"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ship's Time

From On Deck and Below, Chuck Furey's 1999 largely-forgotten and oddly bit-bucketted exercise in Canada-bashing:

The service exists for the benefit and convenience of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The gulf ferry service is no longer an Atlantic-wide service; it serves Newfoundland and Labrador. The views of provincial residents, therefore, must be central to the future direction of the service.
There are many things that can be said about the Labrador ferry service.

For starters, though, contemplate the symbolism inherent in this: the Sir Robert Bond connects one port in Newfoundland (Lewisporte) to two in Labrador (Cartwright, Goose Bay).

Yet the ship runs on Newfoundland time:


What Would Chuck Furey Do, if the Caribou and Smallwood ran on Atlantic Time as "Ship's Time"?


At 6:56 AM, July 17, 2007 , Blogger Brian said...

The Northern Ranger and all its predecessors have run on ships time [Newfoundland time] forever. At the moment the Ranger services 9 communities in Labrador [Atlantic Time] and none in Newfoundland
One would presume it is no big deal for most; otherwise more would have been done about it.
Or it could be if the clocks were changed the crew may get lost, as their 99.99% Newfoundland.

At 3:00 PM, July 17, 2007 , Blogger WJM said...

Thanks for that bit of intelligence. Haven't been on the Ranger since her route was curtailed to ports Black Tickle and north, all of which are on Atlantic Time.


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