some moments in the harbour with the captain’s daughter

I took these photos for my dad.  When I told him where I would be moving in the Toronto harbour, he knew this ship, the Empire Sandy, was docked outside my door.  And before I even walked down and had a look at her I knew that she is from Thunder Bay and that in another life she was a tug.  You learn these kinds of things when you're the daughter of someone who has sustained an obsession with lake boats for 70 odd years. 

I enjoyed the clear and subtly changing shades of the sky tonight.  A perfect early summer evening to end a gorgeous Victoria Day long weekend.

Empire Sandy MrKane

 Empire Sandy

 Empire Sandy2



 Ship and Moon3

 Ship and Moon

 Ship and Moon2

 Empire Sandy Deck 


  1. Reply
    Mike May 24, 2010

    I saw that same beautiful daylight moon while golfing with Jordan today, probably about 6:00pm looking down the fairway it was above the next hole .. I said “shoot for the moon.”

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    Carly May 24, 2010

    when we walked to your house last week, Ryan said “I want the Empire Sandy tattooed on me”…hmmmmm….

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    Jennifer May 24, 2010

    Nice Mike! This was a little later, around 7:30. Probably the daylight moon is why the gradation of the sky colours are so subtle. Some things are beautiful all over.

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    Jennifer May 24, 2010

    Well he’s got the inside scoop to the Sandy history before the needle goes down!

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    Selma May 25, 2010

    These are just fabulous. What a wonderful place you have moved to. I would be down at the harbour all the time humming sea shanties!

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    Susannah May 25, 2010

    Looks wonderful! How are you enjoying your new abode? Has it got a different energy to the old? What are the first things you have noticed about living there?
    Sorry for all the questions! 🙂

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    Cliff May 25, 2010

    Beautiful photos. Will send you two photos before and after (if I can find them.) Hope you had a nice weekend. Beautiful weather up on the island. Love, Dad

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    Jennifer May 25, 2010

    It is lovely Selma – though the photos don’t show the scads of humanity that trek down there on a lovely day… but it’s a great spot, that’s for sure!

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    Jennifer May 25, 2010

    Enjoying it lots Susannah, thanks. Much different energy to the old – louder for one thing, as it’s right downtown. But I’ve never minded city noises – I like them, actually. The Beaches where I was is more of a family neighbourhood – very busy in summer, and with a little high street. This is the downtown core, so it’s faster, busier, but with all sorts of great amenities. Both have their advantages – this is a new lifestyle, and I’ll enjoy getting used to it!

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    Jennifer May 25, 2010

    Thanks Dad! Had a lovely long weekend, the weather on Sunday and Monday was perfect here too. Would love to see before and after photos – will post them here! Love you. xoxo

  11. Reply May 25, 2010

    Hey Cliff! What beautiful shots from that girl of your’s eh? Hope all’s well.
    Sherrill Tucker

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    Sartenada May 29, 2010

    I love photos from those big sailing ships. Maybe Your father likes my photos from Tall Ship Race in Finland last summer.
    Here one very special:
    I wish to You a very happy weekend.

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