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Queen Mary II arrives in Halifax,Nova Scotia, for the First Time – September 25, 2004, to the cheers of multi thousands who used every possible vantage point to greet her. It was of special significance, because Halifax was the birthplace and home of Sir Samuel Cunard, founder of the Cunard Line.

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sea, canada, ship, cruise, oceanliner, halifax, novascotia, queenmary2

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  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    She does look majestic, doesn’t she?

  • Really a magnificent ship. I love the traditional style , she looks like a true ocean liner, not one of these floating Vegas strips that we see so often. You’ll notice I had a true waterfront seat..on a rock! lol BTW, there was a Nova Scotia highlander playing the bagpipes right at the tip of the bow.He’s the little spot just to the left of the flag. One of the most emotional days I’ve ever experienced.

    – George Cousins

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    Magnificent ship and a magnificent image!!

  • Thanks Bev, I always had a soft spot for the “Queens”, and this one really carries on the tradition.

    – George Cousins

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 5 years ago

    George I’ll have to watch out for the cruise ships when they come into port here, I believe we are expecting some over the next couple of months.

  • Bev, there is probably a schedule of arrivals/departures that you can get from the tourist bureau or anyone who is responsible for the ship movements in the port.That’s what I monitor here in Victoria and also when I’m back home in Halifax. There’s usually a rotation of ships so if you miss one, you can find out when it will pay a return visit. I assume they do it the same way as here. As a rule, they know the schedule a long way in advance so you can plan your photoshoots.

    – George Cousins

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 5 years ago

  • Hi Kate, I think you sent a comment but nothing came through :)

    – George Cousins

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 5 years ago

    Hi George It was to let you know you had a feature – I see it when I look at your picture – please try and look at it again

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 5 years ago

    Thanks Kate, I just sent a Thank You to you and Joe in your Group forum. I’m really glad to see this Group formed, I think you’ll get many beautiful images.

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegover 5 years ago

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 5 years ago

    Many thanks Joe, I have posted a formal “Thank you” in the Group forum. I think this will be a really great group!

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks7 months ago

    Wonderful George ! The QE 2 was one of the last ships I put a Pilot on to in Auckland, NZ. when I was skipper of the Pilot boat, before moving to Gt. Barrier Island off the coast of NZ.

  • Glad you liked it Roy. I was very lucky to have been back home to Nova Scotia on my vacation when the QM2 came in. She arrived on the anniversary of Samuel Cunard, who founded the Cunard Line when he was living in Halifax. So in a way, she was just coming back home. \same as I was!

    – George Cousins

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