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« on: March 21, 2013, 01:19:57 pm »

Hi all. I would like to know if the Straight of Belle-Isle is used frequently as a shipping route. I will be working in Blanc Sablon for a period of six months and wondering if it is a good spot for shipspotting.

Bonjour à tous. J'aimerais savoir si le Détroit de Belle-Isle est une route maritime fréquenté par les navires souvent. Je vais travailler à Blanc Sablon pour une période de 6 mois et j'aimerais savoir si c'est un bon 'spot' pour photographier les navires.

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Steve Geronazzo


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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 10:12:25 pm »

There is a regular ferry service to Blanc Sablon, and there are a few ships that use that route.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 11:13:59 pm »

What was your sin to get you posted to Blanc Sablon? Cry
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 12:45:23 am »

Ships that move gargo to the Artic from the Saint-Laurent harbours will use the  Straight of Belle-Isle. The sceneries are beautifull overthere. À pure marine delight.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 03:35:17 am »

Well Steve, I guess you will find out if the shipspotting is good or not!

6 months?  Does this mean we will not see you along the shore of the St Lawrence this coming summer?
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 11:45:11 am »

Hi Steve. Blanc Sablon will not be as good as you had in st. lawrence river, especially this time of year. There is a fair amount of traffick later on when ice clears out around BELL ISLE & NORTH COAST OF NFLD. Quite a few bulkers & others use bellisle on runs to europe both coming & going to all ports along st lawrence & lakes & at times even some that go to eastern seaboard of us when weather on banks is bad around nfld. They don,t get to close to shore there like the river but you will be able to get a few inbound ones as north ones usually go closer to nfld coast. Believe it or not but a ship leaving say belldune heading for rotterdam will save time doing the north route instead of south coast of nfld at times.Also as stated you,ll pick up local supply ships & tankers heading north in late summer & fall. Hope this is of some help.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 01:45:04 pm »

Steve,  you may find people to play cricket if time is to slow Angry
Comme dans la Grande séduction!
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 02:19:33 pm »

Allo Steve,
Good news. While in Blanc Sablon you will be able to immortalise the BELLA DESGAGNÉS on her mayden cruise on the Côte Nord.
We all look forward to enjoy your photos. Bon séjour!
Amicalement,
Marcel Giroux
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 05:43:46 am »

Hi All.

I am now settled in Blanc Sablon and taking pictures of the wonderful scenery. I can't wait to see the BELLA DESGAGNÉS arrive on the 7th of April.

Thanks to all my friends who gave me information on this thread.

Steve :-)
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