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Forum: Wrecks 1st September 2014, 01:35
Replies: 0
Views: 1,145
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Nauticapedia Article - The Wreck of the Kenkon Maru

In 1916 the Japanese-owned freighter Kenkon Maru III went aground on Belle Chain Reef on January 12th during a heavy snow storm. The accident did extensive damage to the Japanese owned vessel; one...
Forum: Ship Research 12th May 2014, 19:14
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By Nauticapedia
Nauticapedia Article - Traditional Western Arctic Ocean Seamanship Skills

Captain Sven Johansson was the first person in history to conquer the North West Passage from West to East. It took him five years (it was back when the Arctic Ocean still had lots of ice). He spent...
Forum: Ships No More 27th April 2014, 11:56
Replies: 1
Views: 2,071
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Nauticapedia Article - The Wreck of the C.C.G.C. Rider

Nauticapedia contributor Nick Newell had an encounter with the wreck of the former C.C.G.C Rider in a remote location on the west coast of Vancouver Island some years ago. Marine historian Captain...
Forum: Ships No More 27th April 2014, 11:54
Replies: 1
Views: 2,081
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Nauticapedia Article - Charles M. Hays – A Titanic Loss

Nauticapedia contributor Lynn Salmon shares some history behind the statue of Charles Hayes that stands in Prince Rupert BC. It was his vision of a Pacific Terminus for his railway that led to the...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 3rd April 2014, 18:19
Replies: 1
Views: 758
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Nauticapedia Article - Carey Myers – A First Nations Salmon Fisherman with Hawaiian R

Our contributor Ross Dobson shares his experiences fishing with his uncle, Carey Myers. Carey‘s love of the ocean went back to his ancestors, which include First Nations peoples in the Alert Bay...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 3rd April 2014, 18:17
Replies: 1
Views: 693
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Nauticapedia Article - "The Love of His Life" – The Epic Journey of the Kazu Maru

When Nauticapedia contributor Lynn Salmon lived and worked in Prince Rupert British Columbia in the early 2000s she was always intrigued by a 27–foot Japanese fishing vessel housed and displayed near...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 3rd April 2014, 18:16
Replies: 1
Views: 728
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Nauticapedia Article - Marleah – West Coast of Canada Troller

Contributor Roland Lussier worked on the troller Marleah in 1979. He had taken photos from the Orion Sea in 1978 somewhere off Tofino (on the west coast of Vancouver Island). Unlike most trollers...
Forum: Ferries 3rd April 2014, 18:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
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Nauticapedia Article - Anniversary of the Sinking of the Queen of the North

The Queen of the North sank on a squally night March 22nd 2006 at 0140 (local time) 1 hour and 20 minutes after striking Juanita Point on Gil Island in Wright Sound. She was on her regular run...
Forum: Other International Navies 13th February 2014, 02:50
Replies: 0
Views: 1,583
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Nauticapedia Article - Wildwood – From Naval Yardcraft to Yacht

Recently at Nauticapedia we received an email from Gord Tagg with photograph attachments of the Wildwood 1 to share with readers. She is an example of a re–purposing of a naval vessel to extend her...
Forum: Passenger Liners 5th January 2014, 12:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,531
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Nauticapedia Article - Ship Images on Two Canadian Banknotes

In the days before the Bank of Canada assumed control of all banknote issues in Canada the Canadian chartered banks issued their own notes. To the delight of the collector, there was a wide variety...
Forum: Wrecks 15th December 2013, 00:53
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By Nauticapedia
It appears that the crew were returned to Russia...

It appears that the crew were returned to Russia - no one was lost in the wreck. With wartime censorship the press reports give very little information about the wreck and subsequent events. My...
Forum: Other International Navies 13th December 2013, 12:44
Replies: 0
Views: 1,057
Posted By Nauticapedia
Jager – Royal Canadian Air Force vessel is now a yacht

The Jager was originally serving in the fleet of the Marine Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1941–1942 she was owned by Amos Beckman, Vancouver BC. In 1942 she was chartered by the RCAF...
Forum: Wrecks 13th December 2013, 12:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
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Nauticapedia Image - Wreck of the Soviet Freighter Uzbekhistan

The Uzbekistan, a steel freighter was built in 1937 in France by Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire at St. Nazaire and turned over to the Soviet Government (Northern Soviet Supply Service) under a...
Forum: Other International Navies 13th December 2013, 12:38
Replies: 0
Views: 1,125
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Second World War Veteran HMS Cailiff Still Afloat (For Now) In Norway

A Norwegian reader, Svein Ludvigsen, reports that the Norwegian trawler Borgenes is due to be scrapped in the near future at Kristiansund, Norway. HMS Cailiff (as she was originally known) was built...
Forum: Other International Navies 13th December 2013, 12:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
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The Porte St. Louis, like the Porte St. Jean will...

The Porte St. Louis, like the Porte St. Jean will likely be found in the southern US or in the Caribbean - but likely already sunk or broken up. But there is a large group of people waiting to hear...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 13th December 2013, 04:07
Replies: 1
Views: 1,249
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Nauticapedia Article - The Aurora Surveyor at Yellowknife Northwest Territories

Accommodation can be difficult to obtain at a reasonable cost in a resource–based city such as Yellowknife and alternative lifestyles can often suit people in such an area. Contributor Dave Bartle...
Forum: Other International Navies 13th December 2013, 04:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By Nauticapedia
Canadian Naval Gate Vessels Memories

Gate vessels were used to train generations of reserve naval officers and other ranks. When their useful lives were over they were sold out of service. For many veterans they made a big impression on...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 28th September 2013, 15:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,776
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Nauticapedia Article - The Aurora Surveyor at Yellowknife Northwest Territories

Accommodation can be difficult to obtain at a reasonable cost in a resource–based city such as Yellowknife and alternative lifestyles can often suit people in such an area. Contributor Dave Bartle...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 6th September 2013, 20:50
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nauticapedia
Nauticapedia Article - The End of an Arctic Ocean Drilling Season

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Captain Alec Provan shares more of his Arctic experiences with a description of the "end of the drilling season". Drill ships, drill sites, equipment and crews have to be demobilized...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 6th August 2013, 15:17
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By Nauticapedia
Pilot Boats at Victoria British Columbia

Murray Polson, has captured a series of images of the operation of vessels operated by the Pacific Pilotage Authority who carry British Columbia Coast Pilots to and from deep sea vessels operating on...
Forum: Tankers 25th June 2013, 15:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,210
Posted By Nauticapedia
Nauticapedia Article - The Union Oil Tanker Santa Maria Grounding at Victoria BC

The Union Oil tanker Santa Maria ran on the reefs at 3:20 a.m., Tuesday morning, March 17, 1938 on Glimpse Reef off of Victoria BC. The tanker had discharged her cargo of oil at Vancouver and was...
Forum: Ferries 20th June 2013, 14:45
Replies: 1
Views: 917
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Nauticapedia Article - Former Washington State Ferry Rhododendron

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Dan and Lynn Salmon live on the central east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. It is not uncommon for them to encounter interesting vessels when they are cruising in their boat or...
Forum: Other International Navies 18th June 2013, 22:05
Replies: 11
Views: 7,141
Posted By Nauticapedia
Jackstay Transfer (Replenishment) at Sea

The light jackstay is used for transferring personnel, provisions, and light stores with a maximum load of about 250kg. The hauling end of the jackstay is manned by up to 25 hands. The other end is...
Forum: Other International Navies 18th June 2013, 22:04
Replies: 1
Views: 1,721
Posted By Nauticapedia
Naval Anti-Ship Mines

At Colwood British Columbia on a visit to one of the Royal Canadian Navy installations where the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is headquartered I saw two old naval anti-ship mines on display in...
Forum: Other International Navies 18th June 2013, 22:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,160
Posted By Nauticapedia
Canadian Naval Officer Took Surrender of the German Submarine U-968

The RCN took the surrender of German U-boats at the end of the Second World War. The process and chain of events was interesting, practical and contrary to some popular belief. Dealing with the...
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