Thursday, September 10, 2009

In the background

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.

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