The BMCM CARL BRASHEAR, Newport News' new Firestorm 30 fireboat from MetalCraft Marine, is now in service on the waters of Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay.
Recall that this was the vessel that mysteriously sank at the dock overnight at the Leeward Municipal Marina on March 21st, 2007.
Here's the marine surveyor's assessment of what happened that night.
Interesting: OPG ONTARIO LENNOX 2 OIL/GAS UNIT BACK IN SERVICE from Reuters UK.
Seven of the Kingston-area beaches are covered in the report:
Oddly Big Sandy Bay, one of Lake Ontrario's most beautiful beaches, isn't included.
Many of the observations arise from the abject neglect by our municipality for our beaches.
That's not the only beach-related thing that's neglected by the City.
On August 24th we were pleased to report that FINALLY WE HAVE AN ONLINE BEACH REPORT.
But our fears were well-founded: as it turns out, that online beach report is just another web page the City is unable to properly maintain. There has been no update in the two months since August 24th when the information was first posted.
NATHAN BARON has been working hard towards his goal of qualifying and sailing in next year's solo Transat 650 race. He's often out in Kingston Harbour practicing, and he recently completed a Toronto Training Run.
He's also documenting his journey with over 120 photos so far in this Flickr photoset.
Nathan plans an "Open Boat" event on October 21st from 1-3pm at KYC where people can come down to see the boat up-close and get a taste of what life aboard a mini is like.
You can see the vessel at today's MetalCraft Marine Open House which runs from 1-4 pm.
Here are before and after photos:
Update: Here's a transcript of CKWS-TV's report.
METALCRAFT MARINE IS CELEBRATING 20-YEARS of building high-tech vessels here on the Kingston Waterfront.
They are hosting an open house on Friday, October 5th, between 1 and 4 pm.
They'll have tours of their operations, and show glimpses of projects they have on-the-go.
Pass the word.