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Day at work
« on: September 17, 2010, 19:38:02 »
Tanker escort through 2nd narrows

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 04:28:27 »
Looks like a nice place to work..........nice piccy

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 23:24:06 »
Nice shot!!!

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 14:10:32 »
any jobs on offer
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 00:14:25 »
An old steam tug at work in Auckland. Well she was newish at that time.
I had some pictures given to me of the Auckland Habour Board (New Zealand) twin screw steam tug "Te Awhina" at work. At that stage of her life -probably late '20s early '30s, she was Auckland's biggest tug. The ship, according to the inscription on the back of the picture is the "Tona"
The second picture from the same series is "Te Awhina" with the "J R Stirling" in tow.
Last pic shows a crew member catching a bit of kip down aft.
It must have been a hard day!
"Te Awhina" was scrapped owing to the indifference of her new owner. If we'd be able to get her (the price was out of our range and she was still a commercial proposition if only for a couple of coastal tows), she might be still around. Iron hull was still in good nick as was her machinery when she was knackered. Boilers looked great as the gas axe went through them.
Sad.
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 07:42:35 »
Greetings from Victoria BC! ^-^ We were coming out of the harbour after assisting the ferry Coho away from her dock. I happened to have the camera that I received for my 40th anniversary of working for the company. This is the first time I used the camera, just goofing around... sorry about the swearword but I didn't tell the skipper that it was video! ;) Nothing really exceptional about the scene, but as the thread is titled... it is a "day at work".

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbKMd-oxdYA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbKMd-oxdYA</a>

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 10:47:03 »
Welcome to the Forum!

We'll look forward to a few more from you like this one. Taken a few photos of the Foam!!

40 years - ever work with Harry Tebbs? He may have just left Seapan abiut the though. He was my Father in Law - died in 76 - lots of Island Tug/Seapan stories.

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 12:10:50 »
Welcome to the Forum!

We'll look forward to a few more from you like this one. Taken a few photos of the Foam!!

40 years - ever work with Harry Tebbs? He may have just left Seapan abiut the though. He was my Father in Law - died in 76 - lots of Island Tug/Seapan stories.

Yes, I worked with Harry for a brief period of time on the Sudbury II. I was just a kid and there was a pretty big generation gap... Those were fun times and there were a lot of characters on that boat, Harry, Dick Waldie, Lennie Van Neck, John Kendall. Tough guys that you could learn from if you were smart enough to pay attention! I think I went to school briefly with Eileen Tebbs, ring a bell?

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 12:49:18 »
Excellent first go with the camera. I am blaming the wife's cooking for my sea sickness now! angel
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 12:54:57 »
Seaspan Foam.

Great little video. Any more snippets from your day job would be nice.

What is the tug?

Hayden
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Re: Day at work
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 15:54:28 »
Small world!

She's my sister in law - probably have to go out and cut her grass on the weekend! Cuts into model boat building.

I allways got a a kick out of Harry's stories. One was when they took the cars off the Vanlane, numerous others.

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 16:08:39 »
Seaspan Foam.

Great little video. Any more snippets from your day job would be nice.

What is the tug?

Hayden

Thanks Hayden, I work on the Seaspan Foam in Victoria Harbour. We do some barge shifting and launch service work in the area. We also run the mooring lines for cruise ships and put equipment in and out of the Esquimalt Graving Dock.

I'll try to take the trusty brownie with me and post some shots from time to time.

Cheers

Getting a shave and a haircut as well as an inspection for our passenger certificate.





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Re: Day at work
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 16:36:06 »
Welcome aboard the tug forum there Seaspan Foam :)
 
Are you 'Scottie' or the other Capt...or on deck?
 
I decked on the 'Foam' many many moons ago...when she first came from Evco.
Good boat...once they re-routed the air conditioning intakes away from the genset's exhaust.
We towed logs with her for a while...but that dried up once Jordan River and Muir Creek's wood started moving by truck. The 'Foam' used to "wag her tail" something wild when logboom towing.
 
Jim Guilespie (not sure about the spelling of his name) was the Cap at that time.
If we got into any wild weather and the spray started coming over the bow (not unusual on the Foam)...he'd stand  on the foredeck and pound his chest.
 
I was on the old 'Daring', Challenger, Star, Planet, Valiant, Rascal, Escort, Rocket...and more...before going to the 'Big City'.
 
I must say that working for Genstar (Seaspan's owner at that time) outa Victoria was great.
Names like Bruce McKay, Stan Fraser, Hugh Cox, Alec Rogers (my first Capt) Gary Hall....the list is huge...and all great guys.
 
Looking forward to hearing more from you...and seeing more pictures.
MIKE

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2013, 18:03:09 »
Welcome aboard the tug forum there Seaspan Foam :)
 
Are you 'Scottie' or the other Capt...or on deck?
 
I decked on the 'Foam' many many moons ago...when she first came from Evco.
Good boat...once they re-routed the air conditioning intakes away from the genset's exhaust.
We towed logs with her for a while...but that dried up once Jordan River and Muir Creek's wood started moving by truck. The 'Foam' used to "wag her tail" something wild when logboom towing.
 
Jim Guilespie (not sure about the spelling of his name) was the Cap at that time.
If we got into any wild weather and the spray started coming over the bow (not unusual on the Foam)...he'd stand  on the foredeck and pound his chest.
 
I was on the old 'Daring', Challenger, Star, Planet, Valiant, Rascal, Escort, Rocket...and more...before going to the 'Big City'.
 
I must say that working for Genstar (Seaspan's owner at that time) outa Victoria was great.
Names like Bruce McKay, Stan Fraser, Hugh Cox, Alec Rogers (my first Capt) Gary Hall....the list is huge...and all great guys.
 
Looking forward to hearing more from you...and seeing more pictures.

Alright, I'm wracking my brain trying to remember "Mike's" from the 70's at Seaspan Victoria! I'm Glenn and work as a deckhand, started on the Sudbury II and worked on the Daring, Challenger, Valiant, Star and Foam out of Victoria. I worked in the Harbour from 1973 - 1977 on the Rocket mostly, also on the Rival, Rascal and Comet. I was with Dave Kirkendale on a regular basis, a real oldtimer for sure! You could write a book using the antics and adventures from the names you listed! Frank Baceda, Bob Sheret, Bob Partington and many more belong on that list too! The story of Jimmy Gillespie standing in the spray pounding his chest rang true right away with me! A true "character"!
I worked out of Vancouver on the Seaspan Chief for 6 years, 3 loads up 3 empties down from Duncan Bay. Did that for 6 years then went to work on the trainships, 9 years on the Doris and Greg. I've come full circle and have been back in Victoria Harbour since 2005.

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Re: Day at work
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2013, 18:22:49 »
Small world!

She's my sister in law - probably have to go out and cut her grass on the weekend! Cuts into model boat building.

I always got a a kick out of Harry's stories. One was when they took the cars off the Vanlene, numerous others.

Small world indeed! I doubt Eileen would remember me, if I can recall correctly she was quite studious and I was busy goofing around!

The Vanlene was quite a story. My father was part of the salvage crew on that job and I have a clock from the ship that I hang in my kitchen. Dodge Colt stories are still being told in Bamfield and Port Alberni!

Glad to hear from you!

Glenn