4th May 2008, 22:45
Hello everyone.
I have just joined shipsnostalagia. Brief history is as follows:
Served an apprenticeship with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co Ltd, went "deep-sea' with Canadian Pacific in the "Empress Boats" sailed with various companies, Denholms, Mobil Oil, Cunard Group, Fred Olsen, obtained combined C/E ticket, Southampton & Hull, in 1975 and emigrated to Canada in 1978. Sailed with CSL as C/E and moved ashore as Supt Engineer in 1981. Joined Salvage Association as a Staff Surveyor is 1990 left in 1997 moved to the West Coast of Canada in 1998, sailed with BC Ferries until 2001 and then joined Transport Canada. Would like to hear from ex "Empress Boat" (1968-1970 era) personnel. Also very interested in old steam tugs powered with reciprocating engines. Presently involved with a 1922 built wooden hull steam tug fitted with a 1916built triple expansion steam engine built by William Beardmore of Glasgow.

K urgess
4th May 2008, 22:50
Welcome to the crew.
Looks an interesting career and you will fit in aboard quite nicely.
Find your way around the ship and enjoy the trip.

non descript
4th May 2008, 22:52
HP, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage

Bruce Carson
4th May 2008, 22:54
From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Good to have you onboard.
Chances are you'll be meeting up with old shipmates berfore long.


4th May 2008, 23:09
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



5th May 2008, 00:48
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

5th May 2008, 10:15
Greetings Chief and a warm welcome to SN, plenty of us engineers on site.Enjoy what you see and thanks for signing on. Nice introduction you gave. Bon voyage.

Graham Wallace
5th May 2008, 17:30
Would that 1922 Wooden hull steam tug be the 'Master' sailing out of Vancouver?. Summer moorings beside the Maritime Museum at Kits.

Graham Wallace