Monday 27 August 2012

Bulk Carrier SHOVELER

Toronto's Harbourfront may be the place to be for condominium dwellers and tourists with its many shops, marinas and entertainment activities along and near Queen's Quay.  However, most of its commercial wharfs lay idle with the exception of the Lafarge cement carrier ENGLISH RIVER ( regularly arriving from their plant at Bath, on Lake Ontario and huge salties laden with sugar cane from the Caribbean at the Redpath Sugar Refinery.

This past weekend, I took a few snaps of the Cyprus flagged 609' bulk carrier SHOVELER from at the Redpath Sugar dock which has been been turning raw cane into sugar here since 1958. While other waterfront enterprises have been replaced with bachelor or two bedroom suites with a view of Lake Ontario and commuter planes landing at the Island airport, Redpath just continues to flourish and in doing so, keeps the character and stigmatism of having a 'working port' alive for Toronto. For that I believe it's awfully sweet of Redpath, don't you?

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