Sunday, September 5, 2010

Starboard (P310 red buoy)

"Starboard (P310 red buoy) Oil on masonite, 7 x 5 inches
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Private Collection

Here's another "cropped miniature water scene" featuring a red starboard hand buoy, one of those typical navigation devices that can be found on the Lachine Canal.

"Port hand buoys are green and starboard hand buoys are red. They show which side of a channel is safest to travel; accordingly, they mark channels or hazards. Generally, green buoys must be passed on the left side of a craft heading upstream, i.e., against the current. Red buoys must be kept on the right side of a craft when proceeding in the upstream direction. A simple rule is red to the right when returning, or the three “R’s”: red, right, return.
"(The Buoyage System, from the Canadian Boating Course).

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Have a beautiful week,
-Pierre