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Regionally speaking, Andrew, along with 

Roderick and Nancy, could be said to sail in maritime waters.

In the maritime province of Nova Scotia, though, I caught up with Atlantic Towing Limited tugboats Atlantic Oak,

Atlantic Cedar

Atlantic Fir, and 


Atlantic Elm.  Given their extensive fleet, it seems I need to make my way back here.  Other than returning in October, I’m not sure when that will happen, but now it’s a goal.  

Seeing the Canso Strait, first hand and after being introduced to it by my friend Jack Ronalds,  satisfied a curiosity.

Behold Spitzer Bedford, Spitzer Montreal, and Point Chebucto.

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Not much to report on the passage  . . . the watery parts of the planet have all the same moods, but as we approached Halifax, Sambro Island Light to port, the locally built pilot boat E. T. Rogers brought a pilot and some excitement. 


Atlantic Cedar

and other boats prepared to welcome a ULCV that will make for the sixth boro after a port call in Halifax.  Scotia Pilot heads out to meet them.

Halifax Transit claims the title of oldest saltwater ferry in North America.

Atlantic Fir heads out for the ULCV.

It’s Nova Scotia . . . therefore a bag piper.

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