Here are my pictures taken over the course of one day. [Click to enlarge; Back to return]
Credit River Meets Lake Ontario in Port CreditThe view from the west: Boats docked at the Port Credit Harbour Marina, the breakwater tanker Ridgetown, a dragon boat and sailboats on Lake Ontario. You can see by the list of the sailboats that a brisk wind was blowing this afternoon.
Dragon Boat ~ Ridgetown Tanker ~ Sailboats Lake OntarioThe Laker Ridgetown, built by Chicago Shipbuilding, was sunk as breakwater at Port Credit June 21, 1974 [date not confirmed]. The dragon boats paddle out of the Mississauga Canoe Club, which is hosting the 7th Annual Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival this Sunday, June 13 right here at the mouth of the Credit River in Port Credit.
Port Credit Harbour Marina ~ Boating in Mississauga OntarioThere are two marinas in Port Credit, located at the mouth of the Credit River. The Port Credit Harbour Marina is at 1 Port St. East, south of the Waterside Inn; the Credit Village Marina at 12 Stavebank Rd. South, between the lighthouse and Snug Harbour restaurant, is operated by the City of Mississauga.
Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Caribou IsleThe CCGS Caribou Isle was in the harbour, and patrolling along the waterfront at Saddington Park (map, trail this post).
Peel Regional Police Zodiak off Saddington Park Mississauga OntarioThe Peel Police Marine Unit patrols Lake Ontario between Marie Curtis Park (Etobicoke Creek) to the east and Joshua Creek on the west. The larger ship was also in the harbour area this day, but I didn't get the photo.
Kayaker ? No. Outrigger Canoe * on Credit River Mississauga Ontario
Tanker Lake Ontario Clarkson (Mississauga) RefineryLarge vessels, be they lakers or tankers or whatever, can be seen farther out into Lake Ontario. This larger ship was docking offshore near the Clarkson Petro Canada Lubricants refinery.
Helicopter Off Saddington Park Port Credit OntarioAs I was taking a picture of one of the boats in the Harbour, I heard the sound of this helicopter overhead and behind me: I turned and snapped fast - and am so happy that the picture turned out.
Here are web pages for some of the boats mentioned in this post:
- Credit Village Marina http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/discover/citymarinas
- Port Credit Harbour Marina http://www.lakeontarioports.com/directory/show/21
- CCGS Caribou Isle http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/Fleet/Vessels?id=1073
- Peel Regional Police Marine Unit http://www.peelpolice.on.ca/Specialized%20Units/Specialized%20Response/Marine%20Unit.aspx