Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Not exactly sure if sailboat races are included in Olympics, but I chose this picture taken locally on the mighty Miramichi River.  The river was used for logging ships, at one time I am told that "there were so many tall ships on the river that you could step from one to the other from one side of the river to the other side".   Well, maybe there was a bit of "tall tales" there, but it could have been true!!  The river was known for its ship building, the famous Cunard lines originated from here, and the Rankins.  At one time, there was a little feud going on between these two men.......

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13 comments:

  1. Welcome back Rosie! Who cares if sailing is an Olympic sport anyway, this is an interesting story and picture regardless.

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  2. Thanks Little Nell, it's good to be back, I find that I am busier now that I am growing older then when I was younger, something wrong with this picture....me thinks.....

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  3. Sailing is certainly an Olympic sport and the sailing events will be taking place down at Weymouth on the south coast. It is indeed a great old picture.

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  4. Definitely sailing in the Olympics but not with boats like these, there is something much more appealing about wooden yachts with large sails. Lovely card.

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  5. Great picture. The Olympic yachts are a bit different now but our Ben Ainslie is going for a fourth gold in succession.

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  6. Hi Rose, it is great to see you back here today! To think of a ship traffic jam stirs my imagination. I was scrolling down and loved your cloud pictures ... that first one is so scary and reminds me of "impending doom". I'm so glad that it passed without much problem.

    Kathy M.

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  7. Oh I love a marina, a bay, just any place where the ships are. Live right in the middle of US and no ships close by. Great entry.
    QMM

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  8. But exactly just what my eyes and mind were open to! Great post!

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  9. I think I'd like to have a sail in a yacht like that - great postcard!

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  10. Yeah, I bet that was a fisherman's tale!!
    Rankins?!? Any connection to the Rankins family that sings?
    Lovely picture, so serene. Even if handling those sails can be a lot of work, it always looks so peaceful when you see them pass by...
    Sigh...
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  11. No, I don't think they are the same Rankins, these lumber magnets lived here in late 1800's. As for sail boats, they are so serene to look at. As a matter of fact, a tall ship called the Peacemaker (class A, which is the largest) will be sailing up the Miramichi River August 10th and leaving August 12th. Can't wait to take pictures, I will post for sure.

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    1. There's one that I see occasionally but always at the last minute...
      Pity!!

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