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Halifax in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

There Was Once a Very Special Ship

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
1. There Was Once a Very Special Ship Marker
Inscription. The ex-Admiralty ocean salvage tug FOUNDATION FRANKLIN sailed from the Foundation Maritime piers from the early 1930’s to 1948 on rescue and salvage missions in all kinds of weather, in peace and war to assist ships in distress on the great Western Ocean.

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.
 
Location. 44° 38.75′ N, 63° 34.158′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker is on Salter Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5047 Salter Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norway (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pier 21 (about 150 meters away); Canadian Sailor's Monument
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
2. There Was Once a Very Special Ship Marker
(about 150 meters away); Georges Island (about 180 meters away); France and Canada (about 210 meters away); Samuel Cunard (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Black-Binney House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Grand Dérangement (approx. 0.3 kilometers 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 . . .  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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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