Roadside memorial: Rip Gavin McIntosh

Gavin McIntosh was killed in a car/train collision at a level crossing on the Joyceville Road in Eastern Ontario near highway 401 in October of 2010. He was 12 years old.

Gavin McIntosh

This is image #8 in a continuing series of roadside memorials.


Ship Watching: The Marietje Marsilla

The Marietje Marsilla is a 414 foot freighter launched on June 25, 2010, at the Barkmeijer Shipyards in the Netherlands.

Information on the web says that she is an 1A ice-classed nozzle fitted 8300 ton vessel with desiel engines that put out a little over 4,000 horsepower.

She is a dry cargo carrier with hold capacity of 345,000 cubic feet and a speed of 14kn.

Images captured on the Brockville, Ontario, shoreline on May 26, 2012.

Ship Watching: The Algoma Transport

My first ship of the season

The Algoma Transport (according to the InterWebs) is a 730 foot freighter powered by twin 8 cylinder engines that can generate almost 10,000 horsepower. She is also equipped with a 1,000 horsepower bow thruster.

She began life in 1979 as the “Canadian Transport” in 1979 at the Port Weller Docks and was renamed in 2011 when acquired by Algoma Central.

Images shot May 26, 2012 on the St. Lawrence River from the Brockville (Ontario) shoreline.

Jet ski

It’s been about a month since I posted a colour image so I guess I’m due.

I had a hankering yesterday to ride and click so I called a buddy and we loaded up the bikes and headed for the Iroquois Locks to see if I could capture a ship on the way through, it didn’t work out. We had missed one ship by an hour and after waiting another hour for a tug towing a string of barges that never appeared we headed for Brockville for some fish & chips at Dons and to see if there was anything happening in the water there.

— and found a bunch of jet ski’s entertaining visitors to Blockhouse Island near the marina.

jet boat

I captured a few shots of this guy playing in the water and, lo and behold, eventually two freighters passed by – images to follow soon.

Merrickville Ruins

Sunday was one of those rare warm days in November when a ride on the bike without a snowmobile suit was possible – so we took a scoot to Merrickville and I took the opportunity to snap a few shots of the ruins.

the wall

I think that next summer I’m going to try a night shoot there with a few props and see how it turns out.

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