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Fairview Cove Terminal,Halifax

Fairview Cove Terminal,Halifax

Fairview Cove Terminal,Halifax,Nova Scotia 10th December 2010.The terminal is located in the South West corner of the Bedford Basin.Vessels must transit the main harbour and the Narrows passing under two major suspension bridges to reach this facility.

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Thankyou Capnken,
I was in ships in Bedford Basin a few times during the wartime to await enough
ships to form a convoy.
Possibly it was Fairview Cove where we landed from the harbour launches when
on shore leave?..Then a bus ride to the city.
I will always remember Barrington Street.
Regards,
Stan
 

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Thankyou Stan: Yes,probably was,there were a number of areas there for small craft and an oil dock at one point during the War. The whole area,other than the marshalling yards has of course changed over the years. Great to hear from you again,Regards,Ken.
 

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Thankyou Ken,
Another memory of Halifax was the maiden voyage of Cape Howe during the
early months of 1943.
From the Clyde the ship suffered much damage from atrocious weather conditions.
Leaking badly on arrival at Halifax we drydocked for repairs.
Later we loaded Army tanks into the lower holds..these were sealed but not secured
and lashed as we then loaded grain over the tanks..
I believe we loaded the grain at Dartmouth?
Regards,
Stan
 

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Hi Stan:Not sure about loading grain in Dartmouth.Was it loaded from an elevator Stan. If so,this was on the Halifax side of the Harbour.There may have been a way to load at the old sugar refinery on the Dartmoth side then,but I have no record of it. Rgds,Ken
 

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I know we were at Dartmouth,so did we have repairs there then loaded at Halifax?
I have a memory of shipyards at Dartmouth..
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Stan
 

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Hi again Stan: Quite likely at the Dartmouth Marine Slips,this was associated with (Annex) of Halifax Shipyards. The Halifax Yard had a graving and a floating dock at that time. I believe only marine railways on the Dartmouth side,so if you were dry docked this would have been on the Halifax side. Repairs could also have been carried out at the slips (tonnage dependent).Or, alongside there. Cheers,Ken
 

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