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Re: Liverpool: Three Thoughtful Museums

GarryRF ·
Excellent history lesson Paul. Interesting and good photos too.
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Re: The Museums of Astoria Oregon

PHeymont ·
It's amazing how many interesting, and often small, local museums there are. It's too easy to only notice the big ones with the big names! Keep these coming!
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Re: The Museums of Astoria Oregon

George G. ·
Your travel blogs are always steeped in history and visual delight.
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Re: Around Halifax

Travel Rob ·
Very nice write-up! Downtown Halifax has some very narrow streets and just was not built for the traffic it gets today. Halifax has some interesting things. It's not my favorite city but Nova Scotia as a whole is a beautiful place to take a road trip.
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Re: Maritime and Prison Museum, Ushuaia (Where Gumbo was #339)

GarryRF ·
Interesting article DrF. The British Government sent young "Convicts" to Australia to work as unpaid Labour. Crimes like stealing a loaf of bread. Builders and engineers were a favourite catch as they were in much demand in Oz. Modern day Slavery.
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Re: Historic Ice Cream?

GarryRF ·
The flavours take you back to the past - the prices bring you back to the future !
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Re: Liverpool Pilot House

GarryRF ·
The first ever US. Submarine to see action was built 3 miles behind your photo on the other side of the River Mersey. In Birkenhead Docks in 1884. Nearby you will also find the prototype for New Yorks' Central Park. Birkenhead Park. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e...-merseyside-22112363 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...sink-enemy-ship.html
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Re: Exploring Liverpool's 300 years as a port

Travel Rob ·
Another one of Liverpool's great museums with free entrance! I learned a lot about slavery from that museum and later from GarryRF as he showed me some more sights in town . When I was in Charleston, SC, I asked at the Slavery museum if they had any slaves coming to Charleston that had a Liverpool connection. I was basically made fun of for asking the question. The worker was totally unaware of the Triangular Trade that Liverpool was doing. The BBC describes it: "In Liverpool ships were...
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Re: Exploring Liverpool's 300 years as a port

GarryRF ·
Known as the Slave Trade Triangle - the Ships Captain would walk 300 feet from the Docks to this Bank in Liverpool to deposit his " ILL GOTTEN GAINS". Can you spot the clues in this photo ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
Fascinating to see how many forms tugs and towboats take! Here's one from New York with a similar history. She's the W.O. Decker, one of the last steam tugs built in New York Harbor (1930) and also later converted to diesel...and also retired in the 1980s. She's a tiny tug, built to move barges in an out of the small coves and streams that join New York Harbor. Since 1986, the W.O. Decker has belonged to the South Street Seaport Museum. I was fortunate to have had a harbor cruise that...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the extra insight, PHeymont. There is a certain charm to a tugboat -- sort of a "little engine who could".
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Around Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images and observations of his ramblings around Halifax.
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April 28, 2020: Manitoba Maritime Museum, Selkirk

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger unexpectedly comes across these ships on a cold snowy day along the banks of the Red River. It is the Manitoba Maritime Museum.
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The Museums of Astoria Oregon

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L rounds out his time in Astoria, Oregon with a visit to three fascinating small museums for you to enjoy.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 17, 2013: Portland steamship, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Portland, a steam towboat, was used in the mid 20th century to dock, turn and assist ships through the Willamette River's narrow channels.  She was retired in the early 1980s when more efficient diesel engined boats took her place....
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Liverpool: Three Thoughtful Museums

PHeymont ·
Three museums in Liverpool examine the city's history and culture, and are not afraid to show both the best and the worst parts.
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January 26, 2016: Theodore Too, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ottoman ·
I always enjoy discovering quirky or unusual things when I travel. Case in point, Theodore Too.
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Maritime and Prison Museum, Ushuaia (Where Gumbo was #339)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Naval and Prison museum, housed in the old Prison building, in Ushuaia.
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Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo was #317)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the pretty Maritime fishing village of Peggy Cove, a town complete with its own picturesque light house.
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A Stroll along Halifax's Waterfront

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger takes a stroll down Halifax's famous waterfront boardwalk.
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Maritime Museum of Denmark, Helsingor (Where Gumbo was #343)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the interesting Maritime Museum in Helsingor, Denmark. Built in an old ship dry dock, the architure is intriguing and the exhibits quite interesting.
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Re: January 26, 2016: Theodore Too, Halifax, Nova Scotia

GarryRF ·
What a wonderful cheeky chappy Theodore is ! Art "On the Go" must rank high up there - with Street Art. Anything - that's unexpected - that puts a smile on people's faces is priceless. We have "Snowdrop" on the River Mersey in Liverpool UK. Folks point and shout "Look" to their kids. Its great to see that look on their little faces - and some big faces too !! THE MERSEY FERRY "SNOWDROP"
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Re: January 26, 2016: Theodore Too, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF Thanks for sharing your story and picture regarding THE MERSEY FERRY "SNOWDROP". That's quite the ship. I can imagine the look on peoples faces when the "Snowdrop" goes by. As for myself, I had to put my shades on so that I could carefully study your photo. I hope that one day I'll be in the River Mersey Liverpool area to be able to see the "Snowdrop" in person. I want to be one of those faces who get that "Look" after seeing something special, especially as you put it "Art On The...
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Re: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo was #317)

GarryRF ·
Plenty of interesting views to locate Peggy !
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Re: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo was #317)

Roderick Simpson ·
Peggy's Cove is a beautiful place, even when it's not sunny. The piper sounds even better in the fog.
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Re: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo was #317)

DrFumblefinger ·
Maybe mist is what it takes to makes the pipes sound less grating.\
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Re: Maritime Museum of Denmark, Helsingor (Where Gumbo was #343)

George G. ·
Our son and three grandkids live in Denmark. The sticker shock for goods and services was everywhere and I never got accustomed to it. The oldest grandson works for a Danish travel company, traveling around the world to set up hotel and local tour attraction packages. I once asked him what was his favorite destination, and he said that was easy .... Las Vegas. Of course he is in his late 20's.
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Re: Maritime Museum of Denmark, Helsingor (Where Gumbo was #343)

DrFumblefinger ·
Most things I purchased in Denmark were about twice as expensive as what I'm used to paying in North America. Not sure how folks afford to live there, especially in light of their confiscatory tax structure. Vegas can be fun for folks who don't visit it often -- kind of like Disneyland for adults. But it's not my cup of tea.
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Historic Ice Cream?

PHeymont ·
Historic Ice Cream?
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Exploring Liverpool's 300 years as a port

PHeymont ·
Exploring Liverpool's 300 years as a port
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Liverpool Pilot House

PHeymont ·
Liverpool Pilot House
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St Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Florida

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits one of nicest lighthouses in the country
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A Visit to Halifax's Maritime Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the interesting Maritime Museum in Nova Scotia. The province has a rich sea-going history and the museum features an interesting assortment of Titanic artifacts as Halifax provided most of the rescuers after the iceberg disaster,
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