Archive for September, 2012
Kitimat – A large tanker carrying hooligan oil set forth from Kitimat to the Burrard Inlet in the Salish Sea. The hooligan run was a bumper crop so it was arranged that the S.S. Minnow would set forth with the oil and in exchange the Squamish and Tseil-Waatuth would ship back an excess of salmon berries that would have gone to waste no matter how much canning, pemican and bird and bear consumption of the delectable treat was made.
The S.S. Minnow is one in a fleet of 12 ships on the Pacific Coast run on a combination of non-GMO biofuel, solar and wind power. The tankers also board passengers who double as crew save for free passage for elders. Quarters are comfortable and virtually everyone who’s boarded the Minnow say the food is delicious.
One ship in the fleet, the Sturgeon, is in dry dock right now having repairs done to it’s hull after rust chewed its way through the aging ship. Welders are busy converting old pipeline metal into usable parts; the pipeline steel was used during the old world to carry petroleum products that were used to fuel internal combustion engines before automobiles and public transit were converted to electric and electro magnetic shuttles. It’s expected the Sturgeon will resume sail in late autumn.
The Minnow is expected to arrive dockside within the week.