Starboard Propeller of CCGS John A. Macdonald
This is the starboard propeller of the Canadian coastguard [sic - Coast Guard] Icebreaker, John A. MacDonald [sic - Macdonald]. The propeller was damaged while the John A. MacDonald was assisting the 115,000 ton oil tanker, SS Manhattan, in her historic crossing of the Northwest Passage in 1969.
On many occasions during the voyage the John A. MacDonald under the command of Captain Paul Fournier freed the Manhattan from ice holding her fast.
For days both vessels battled ridges of ice 12 to 15 feet thick. On September 14th, while entering Prince of Wales Strait at 0730 hours, the John A. MacDonald noted vibration from her starboard shaft. She continued escort duties until both vessels entered open water at 1700 hours.
On the return of the John A. MacDonald to the Darthmouth coastguard base, it was revealed in dry-dock that the pressure of ice had broken off two propeller blades, as shown here.
Location. 44° 39.814′ N, 63° 34.111′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Touch for map. Marker is in Ferry Terminal Park, about 50 meters SE of the Darmouth Ferry Terminal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4W1, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Also see . . .
1. Photo of CCGS John A. Macdonald. (Submitted on January 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. CCGS John A. Macdonald. (Submitted on January 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Environment • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 115 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.