Most attention in Halifax harbour today was drawn by the four cruise ships which were in at the same time. AidaAura, Norwegian Majesty, Caribbean Princess and Carnival Triumph made quite a sight as they lined the waterfront. They disgorged significant numbers of tourists into the area, and rejoicing was heard from various merchants.
However, as I like to watch the background there were other interesting arrivals.
At noon the US flag tug/ barge Lucy Reinauer/ RTC 83 tied up at Imperial Oil. The tug was built as far back as 1973, but the barge is more modern - again with a ship like bow, permitting it to sail in all weather.
The Owners are Reinauer Transportation of New York, which operates several tug/ barge combinations and harbour tugs in Boston.