Yesterday, our trip involved more areas in southeastern Massachusetts. We ended up at Scusset Beach State Reservation and stopped at the fishing pier. There was some people fishing, but nobody had any luck. Looking down toward the Sagamore Bridge, I saw a large vessel coming down the Cape Cod Canal at low tide. Because of the hight of the plimsoll line, I knew the ship was not loaded. The Plimsoll line is a reference mark located on a ship’s hull that indicates the maximum depth to which the vessel may be safely immersed when loaded with cargo. The boat needed to pass beneath the Sagamore Bridge and being empty, it had to time its passage to the tide.
New England is one of 4 sister ships that carry chemical and fuel products for the Irving company. One of the vessels, the Arcadian is registered in Canada, and the other 3 are registered in the Marshall Islands. They are operated by FB Tankships I Ltd of Barendrecht, Netherlands. The ships carry cargo between St. John and New England ports.