We took advantage of Seafair Fleet Week to tour ships in harbor for the event. In this post we'll share a few photos taken as we toured HMCS Saskatoon. We appreciate the Canadians' participation in Seafair and looked forward to stepping onto Canadian soil, so-to-speak, right here in Seattle. Fleet week was August 2nd through 7th. Seafair is an annual tradition in Seattle and includes a big parade, ship tours, and hydroplane races on Lake Washington.
|Royal Canadian Navy: HMCS Saskatoon|
Kingston-Class Coastal Defense Vessel
Docked at Pier 69 Seattle
August 3, 2016
|Going aboard for tour of the ship.|
The ship is a part of Seafair Fleet Week 2016
|View from bow.|
|Used for training purposes.|
(This is definitely NOT John)
Flags are still an important part of
|Info on HMCS Saskatoon from Fleet Week Guide.|
Since we visited a Canadian ship we thought we might as well share another page from the Canadian calendar we featured in our post for Canada Day on July 1, 2016. This 1977 publication by Texas Refinery Corp was to honor Canada and it so happens that the days of 1977 were aligned just like 2016. The August pages featured a photo of a wheat farm.
|Texas Refinery 1977|
Snapped on walks ...
|Artist at work!|
|Too red to pass up!|
|New way to tour the waterfront!|
Most of our ship photos are taken from home looking out over Puget Sound ...
|M O L Partner|
August 10, 9:12 AM
|Matson Container Ship|
August 5, 10:50 AM
|China Shipping Line Container Ship|
Can you imagine the SIZE of the letters on the ship's side?
August 9, 5:32 PM
|Alaska Marine Tug and Barge|
August 14, 8:21 AM
Fog on the Sound is not unusual on summer mornings
and normally burns off in an hour or two.
|UASC UMM QASR - Container Ship|
Heads into a fog bank this morning, August 15th
No worries ... they have radar!
|Holland America MS Maasdam|
at Pier 91 today.
Sails later for Alaska ...
A charter cruise for Prairie Home Companion fans.
August skies ...
|August 7, 6:52 AM|
Note the low clouds in distant valley.
|August 13, 8:13 PM|
Just before sunset.
|August 13, 8:20 PM|
We liked the contrail!
|August 12, 8:11 PM|
Sun setting into a narrow band of clouds to the west.
We expected color ... but got more than expected ... see last photo!
|August 12, 8:14 PM|
|August 12, 8:48 PM|