Friday 31 August 2012


Back to Canal Days 2012 in Port Colborne and here we have the 476' Malaysian chemical tanker ELISALEX SCHULTE slowly making her way out Lock 8 and then touching up her speed as she clears Bridge 21 on her way up Lake Erie to Nanticoke ON. Soon she would receive the ceremonial salute, a loud 'boom' from a cannon on one of the tall ships in the harbour, an ongoing tradition that's granted to any ship that passes by during this popular annual festival. To show her appreciation, the SCHULTE responds with a long blast from her horn. Hopefully local bylaw doesn't get too many noise violations during the festival, at least not for this welcoming ritual.

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