Seeing as boats are being launched across the region, THE LATEST GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS FORECAST by the US Army Corps of Engineers predicts plenty of water. Currently we're above last season's max.
FLICKR HAS BEEN GEO-TAGGING and the results so far are great.
2,297 photos of K7 already, of over 15 million worldwide. Viewable as either "Most recent" or "Most interesting", or scroll them.
While in Kingston, visits of the frigate are by invitation only, whereas all the other ports of call are open to all visitors. This is no doubt because, unlike the other ports of call, Kingston doesn't have an adequate dock for her.
HMCS Halifax is 442ft 10in (134.2 m) long overall, and draws 15ft 4in (4.9 m), and she carries 234 officers and crew.
MARINE MUSEUM TO BE DISCUSSED IN CAMERA at the next Council meeting.
Well worth reading each spring: SHOCKING NEWS ABOUT COLD WATER.
- nine elite marines, water survival instructors, capsized in 36 degree water wearing sweatsuits and no PFDs. None of them survived the attempted 100 yard swim to shore.
- sixteen (16) Danish fishermen jumped into the icy waters of the North Sea when their trawler sank in a storm. They were in the water for a 2 - 3 hours before being rescued. They walked across the deck of the rescue vessel and went down into the galley to warm up. Each and every one collapsed and died in the galley.
- an average adult person has a 50/50 chance of surviving a 50 yard swim in 50F water.
- a 50 year old person in 50F water has a 50/50 chance of surviving for 50 minutes.
The water temperature in Kingston Harbour is currently about 37F.
Also, click the various images and diagrams for larger versions.
If you read the public documents, there's apparently no reference to the ugly bunkers.
Interesting: Here is how the major pipes connect. Our sewers and our waterfront are inexorably linked.
ONTARIO HANSARD: Great Lakes Shoreline Right of Passage Act.
One year ago, April 10 2006, COLLINS BAY MARINA WAS LAUNCHING BOATS.
This year there's still ice in Collins Bay.
We need more waterfront web cams like this.
EELS IN SERIOUS DECLINE from the Saturday Globe.
But it's a reminder that Kingston lacks sufficient deep-water docking to accommodate this sort of business on a larger scale. Moreover what little we have is disintegrating.