Halifax Shipyard is getting ready to launch the newest CCG Hero class patrol boat. Last week the shelter over the deck forward of the wheelhouse of A. LeBlanc was removed. A scheduled January 4, 2014 launch may still be in the cards. J.D. Irving moved their big prime mover Kenworth truck to Halifax just before Christmas, another sure sign of an imminent launch.
Meanwhile another shipyard landmark is soon to disappear.
According to Irving Shipbuilding Inc news releases, the remaining portions of the buildings will be demolished early in 2014 once inside work on the patrol vessels is completed, so all the buildings in this photo will be gone by spring.