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IRISH OAK

IRISH OAK

IRISH OAK in United States waters

she was sold in 1967 to Greece to become ALKYON, then in 1976 VEGAS, owned by Zea Shipping Ltd (D.Fosteris and V.Matezos)

on a voyage from Pireaus to Vietnam in August 1979 she grounded near Jeddah, was refloated and put into port in November but was fit only for

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Why is she flying the red duster and the US flag on her foremast! Nice picture of her!
 

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It suggests she is in the St Lawrence Seaway or the Welland Canal where the boundry between the USA and Canada is the waterway. The red ensign is the old Canadian flag before the current maple leaf flag was introduced.

Michael Meredith
 

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Most likely US waters to starboard and Canadian waters to port, seems the photo was taken prior to Canada changing their flag to the Mapleleaf one, cant see the fly on the red duster it should have a mapleleaf on it. If I recall correctly the Canadian flag was blue with a mapleleaf on the fly, cant recall seeing a red one, grey cell problems maybe. Our Canadian friends will enlighten us or me in particular.
 

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Canada's old flag used to be a version of the British Red Ensign with the arms of Canada on a shield at the fly.
I like the the new design with the stylized red maple leaf, but when it first came out in the 1960's I thought it looked dreadful.... LOL

Regards Tony
 

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Correct about the flags, she traded to the great lakes most of her time. I believe the photo was taken prior to 1964 as, if my memory is right, the bean counters did away with the white line 63/64 to the detriment of the appearance
 

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Capt Kelly, thankyou very much for your observation concerning the white line which does indeed prove that the photograph was taken prior to 1964 - the slide is undated but has a misleading "67" written on the mount

best regards. Malcolm Cranfield
 

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