Did you know that Halifax Harbour has traffic control? Today (on my walk to work), I chatted briefly with a worker on the Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry. If I had ever thought about traffic control for ships in the harbour at all, somehow I had imagined that all those ships’ captains were just using “rules of the road”. But no, turns out that just like an airport, Halifax Harbour – a busy port – has traffic control too. In fact, according to this person, there are two control centres, one operated for civilians and one operated by the military! A little web search revealed that it is the Canadian Coast Guard who operates Marine Communications and Traffic Services here. And if you want to see a map which shows ships in Halifax Harbour in real time that is possible too!
Yesterday was a brilliant, warm day for walking home; and the ferry ride was especially nice.