Here are a few pictures of what’s happening right now in my town at the Port.
Many residents are frustrated that these vessels get “dumped” here, forgotten, and become an eyesore for residents of Bridgewater who just want a beautiful waterfront area.
The trouble began a few weeks ago, when the Canadian Coast Guard says ice and snow collected on the HMCS Cormorant ship’s deck, causing it to tilt. And when water found its way into the hold last week the ship started to sink. Locals are concerned that the damage incurred to the vessel could lead to chemicals spilling into the river. The ship contains nearly 200 litres of diesel fuel, as well as some lubrication oil and hydraulic fluids.
Unfortunately this is the second ( maybe) third ship that was left here that had major issues and has cost a lot of money to be removed.
I don’t mind seeing ships docked on the waterfront. We’ve been to some beautiful waterfronts with boats docked and it adds to the scenery of the area However, it would be nice to see something newer and purposeful rather than these derelict boats that are just abandoned…
Monday morning and it’s back to school after March Break. Halifax and area still have an extra day off for snow removal in the city. James is back and hard at it. He has about 5 weeks left of intense study before he finishes his first year of business. Time is flying… it just needs to warm up!!! ( It’s CoLd today with a windchill Brr!!)