“The City is pleased to be recognized for its naval history by sharing the name of the M/V Thunder Bay, and we’re proud to showcase this beautiful model for the public to appreciate.”
This is a prime example of how the City of Thunder Bay tries to issue a news release to the media that is all spin. I am sure that Canada Steamship Lines did not think of our city when naming the MV Thunder Bay. Never crossed their minds. (See previous post)
The MV Thunder Bay does not share its name with the City of Thunder Bay. Nope.
The ship is actually named after the bay. The bay named Thunder Bay. The City of Thunder Bay is also named after the bay. The bay named Thunder Bay. Common denominator? The bay. The bay named Thunder Bay.
So go and see the model if you like but MV Thunder Bay and the City of Thunder Bay share their names with the bay. The bay named Thunder Bay.
“The shipping industry has long been an important part of Thunder Bay’s economy,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “Canada Steamship Lines has recognized that importance by naming a ship after our great City. Today we celebrate the relationship by putting the model out for public display in one of Thunder Bay’s most popular locations.”
Keith Hobbs is wrong. Not true. However, if you really think about it, has the City of Thunder Bay and its mayor ever been interested in the truth?
PS.. I wonder how much this model cost the taxpayers of the City of Thunder Bay?