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Handing Over the Keys

Handing Over the Keys

As you know, Captain van Donselaar went on vacation today and handed over the reins to Captain Jonathan Mercer. In her final act for the blog (until she returns from vacation!) Pam was on hand to capture the moment on film. Tommorrow we’ll do a full “Meet the Captain” post on Captain Mercer so you…   read more of “Handing Over the…”

More Postcards from Quebec

More Postcards from Quebec

The office of Robert Lepage is called Ex Machina “EM” and is located in an old firehouse. Lepage, a famous playwright, actor and film director, was born in Quebec City. For more on Lepage, check out his Web site. Quebec is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. The theme for the festivities is “The Encounter,”…   read more of “More Postcards from…”

Le Musee de la Civilisation in Quebec

Le Musee de la Civilisation in Quebec

Le Musee de la Civilisation was the most interactive and creative museum I have ever been to. It beats the Nobel Museum in Oslo, Norway, which was quite technologically interactive as well! There are 12 exhibits, and most of them are very interactive and teach so much. My favorite was “Urbanopolis.” This exhibit depicted the…   read more of “Le Musee de la…”

What Does the Pilot Do?

What Does the Pilot Do?

Global Pilotage Most ports in the world require pilotage, the practice where a pilot comes on board near the entrance of the port and then assists the ship’s captain with bringing the ship into port, and docking or anchoring in the designated anchorage. The pilot also helps provide safe passage when the ship departs. The…   read more of “What Does the Pilot…”

More Postcards from Peggy’s Cove

More Postcards from Peggy’s Cove

Eurodam called at Halifax yesterday, and here are more of Pam’s beautiful photos from Peggy’s Cove. Peggy’s Point Lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove. While no doubt the most well-known lighthouse in Canada and one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, the history of the light at Peggy’s Cove is little known. Various versions account…   read more of “More Postcards from…”

Postcard from Quebec

Postcard from Quebec

Guest Linda Riggin sent us this photo from her recent Eurodam cruise. I just recently returned from a cruise aboard the ms Eurodam (Sept. 1-11). In the last Daily Program we were encouraged to send in photos of ports we had visited. I am enclosing a picture I took of the Eurodam in port at…   read more of “Postcard from…”