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ship's gigantic screws under water, each weighing 35 tons.
Amazing Art Deco art work was everywhere, with many
acres of beautiful wood veneers: thirty-seven woods in
all, the main wood being the Canadian maple! As a real
novelty in those years, the ship was fitted with a complete
telephone exchange system which enabled first class passengers to ring a friend in any part of the world without
getting out of bed!
Our guide shared some fascinating stories about his
31 year career with the Cunard-White Star fleet. On one
occasion, while serving on the Queen Mary, he recalled
a period of dense fog, he was at the end of the 12 to 4
am watch and noticed that the watertight door indicator
board showed that the No. 3 WT door in the engine room
was not closed. During fog, closed doors were a safety precaution. On inspection, the engineer on watch found his
fireman had been trapped in the doorway. He died of his
injuries when the door was closed on him, and became the
Queen Mary's most famous ghost.
RMS Queen Mary is full of art. Cunard commissioned
paintings, carvings and sculptures from more than 30 artists to decorate the interiors. The result is beautiful: hundreds of artworks produce a rich and luxurious atmosphere
that pervade the whole vessel. One famous painter, Doris
Zinkeisen, was responsible for more than 1000 square feet
of paintings in the brightest rooms of the ship. While on
the ship, we toured a royal exhibition of Princess Diana's
tragic life and times. Another exhibition aboard the Queen
Mary was a small gallery featuring paintings by Prime
Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
During World War II, the Queen Mary was requisitioned and was painted a drab shade of grey in readiness
for war service. Following some conversion work, the ship
transported forces to and from war zones. When at sea,
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zig zagging courses were used to reduce the possibility of
U-boats torpedoing the ship and on one passage, the ship
carried a record 16,683 troops. In total, she transported
800,000 troops. The Queen Mary was demobilized in 1946
and returned to her normal routine on the North Atlantic.
With the advent of the airplane, it was the beginning
of the end for all the superliners. By the early 1960s, the
Queen Mary was running only one-quarter full and was
converted for cruises. That measure was not successful
and the writing was on the wall for the Queen Mary. The
ship ended her career in 1967 leaving Southampton for the
USA one last time.
From a bulletin board on the Queen Mary, here is a politically incorrect rhyme as to why a ship is called a "she":
Forever Female.
She's all decked out and often well stacked.
She has a waist and stays and requires a lot of rigging.
Bows and bells are standard equipment.
She has pleasing lines from stem to stern.
When you want her attention, a whistle is the appropriate signal.
When in port she immediately makes for the buoys.
It's not her initial expense that breaks you - it's the upkeep.
She takes a lot of paint to maintain her best appearance.
(anonymous)
André Dubois is a graduate of the Warsash School of
Navigation (UK) and served as a deck officer in the Swiss
Merchant Navy. Upon switching to a land career, he
worked in the marine radar industry and later for Industry Canada in Ottawa. As a CPS-ECP instructor, he has
taught every course in the CPS-ECP syllabus and held
various senior positions in CPS-ECP.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2017

Vantage Point: A “Flare” for Safety
Club Profile: Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
The Port Hole
Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
Power Review: Leader 33
Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
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