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Friday the 13th.

By JimV
This shot of a yacht going past the lighthouse on Georges Island was taken from Pier 21, which was the landing place in Canada for 1.5 million immigrants and war brides, it has recently been restored and now serves as a museum recording the history of the place, very interesting and well worth a visit.
Georges Island is a National Historic Site, it was an important military installation for over two hundred years, due to its strategic location at the harbour entrance. For anyone interested there are good write ups on Google.
Some of you may have already noticed the pall of smoke behind the island. This was a big forest fire which started that day in the Porters Lake/Lake Echo area just east of Dartmouth. It took two or three days before it was under control, no lives were lost, but two houses were and aerial photos on TV showed the fire line was right up to the back garden of many houses, sheds and garages were destroyed but the houses were saved. So Friday the 13th. was unlucky for two families but lucky for many others.
V2 is another view of the fire from the Halifax ferry.

EXIF: f8 @ 1/200, focal @ 18mm. ISO 100, 3:46pm. ADT, 13 June 2008

Tags: Photo journalism General Halifax Forest fire Landscape and travel Georges islandpier 21

Voters: Bob_V, PeterLaw, Mick_Clayton and 14 more

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Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
31 Jan 2009 6:12AM
Two wonderful scenic images Jim, so well taken.
31 Jan 2009 6:26AM
Two really very good images, well presented
No documenterary.
GeorgeRusky 16 1 4
31 Jan 2009 9:35AM
Hi Jim
I'm very glad that you always write full descriptions for your photos. In combination with excellent pictures, they create a better understanding of your choice to photograph this area.
Moreover, I guess, you feel responsible for not only entertaining a viewer, but educating her as well.
Thanks for the good work!
piccy 15 8 Wales
31 Jan 2009 9:51AM
Two lovely shots Jim.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
31 Jan 2009 2:04PM
:Looking especially nice for February---wonderful colors and sunshine shown as well as a good description of what is going on!
TyChee 17 275 1 United States
31 Jan 2009 4:17PM
Great blue water. Nice composition.
imagio 15 12 1 England
1 Feb 2009 1:05AM
Nice crisp clean images Jim

photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
1 Feb 2009 1:58AM
great shots and write up Jim. Have a great Sunday.
Caledonia 15 2 Scotland
1 Feb 2009 10:21PM
Lovely sailing weather.... beautiful colours and scenery.
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
3 Feb 2009 1:44AM
Good colour and detail in vers.1.
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
3 Feb 2009 9:29PM
That looks like some pretty acrid smoke Jim. I really didn't realize it until I clicked on v2, where it is evident that it is smoke. Looking at v1 and the white-caps, I could almost smell the salt air!
So, you had your Pier 21, and in NY there is Ellis Island, but were there any similarities with the way the immigrants were processed for lack of a better word.
We passed Ellis Island on a trip in the bay when we were in NY in 2001, and I couldn't help think of my grandfather who came through there several times in the 20's.

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