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Thread #59418   Message #3387074
Posted By: gnu
07-Aug-12 - 06:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
"What were you doing on the icebreaker?"

I worked with ferries for seven years. Senior Civil Engineer for design, contract documents and project management of construction/maintenance/rehab of docks, harbour protection structures, buildings, passenger and commercial vehicle marshalling, lighting, field electrical distribution structures, pavements, water & sewer, sewage treatment, fuel tank farm containment structures, fuel pipelines, waste oil recovery, others... I jack off all trades.

MV Caribou and her sister ship were lovely punts. Bulbous bow ro-ro ferries that could break nasty ice and knock out 28+ knots in ca'm water. No good for fly fishing tho. GOTTA tell ya this one... dry dock in Halifax... MV Smallwood was on blocks... when we got to the bow and were looking up at this dwarfing monster, one of the lads quipped, "So this is the last thing a seal sees eh?"

I worked in Cape Tormentine, Borden, Yarmouth, Bar Harbor (note incorrect spelling), Digby, Saint John, North Sydney, Port-aux-Basques, Argentia, Lewisporte, and Goose Bay. Had fun.