After a winter under wraps at the Bedford Institute CCGS Hudson put out to sea today for a short trial trip of a few hours duration.
I never tire of seeing this ship's graceful lines and will be sorry when it goes into retirement - whenever that may happen. As posted previously, Seaspan Shipbuilding has started to cut steel for the replacement ship, optimistically due for delivery in 2024, with atrocious estimated costs.
In the meantime Hudson undergoes refit after refit to keep it in service until that replacement arrives. Built by the long defunct Saint John Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co, the ship was delivered in December 1963 and (remarkably) commissioned in March 1964.