The CSL Salarium is a salty belonging to the Canadian Steamship Line. It happens to be passing Florence Island across from Alexandria Bay NY. I was visiting friends in the island, giving me the opportunity to capture the ship with my camera. The geraniums made a nice compliment to the color of the ship while the planter is built from granite rocks typical of the area.
Here is some information about the ship that I found: ( guess I won’t find her on the Seaway any longer.)
After a long and productive 41-year career with the Canada Steamship Lines fleet, the 35,656 DWT self-unloader MV Salarium has been decommissioned. The long-serving vessel reached the end of her usable life earlier this year and will be dismantled at a green ship recycling yard in accordance with local legislation, international conventions and CSL’s Ship Recycling Policy. Originally named Nanticoke, the ship was built by CSL at Collingwood Shipyards and launched on December 18, 1979. The vessel was designed and built to be able to service coastal trades. In April 2009, Nanticoke was chartered by Societé Québecoise d’Exploration Minière and renamed Salarium as a nod to the salt trades to which she would be primarily dedicated. Until her retirement, Salarium mainly transported salt between the Magdalene Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and ports along the lower St. Lawrence River, the Great Lakes and the East Coast of North America.