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Search: Posts Made By: BigMig
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 7th August 2018, 20:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By BigMig
Right you are, Frank P. I checked the registry of...

Right you are, Frank P. I checked the registry of Canadian built fishing vessels, and found that she was built at the Davies shipyard in Lauzon, Quebec. A further search identified that she was...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 5th August 2018, 20:32
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By BigMig
Calgary Catalina

Hello fellow mariners past. I have been trying to find information about MV Calgary Catalina, a seismic vessel aboard which I sailed in 1969. She was a refitted and repurposed seiner originally named...
Forum: Model Ships 22nd January 2018, 23:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By BigMig
You are absolutely correct, LaFlamme. I honestly...

You are absolutely correct, LaFlamme. I honestly did not remember those masts astern. It's a wonder we never ran aground when I was on watch! LOL. Thanks for showing me the errors of my diminishing...
Forum: Model Ships 22nd January 2018, 21:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By BigMig
I am still confused, LaFlamme! I have a picture...

I am still confused, LaFlamme! I have a picture of the Countess, buried in snow, leaving Little Narrows on her way south just before Christmas '69, and she does not have the 2 stern gantries nor the...
Forum: Model Ships 22nd January 2018, 02:26
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By BigMig
Sweet workmanship, Jerome. I'm a wood carver, so...

Sweet workmanship, Jerome. I'm a wood carver, so have a great deal of admiration for your model. I sailed on her Sept. '69 to Apr. '70. She didn't have the gantry and hopper on the stern deck at that...
Forum: Ship Research 27th December 2017, 01:29
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
I've been thinking about that barge sinking in...

I've been thinking about that barge sinking in the Mississippi Delta again, and just realized that I was on the 4 - 8 watch on that voyage and was probably counting sheep at the time the Countess...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th December 2017, 02:36
Replies: 1
Views: 1,143
Posted By BigMig
Bill and I were AB's on the Gypsum Prince...

Bill and I were AB's on the Gypsum Prince '70-'71.. He's from Clearland , in behind Mahone Bay, N.S. Believe he moved to the west coast. All I know...
Forum: Ship Research 7th December 2017, 22:04
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
In case anyone is interested, the CBC produces a...

In case anyone is interested, the CBC produces a terrific 1/2 hr., television show called Land & Sea. This past weekend's program was about harbor pilots in general, and Halifax harbor in particular....
Forum: Histories 20th September 2017, 01:15
Replies: 11
Views: 6,008
Posted By BigMig
The Canadian soldiers' memories of Dieppe

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/video-gallery/video/8960

I would encourage anyone following this thread to view the above video about the Dieppe Raid, which is archived on the Veterans Affairs...
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2017, 03:25
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
Reply to emsbuff124

Hi emsbuff124. Glad you are enjoying the discussion among old shipmates. I never heard of an accident at the Stoney Creek wharf in my 2 year stint with Fundy Gypsum, so I can't offer you anything....
Forum: Ship Research 22nd April 2017, 02:47
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
E-mail unchanged, LaFlamme. Wish I could say the...

E-mail unchanged, LaFlamme. Wish I could say the same for me LOL
I only took the regular leave entitlements in the 7 months I sailed on the Countess and did the Caribbean trip. If you remember,...
Forum: Ship Research 17th April 2017, 21:29
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
I was in the Caribbean aboard the Countess the...

I was in the Caribbean aboard the Countess the winter of '69 - '70 and have no recollection of her sinking a barge. Could that have been the year before or after? What I do recall is going through...
Forum: Ship Research 17th April 2017, 18:46
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
Reply to RolfA

Ah! The Mystic River Bridge! I remember the elevator!!! Boston was my favorite port-of-call on the Eastern seaboard, RolfA. I had a friend living there; he and I had been classmates at University of...
Forum: Histories 27th February 2016, 01:51
Replies: 11
Views: 6,008
Posted By BigMig
Hello Awateah2. Here's a link you might find...

Hello Awateah2. Here's a link you might find interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otYbcd9sFrQ
It is the debacle at Dieppe as seen through the personal experience of several Canadian...
Forum: Ship Research 25th February 2016, 19:22
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
I'll add a bit to LaFlamme's commentary. The...

I'll add a bit to LaFlamme's commentary. The vessels in the Gypsum fleet had an interesting configuration. The main cargo area was bisected longitudinally by an 'A' frame that rose roughly 10 - 12...
Forum: Ship Research 25th February 2016, 00:25
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
Shipmates

LaFlamme, you are too hard on yourself. Your memory is every bit as good as mine. You remember events well while I seem to remember the crew. Which is odd to me, since I was OS on the Gypsum...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th February 2016, 00:12
Replies: 1
Views: 1,143
Posted By BigMig
Bill Griswold, SS Gypsum Prince

Looking for a great shipmate, Bill Griswold, with whom I sailed on the SS Gypsum Prince Sept. 70 to Apr. 71
Forum: Ship Research 30th January 2016, 01:59
Replies: 27
Views: 10,333
Posted By BigMig
Fate of Fundy Gypsum

Hi Eddie.
I joined this site to try to answer your question. I was crew aboard both the Gypsum Countess in '69/'70 and the Gypsum Prince in '70/'71. R.T. Luckey captained the Countess and Norman...
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