Canada Day 2012 and what better way to spend the holiday than having a picnic along the St. Lawrence and watching ships from around the world pass by. Most interesting sail past had to be the 469' ATLANTICBORG from Holland with its cargo of wind turbines destined for Ogdensburg, New York.
Built this year in Shanghai, China, here are a couple more snaps of the general cargo ship ATLANTICBORG leaving Iroquois Lock with my wife Janice, looking away (and not wanting to admit she's become a boatnerd like me & YOU), and then later gliding along while approaching Cardinal, Ontario, which is a quaint little town just a few miles downriver from her final destination (pretty wild cloud formation in the background, eh). Though we did see a tug come out to meet ATLANTICBORG and guide to her berth across the river, it was too dark for anymore action photos of this unique vessel. More personal shipping pictures and stories along the St. Lawrence Seaway and elsewhere coming soon @ CarlzBoats. WATCH FOR THEM!!