Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
There Was Once a Very Special Ship
This plaque is placed here by the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officiers Association to honor the memory of the vessel, her colourful Masters and crew an with respect to our brethren of Canada’s Merchant Navy.
“Ah, me son” as on old Newfoundland seaman phrased it, “we don’t takin’ nothin’ from the sea. We has to sneak up on what we wants and wiggle it away.” -Grey Seas Under, Farley Mowat
Erected by The Atlantic Chief and Petty Officers' Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
Location. 44° 38.75′ N, 63° 34.158′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker is on Salter Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5047 Salter Street, Halifax NS B3J 1S2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceRotary Performance Platform & Lookoff/ Scéne et belvédère des clubs Rotary (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lebanese Immigrants (about 90 meters away); Giovanni Caboto (about 90 meters away); Norway (about 150 meters away); Pier 21 (about 150 meters away); Canadian Sailor's Monument (about 150 meters away); Georges Island (about 180 meters away); France and Canada (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the Halifax waterfront between Sackville and Bishop's Landings.
Also see . . .
1. Foundation Franklin - Wikipedia. Foundation Franklin was built as HMS Frisky, a Racia type tug, by John Lewis and Sons Shipbuilding at Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1918. She was designed to move capital warships, and operate in rough weather. (Submitted on September 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. The Gray Seas Under. Wikipedia entry on the Farley Mowat book. (Submitted on September 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 3. submitted on September 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.