If you saw Part 1 you will note that the word "bollard" in the title was singular. However as you read that post you will have noted that I mentioned that there was a companion bollard at the south end of the Seawall, at Pier 22, so there are in reality two Queen Mary bollards.
The north end one shows up in several of my photos, including the following 1970 image. It shows the bollard painted in two colours. Regrettably I have no colour photos that would indicate what those colours might have been.
The tanker Imperial Cornwall served for a brief time in Halifax as a bunkering tanker. It supplied fuel to ships and to the Nova Scotia Light and Power generating plant.
I do have a colour photo from 1990 showing the bollard at the south end of Pier 22. By that time it was painted all red.
A knowledgeable reader of yesterday's post wrote in to inform me that the Port of Halifax now has colour coded the bollards to indicate the maximum allowable load limits. Masters of ships tying up at Port facilities are advised not to exceed these limits when securing.
The typical "safety red" bollards are not to exceed 50 tonnes.
The next heavier bollards are painted "safety orange" and are rated at 100 tonnes.
The Queen Mary bollards are now painted in "safety yellow" which indicates a maximum load limit of of 150 tonnes:
Other bollards, such as those along the pier face at Pier 41-42, where large container ships dock, are also painted yellow:
The heaviest bollards in the port are painted "safety green" and are rated at 200 tonnes. Not surprisingly they are located at the southend container terminal at Pier 42 where the largest container ships run their headlines: