>>> Sea-smoke is formed when very cold air moves over warmer water, condensing the warm air imediately above the water’s surface. <<<
With a full load of iron ore in her holds, the CWB Marquis is now steaming steadily up the mighty St. Lawrence River. Our destination is Montreal, where the vessel will be “laid up” for the winter. She’ll be “fit out” once more in the spring, to begin the 2015 shipping season on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway.
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>>> At berth in Port Cartier, Quebec. <<<
On New Year’s Day, January 1st 2015, the CWB Marquis was proud to be the first vessel to make berth in Port Cartier. As promised, we had delivered the Marquis to Canada, and had “hit the ground running.” We moored our vessel, and prepared her to load her first cargo ever – more than 29 thousand tons of Labrador iron ore.
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On the morning of December 28th, the crew of the CWB Marquis awoke to an announcement on our PA-system:
“Attention, this the Captain. At 0720 hours the CWB Marquis crossed the La Hague Line and has now entered Canadian waters. Congratulations to you all! … Attention, this the Captain. At 0720 hours the CWB Marquis crossed the La Hague Line and has now entered Canadian waters. Congratulations to you all!”
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>>> Navigating the Caribbean Sea. <<<
Upon departure from Cristóbal, the CWB Marquis was treated to the sights and sounds of the Caribbean Sea. Having plotted a course north towards Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico, our aim was to reach the Gulf Stream and ply it through the Straits of Florida and up the Eastern Seaboard.
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>>> Capt. Seann, our Christmas toastmaster. <<<
On behalf of the Master and crew of the CWB Marquis, I’d like to extend to you, a very Merry Christmas! We onboard celebrated today by having a Christmas social, remembering all our families and friends. Here are some of our party tidbits…
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