Larry Dickens

The Spirit of Ontario 1 Photo Gallery
A supplement to Gone with the Breeze.


A Spirit Emerges - Oct. 3, 2004
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


Sea Trials - Jan. 2004
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


Sea Trials - Jan. 2004
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


The Spirit's wake on Lake Ontario.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2004


The Spirit's Bridge
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


The Spirit in the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Photo courtesy of friends of Mark Cannon 2004


Water Safety Training at
Monroe Community College.
Photo courtesy of Bev Rouse 2004


Water Safety Training at
Monroe Community College.
Photo courtesy of Bev Rouse 2004


Life raft exercises at Monroe Community College, March 2004.
Photo courtesy of Bev Rouse 2004


Life raft exercises at Monroe Community College, March 2004.
Photo courtesy of Bev Rouse 2004


Suiting up for firefighting training at the
Public Safety Training Facility, March 2004.
Photo courtesy of Bev Rouse 2004


Suiting up for firefighting training at the
Public Safety Training Facility, March 2004.
Photo courtesy of Bev Rouse 2004


Firefighting training at Public
Safety Training Facility, March 2004.
Photo courtesy of Bev Rouse 2004


Firefighting training at Public Safety
Training Facility.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


Firefighting training at Public Safety
Training Facility.

Photo courtesy of Eugenia Lavigne 2004


Firefighting training at Public Safety
Training Facility.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


Firefighting training at Public Safety
Training Facility.
Photo courtesy of Eugenia Lavigne 2004


Firefighting training at Public Safety
Training Facility.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


The Spirit's first docking in Rochester,
April 27, 2004.
Photo courtesy of TC Pellett, GRVA 2004


The Spirit's first docking in Rochester,
April 27, 2004.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2004


The Spirit docked in Toronto.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


The Spirit docked in Rochester, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


The Bridge Deck overlooking the Atrium.
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


The Spirit docked in Rochester.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2004


The Stern Lounge
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


The Purple Seats in the Stern Lounge were Bob Mansfield's tribute to the engineers of the SS Titanic.
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


The Spirit's upper and lower car decks.
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


Sea trials off the coast of Australia.
Photo courtesy of Austal Ships 2004


The Spirit enters the Rochester jetties.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


The Rochester Ferry Terminal in Charlotte.
Photo courtesy of Eugenia Lavigne 2004


The Rochester Ferry Terminal in Charlotte.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


The Spirit's escort: Chief "Bones" Mosgrober's
47-foot motor lifeboat.
Photo courtesy of Eugenia Lavigne 2004


Premiere Passage sendoff, one of the
Spirit's
USCG escorts.
Photo courtesy of Ed Hall, GRVA 2004


Premiere Passage sendoff, leaving
Rochester, June 17, 2004.
Photo courtesy of Ed Hall, GRVA 2004


Premiere Passage, Toronto Harbor
welcome, June 17, 2004.
Photo courtesy of Ed Hall, GRVA 2004


Premiere Passage, Toronto party,
June 17, 2004.
Photo courtesy of Ed Hall, GRVA 2004


Ferry auction day at the Federal Courthouse,
Feb. 28, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Awaiting her fate after the federal auction, March 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Approaching the first lock of Welland Canal
enroute to Port Weller Shipyard, May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


A close shave on the starboard side. 
May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Looking aft.  May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


In front of the Panorama Lounge, starboard side.  May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Starboard side.  May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Crew using inflatable fenders to cushion
the bow against the lock's concrete wall.  May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Transiting the first lock of Welland Canal
enroute to Port Weller Shipyard, May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Bow mooring crew during lock transit,
May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens
2005


A close shave on the port side.  Transiting the first lock of Welland Canal on the way to Port Weller Shipyard, May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Swinging an inflatable fender in between the concrete wall and the aluminum bow.  May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Transiting the first lock of Welland Canal
on the way to Port Weller Shipyard,
May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


View from the bridge.  May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


The lock is flooded, the ship is raised.
May 16, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


The Spirit on the blocks at Port Weller Shipyard, May 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Main car deck and centerline hoistable decks.
Photo courtesy of TC Pellett, GRVA 2004


Power washing the Spirit's hull at the
shipyard, May 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


The Spirit receives a paint job,
Port Weller Shipyard.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


The Spirit on the blocks, May 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Beneath the tunnel in drydock, Port Weller.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


The starboard side waterjets.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens
2005


Hull repairs during Port Weller shipyard
period, May 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Painting starboard quarter, Port Weller shipyard period.  May 2005.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


The new Toronto Ferry Terminal in 2005.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


The Spirit in Toronto, 2005.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


The Spirit docked in Toronto.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


Passengers in the Stern Lounge.
Photo courtesy of Meg Colombo, FLVC 2005


Passengers in the Panorama Lounge.
Photo courtesy of Meg Colombo, FLVC 2005


Passenger area.
Photo courtesy of Meg Colombo, FLVC 2005


The Navionics room located beneath the wheelhouse.   A few of the off-duty officers would sleep here while on rest period.
Photo courtesy of Larry Dickens 2005


The Spirit's wake leaving Toronto.
Photo courtesy of Petr Chudoba 2005


A renamed Spirit in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
April 2007
Photo courtesy of Frank Cranmer 2007


The renamed SpiritTanger Jet II.
April 2007
Photo courtesy of Frank Cranmer 2007

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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