Where the Buoys Are
Dan Frampton’s favourite quote about the sea is from William Shedd who said, “A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.”
Frampton, from St. John’s, first learned what ships were for as a young boy.
“In my early years from age nine until 15, I sailed pretty well all the coast of Newfoundland and not having the physical strength to do the cargo work, often times I was steering the ship along the coast with my father as navigator.”
He has worked at the ...
Boys Oh Buoys
Outside the window of a red brick building, adjacent to St. John’s harbour, sits a colourful assortment of large, metal objects.
Some of these objects are painted bright primary colours and others are encrusted in rust and barnacles. They are aids to navigation best known as buoys and no matter if you pronounce it “BOO-ee”, “bwoy” or “BOY” these brightly coloured pieces of metal are crucial to mariners.
Dan Pike, superintendent of maritime and civil infrastructure (MCI) with ...