Submitted by Adam Warrillow on 1/23/2010 7:12:42 PM
This propeller symbolizes the arctic marine community
in Calgary. It was given to the city by the Arctic Section of the Society
of Naval Architects
and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in 1993, the society’s centennial
year. Approximately 1.2 meters in diameter, the propeller served many
years in the arctic before it was donated to SNAME by Osborne propellers
of Vancouver, B.C.
The Arctic Section of SNAME was started in Calgary
in 1980 to support arctic activities. The unique experience and expertise
of Arctic Section
members has gained international recognition. Member skills have been
used in the design and construction of some of the world’s most
advanced ice breaking ships and arctic structures.