... aka On the Viking Trail ...
For my trip to Newfoundland in the Spring of 2005, the Leif Ericson was the ferry. Here is a partial of her,
she is not the Queen Mary, but is not exactly a pygmy:
Length overall 157.28 m
Beam 24.3 m
Draught 5.515 m
[ Longer than a football field ]
What we see here is just the front-end. Her classification: General Cargo Carrier Ro-Ro ;Ice Class - 1B
MV Leif Ericson was built in Fosen, Norway in 1991 and operated between Dover, England and Calais, France, prior to operation between Holyhead, Wales and Dublin, Ireland by Stena Lines shipping company. She sailed under the name of the Stena Challenger prior to being purchased by Marine Atlantic in 2001, to operate between Port aux Basques, N. L. and North Sydney, N. S. She was renamed the MV Leif Ericson in honour of the 1000th anniversary of the explorer Leif Ericson landing in the New World.
Source: Marine Atlantic
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jhm (151322) 2007-03-06 5:01
The picture is absolutely not bad, perhaps I should the completely ferry want to see, I know that this not is the Queen Mary, but this is a very lovely boat, I see a little bit noise in the sky, sorry for this small remark.
I hope you my writen can read!
Greetings from Belgium,
Silke (3027) 2007-03-06 7:12
She seems a bit large for her berth all the same, Jay!
Superb colours and good composition
Clancys (145) 2007-03-11 11:12
Nice photo. The yellow of the guard rails on shore is a close match to the strip along the side of the ferry.
- Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) (650)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): ! Newfoundland & Labrador, Big Boats [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-06 2:33