISSUES: Are the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy threatened by this?

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?

SHIPS & SHIPPING: The Snow Maiden, Grand Manan, NB & Mass.

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.

ISSUE: Climate change and shipping–Unanswered questions

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

LOOKING BACK: The Amazing Story of the SS Bellaventure Rescue Ship in NFLD

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

LOOKING BACK: What would a proposed tar sands pipeline to the Bay of Fundy mean for the area?

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?

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

MYSTERY: In 1872 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? Updated December 1, 2021 *********************** On the … Continue reading MYSTERY: In 1872 the Mary Celeste was found adrift at sea. What happened?

WHALES: Looking Back – DFO Harpoons Endangered Right Whale Recovery Team?

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?

WHALES: Drivers Do It! Pilots Do It? Will it save $$$ and Whales if Ship Captains Do It?

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?

SHIPS & SHIPPING: Maltese Falcon – real luxury under sail.

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.