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The Queens

July 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

The Queens visited Halifax last Friday. The Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth arrived together coming in line. The Queen Mary 2 came from the north-east and the Queen Elizabeth came from the south-west, having passed through the Panama Canal from Los Angles. They met outside the harbour and I snapped photos of them together.

It was early in the morning so the sun was against me which has advantages and disadvantages(mostly). Unfortunately I was unable to return for their departure with favourable sun. Ships are closer to shore when leaving the harbour thanks to the pass on the right rule of navigation.

The Queens Arriving off Chebucto Head

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Queen Mary 2

This is a photo stitch of four photos, a panoramic composite, originally almost 150MP in size.


Queen Elizabeth

The Queens are easy to tell apart since the Queen Mary 2 is an ocean liner it has much higher freeboard(distance from water to top of hull), about one half of the overall height, whereas the Queen Elizabeth's freeboard is about one third of her overall height. The Queen Elizabeth is fast for a cruise ship at 24 knots but no match for the Queen Mary 2 which can move at 30 knots.

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