Joshua Slocum

1860 – 1909


Photographs of
Plaque

Westport
Brier Island
Digby County
Nova Scotia


GPS location:   44°15'19"N   66°20'31"W






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




Links to Relevant Websites

Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (online book)
    http://www.arthur-ransome.org/ar/literary/slocum2.htm


Joshua Slocum by Islands Community Access Program
    http://www.municipalities.com/islandscap/index.htm


Brier Island and Westport Village
    http://www.valleyweb.com/westport/


Brier Island Lighthouse Brier Island
    http://www.ednet.ns.ca/educ/heritage/nslps/brier_isl.htm


Grand Passage Lighthouse Brier Island
    http://www.ednet.ns.ca/educ/heritage/nslps/g_passg1.htm






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



Westport war memorial Westport war memorial Westport
    /digbyco/westportm.html


Freeport war memorial Freeport war memorial Freeport
    /digbyco/freeportm.html


Tiverton war memorial Tiverton war memorial Tiverton
    /digbyco/tivertonmon.html


Little River war memorial Little River war memorial Little River
    /digbyco/littleriver.html


Rossway war memorial Rossway war memorial Rossway
    /digbyco/rosswaymon.html


S.S. Princess Louise monument S.S. Princess Louise monument Point Prim
    /digbyco/prlouisemon.html


Bay View cannons Bay View cannons Bay View
    /digbyco/bayviewcann.html


Loyalist Park cannons Loyalist Park cannons Digby
    /digbyco/digbyparkcann.html


Donald McKay memorial Donald McKay memorial Jordan Falls
    /shelbco/dmckay.html


Captain James Cook monument Halifax
    /hfxrm/cookjmon.html


John Cabot 1497 memorial John Cabot 1497 memorial Aspy Bay
    /victco/aspycabot.html



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First uploaded to the Internet:   2003 July 02
Latest content revision:   2004 March 18