Saturday, June 23, 2018

Yachts Ingomar and Elmina

The Art of the Boat, Photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum 2005

Another incredible sailing photo by Morris Rosenthal and Associates, 1908.
 The 175 foot Ingomar was an extremely successful Herreshoff racing schooner that won many races in both Europe and the east coast of the US. It was wrecked when it went aground in 1931. In recent years, the yacht has been recreated and is for sale in Maine in partially completed condition.
 The 120 ft Elmina was built for FF Brewster in 1901 at Staten Island, there seems to be less info available on its history.

Whirlpool Rapids Bridge

Jim Lotz and Keith MacKenzie, Railways of Canada, Bison Books, 1988
A CN freight train crosses the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge into New York State during the mid eighties. Compare to the previous Suspension bridge of the 1800s.   Amtrak is currently is the only railway user of the bridge while the lower level is for non commercial vehicle traffic.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Canadiana bicycle

On display hanging on a wall at a local brewery, According to the bartender, it has no significance that she knew of, and the Canadiana logo also has no significance, it's a cheap generic department store import. Looked nice though.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Scott Sociable

Alfred Angas Scott of the Scott motorcycle company was responsible for this oddball. He started the motorcycle company in 1907 but left in 1915 to form the Scott Autocar company. In this capacity he designed a machine gun carrier based on the motorcycle/sidecar layout. The armed forces did not adopt his design and so after the war Scott adapted it into this asymmetrical 2 seater as cheap practical transportation.  Handling must have been suspect as the right side wheels were in line and the 2 cylinder 2 stroke engine was center mounted. 
This strange-looking vehicle was not a sales success, apparently only 100-200 were made during 3 years of production. The company folded in 1924.

Images from The Classic Motor Cycle, Jan 1989

Monday, June 18, 2018

Planes in formation, P47 Thunderbolts.

P47-D I believe. The last of the 'Razorback" canopy  arrangement.

Little Ducatis

CVMG Rally 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bellanca Airbus

The P300 Airbus is shown at the Toronto Flying club in December 1936, enroute to its purchaser, Hennessy airlines of Haileybury Ontario. Two years later it was destroyed in a crash about 100 km northeast of Winnipeg. The paint scheme was pale blue and yellow, I wish the picture was in colour!

Unidentified adjustable wrench

Made in Canada, but by who? The small cast-in feature below might be a clue but there's no name on it anywhere. It does resemble this one in an earlier post.

Sidecar Sunday

 CVMG Paris Rally 2018