Joshua Slocum

1860 – 1909


Photographs of
Plaque

Westport
Brier Island
Digby County
Nova Scotia

GPS location:   44°15'19"N   66°20'31"W
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Joshua Slocum monument, general view looking northeast


Joshua Slocum plaque


Joshua Slocum monument, general view looking north


Joshua Slocum monument, general view looking southeast

The above photographs were taken on 16 June 2003.




Grand Passage ferry Joshua Slocum at Westport
Grand Passage ferry Joshua Slocum at Westport
Photographed on 1 July 2003.

On 1 March 2004, the Joshua Slocum ferry was retired from the service of the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, after thirty years of carrying automobiles and passengers over the two ferry routes on Digby Neck. On 17 March tender number 60122548 was issued, closing at 2:00pm on 14 April, for the "disposal of one surplus 15-vehicle ferry known as the Joshua Slocum, located in Westport, Brier Island, Nova Scotia." The Joshua Slocum was built in 1973, and was the oldest vessel in province's fleet, which consists of seven operating ferries and two spares (four are cable ferries).
Particulars of the Joshua Slocum:
Length: 29.1m
Beam: 11.9m
Depth: 2.3m
Draft: 1.8m
Gross Registered Tonnes: 240.4
Propulsion power: two Caterpillar diesel engines, 365 horsepower each
Built: 1973 in Dartmouth
The Joshua Slocum is offered for sale "as is, where is"
Estimated value as is: C$200,000
— Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 18 March 2004
http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/tour/notice.asp?mtender_id=60122548
http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/tour/ptns/scanfile/60122548.pdf


Sunday, September 23, 2012
The Walter Gray - back again [and update]
The small deck ferry Joshua Slocum was built in Halifax in 1973 by Halifax Metal Workers for the Minister of Highways.  It entered service on the short run between East Ferry, and Tiverton, Digby, County.  Fitted with twin steerable props – one at each end, it could carry 15 cars (or a combination of trucks, school buses and cars)... It was double ended, meaning it did not have to turn in the very stiff tidal currents running through Petite Passage.  It was expected to carry 54,000 vehicles per year...
–Source: Shipfax: Shipping News from Halifax by Mac Mackay





Links to Relevant Websites

June 27, 1898: Down to the Sea in Ships, and Then Some
This Day in Tech: Events that Shaped the Wired World
Wired 27 June 2008
    http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2008/06/
          june-27-1898-down-to-the-sea-in-ships-and-then-some/


Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
(Project Gutenberg online book)
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6317







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Westport war memorial Westport war memorial Westport
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/westportm.html


Freeport war memorial Freeport war memorial Freeport
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/freeportm.html


Tiverton war memorial Tiverton war memorial Tiverton
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/tivertonmon.html


Little River war memorial Little River war memorial Little River
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/littleriver.html


Rossway war memorial Rossway war memorial Rossway
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/rosswaymon.html


S.S. Princess Louise monument S.S. Princess Louise monument Point Prim
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/prlouisemon.html


Bay View cannons Bay View cannons Bay View
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/bayviewcann.html


Loyalist Park cannons Loyalist Park cannons Digby
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/digbyparkcann.html


Edward Phinley Morse historic plaques, Clementsport Edward Phinley Morse plaques Clementsport
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/morse-shipyard.html


Barton war memorial Barton war memorial Barton
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/bartonwarm.html


Donald McKay memorial Donald McKay memorial Jordan Falls
    http://ns1763.ca/shelbco/dmckay.html


Captain James Cook monument Captain James Cook monument Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/cookjmon.html


John Cabot 1497 memorial John Cabot 1497 memorial Aspy Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/victco/aspycabot.html


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First uploaded to the Internet:   2003 July 02
Added Google Map link:   2007 December 09
Latest update:   2013 October 11