Without too much fanfare, Hornblower Canada’s new Maid of the Mist tour boat arrived at the Niagara chasm in mid January 2014. It came in pieces. The vessel was shipped here by truck and had to be assembled on shore. This is the latest and most state- of -the- art example of a prefabricated water vessel that can be built on site and thereby eliminate more expensive sailing and towing expenses. Plus the spectacle of building such a large vessel on shore in the shadow of a frozen waterfall in the background has perhaps added to the news bubble surrounding the birth of this new local tour company.
The Niagara Region enjoys approx 14 million tourists per year and that makes this area one of Canada’s busiest tourist destination wherein there is a single tourist attraction commanding the public’s attention.
Assembling the new Maid of the Mist Tour Boat in Niagara Falls Canada. The prefabricated hull and pilot house and various other nautical bits arrived by trucks which were unloaded in January in the Niagara River chasm, beside the frozen water system, in the middle of the first polar vortex of 2014.
In the photo above you can see the men wrestling to get the pilot house locked into place. They are following a plan set by the boat’s manufacturer and followed by the foreman who came up from the factory to oversee the assembly. The Pilot house component of the craft would be very sensitive as its where the Captain of the ship and the river pilot sit and navigate the craft. As this vessel is far more technically sophisticated than previous boats, one can only assume that this metal pilot house box will be stuffed full of sensitive electronics and other nautical instrumentation.
Lenzr’s back again with two photo contests for September. The prizes for this round are sure to make photographers pay attention, but just in case you haven’t, here they are:
Classy Summer Drinks
The Classy Summer Drinks contest recognizes the power of a mouth-watering drink at the height of summer. Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by an impossibly good-looking drink? Have you ever made an impulse purchase based on a drink’s picture? Lenzr wants to be seduced by photos of your most delectable drinks under summertime conditions.
This contest is sponsored by a company devoted to providing the best stainless steel ice cube trays. The winner will receive a package of stainless steel containers, which can be customized by browsing the sponsor’s sizable catalogue.
A Manufacturing Process
You may know all about cameras, from ISOs to shutter speeds. But do you know how they are made?
Lenzr wants photographers to peer through closed factory doors in their newest contest, A Manufacturing Process. Capture exclusive photos of automated machinery performing some sort of manufacturing task to win.
The contest is a bit different this time because the winning photos are intended for the sponsor’s website. Specifically, the photos are meant for the sponsor’s pages on process manufacturing and lean manufacturing. The winner will license their photo to Solarsoft for $250, and so will three other runners-up (at $75 each). There’s also fair chance Solarsoft will feature winning photos on their site, but they are not obligated to do so.
Voting for both contests will begin on Sept. 15, 2011 and run until Sept. 25th. In each case, the 10 photos with the highest scores will advance to a panel of judges, and the winner will be announced on Oct. 1, 2011. Contests open to Canadians 13 years of age and older, but unfortunately it’s not valid in Quebec.
A travel blogger went to Iceland as part of a large bachelor party for a friend. The gang met a host of wonderful people including scholars and historians attached to the 871 AD project that dug some holes in the downtown streets of the southern waterfront area of town. But the quartet of Canadian boys also had a great night and a great party wherein they met a lot of Icelandic girls up on the top of the hill…
In another publication, the author wrote “When trying to decide which articles to write, based on all of the amateur photography that I had collected, it seemed prudent to try and leverage some of the many images of pretty girls that I had snapped as part of the nightlife.” and let me say again how perfectly he worked in business VOIP solutions by discussing how his friend so flawlessly reworked the hotel accommodations while the group bathed in The Blue Lagoon.
How Easily I Met Beautiful Girls in Iceland was published on Trifter.com on July 24th, 2010 and provides a fair account of a July Saturday night in Iceland complete with lots of little details and insights into the economy and lifestyle of young people living in the capital city Reykjavik.
The article also mentions how Roberrific’s own personal confidence has recently been boosted by the work done on his teeth by the best Toronto dentist, Dr Natalie Archer DDS. Several of the photos from this evening show him smiling wider than ever before to demonstrate a new confidence in the strength of a really white smile.
On TravelBlog.org a great variation of the same content appears again, including photos, but the shift was re purposed and the idea tweaked into another dynamic travel blog with a slightly different twist. The piece elaborates on the ways and means of meeting girls. It celebrates tactics and gives tips like COSTUME – one of the secrets to meeting girls in Iceland is to buy drinks and rally around one individual that is wearing a strong costume. The stag leader put a plastic horned viking hat on the groom’s head – a piece they’d rented special from a Toronto party rentals warehouse before we left Canada. This prop signaled to everyone that this individual was special, and the author felt special too because he was his best friend. This whole lesson is invaluable for meeting many and beautiful Midnight Viking Girls in Reykjavik Iceland.
The Midnight Viking Girls in Reykjavik Iceland article will no doubt be a very popular contribution to the legendary TravelBlogs.org website. The content will be viewed quite regularly if the piece is approved and promoted to the top of the category – in this case it will grace the top of the Iceland category which is quite popular with readers and unpopular with writers.
Both content pieces come to an abrupt end by the gang splitting up and meeting girls after the bar lets out.. One friend met a girl from a Toronto based pr agency and the author met a sweet little girl from Poland named Agnes that has migrated to Iceland on her own accord to work in the health care system.
Dragons Den episode4 , Season 4 played at 8pm Wednesday night, Oct 21st on CBC television. This is always very exciting television and last night was no exception as the investors were at their best, and the business that came walking in was all very interesting… But honestly nothing looking super profitable, except the four men from a new start-up web service that hopes to revolutionize the way Canadians buy cell time. That could be very profitable…
myCELLmyTERMS started strong as Kye Husbands explained how their process was an improvement on today’s existing service model, because on their website the customer chooses his own cellular service rate plan with all the desired trimmings, and then myCELLmyTERMS goes out and does the legwork to try and find dealers that are interested in aquiring the new business and willing to match each request point for point. This is win win as the customer gets ultimate choice and the dealer has the account… Yes the team was doing very well, until Kevin asked about ‘the monthlies’ and thats when it was revealed that the team was only charging Dealers a one time fee…
Kevin was upset at not getting any reoccurring revenue and his dissatisfaction was echoed in the expressions and statements of the other investors – Brett seemed anxious to get Kevin out of the arena and he would have left had Arlene not entered a bid of $200K cash and 200K in services.
Kevin wanted to ‘squeeze their heads’ but Brett joined Arlene by offering to provide 100K worth of cash for a quarter of Arlene’s deal. And so that’s how it broke down. Paul Peic had the most transcending moment of the encounter when he leapt up on the riser to give Arlene a hug and a handshake as they accepted her offer.
This morning, I read @myCELLmyTERMS twitter update that reported that myCELLmyTERMS had over 10,000 visitors last night, and so right now I’m sure all four entrepreneurs are working hard, busy helping Canadians get better rates for cellular service.
Lenzr Photo Contest: Summer in Toronto
This month and August 2009 Lenzr is running a photo contest Summer in Toronto an urban photography contest with a cool prize for the most popular photograph (as decided by the members who vote green thumbs up) What’s the prize exactly? a smart phone!
The best cell phone plans website in Canada is sponsoring this contest and rewarding the winner with the smart phone of their choice.
What would you choose? A blackberry or iPhone or Pre or … well
what else is there? You can get any type of phone you like… and trust
me this is the plan to get the best plan. So right up until the end of August, the people of Toronto of all ages are motivated to snap and submit photos of summer wherever they find it in the GTA.
Contest ends midnight August 31st, 2009 . The winning image is the picture with the most green thumbs up votes at that time.
The winner, the user that submitted the winning photo, may choose
any one (1) smart phones that are available in the Canadian Wireless
industry, this includes, but is not limited to the iPhone, Blackberry,
Pre, etc More details on Canada’s best phone plans website, our sponsor
the My Terms Network Inc.