Category Archives: HISTORICAL

SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

Hurricane Maria has hit San Juan, Puerto Rico. Power may be out in some sectors for months.  Below are some images from my visit last November. ARRIVAL IN SAN JUAN APPROACH OF A STORM SAN JUAN FORT AS SEEN FROM … Continue reading

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POINT ABINO LIGHTHOUSE PHOTO EXHIBITION

 One of my panels has been selected by the Fort Erie Museum and Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee for inclusion in their photo exhibit to be held in the atrium of the Town Hall from 11-13 August . The exhibit celebrates … Continue reading

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DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE

 Denali National Park and Preserve encompasses 6 million acres of Alaska’s interior wilderness. Its centerpiece is 20,310-ft.-high Denali, North America’s tallest peak. With terrain of tundra, spruce forest and glaciers, the park is home to wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, … Continue reading

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ALYESKA

This year the Alaska pipeline celebrates its 40th birthday.  The project started in 1977 and cost $ 8 billion to complete in then year dollars. This engineering marvel snakes its way from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope all the … Continue reading

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MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, PALL MALL, LONDON

Today, April 12, is the Duke of Edinburgh’s  President’s Council Forum to be held at Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London. Marlborough House is almost 300 years old and has the status of a Royal Palace. It has been occupied over … Continue reading

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LONDON TERROR ATTACK

Sad news out of London this morning as a terrorist attack has been carried out on Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster.  Oddly enough I woke up last night and read a couple of chapters of Ben Judah’s raw, … Continue reading

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HMCS ATHABASKAN FAREWELL

From a recent report in the National Post. I spent a couple of winters in the Davie Shipyard as a civilian Combat Systems Engineer putting Athabaskan and her sister ship Algonquin together  down in dim, cold grimy spaces below decks … Continue reading

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CHURCHES OF EL BIERZO AND GALICIA

 Faith moves mountains and Spain has been a devoutly Catholic country for centuries. This could have been on the minds of the of the first pilgrims on their way to Santiago, a religious act,  which would end with their being … Continue reading

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JOHN GLENN

“February made me shiver, with every paper I’d deliver…. Bad news upon the doorstep, I couldn’t take one more step”. Long before I became a teenager, I was a foot soldier in Roy Thompson’s press empire (later Lord Thompson of … Continue reading

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PEARL HARBOR ANNIVERSARY

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. One of the signal events of World War II if not the last century. The following images were taken several years ago and are a token tribute to my cousin, … Continue reading

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