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Panama Canal Cruises Now Departing Galveston Island Hotel Branch

Panama Canal Cruises Now Departing Galveston Island Hotel Branch | Yvon Dugmore | Scoop.it
Imagine stepping onto the Carnival Freedom in Galveston, and then 10 days later gazing over the historic Panama Canal from the ship’s deck or from the comfort of your stateroom. This can be done by booking a cruise through GalvestonCruises.com. But if you’re interested, you must act quickly. There’s only one such cruise departing Galveston each year and cabins sell out quickly.

“We get quite a few inquiries each month about Panama Canal cruises from Galveston,” says Dru Walters, Cruise Agent at GalvestonCruises.com. “When Carnival announced new itineraries with the canal, we held a small block of cabins because we knew they would go fast.”

This year’s Carnival’s Panama Canal cruise from Galveston’s cruise ship port departs October 28, taking 14 days with stops also in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Aruba; Curacao; Cartagena, Colombia; Limon, Costa Rica; and Cozumel, Mexico before returning back to Galveston. Departure dates for the following years include Oct 27, 2018 and Jan 19, 2019.

After making a few stops in the Caribbean, day 10 is the big day! It takes the ship several hours in the morning to rise through the three locks on the Caribbean side. Guests will be able to observe the gates in operation and the mules that keep the ship centered in the locks. Once through the locks, the ship will turn around in Gatun Lake, and repeat the process, passing through the locks back into the Caribbean. There are no excursions this day and guests stay onboard.

The Carnival Freedom's sibling, the Carnival Paradise passed through the Panama Canal in March.

The Carnival Freedom was updated in 2014 to add the latest Carnival FunShip 2.0 upgrades which include Guy’s Burger Joint, the Punchliner Comedy Club, Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, Cherry on Top, RedFrog Pub, Alchemy Bar and BlueIguana Cantina, just to name a few. She became Galveston’s third permanent cruise ship in February 2015 and has a normal schedule of 7-day cruises departing Saturdays.

“Cruising is an excellent way to sample exotic destinations that may otherwise be difficult or expensive to visit directly,” says Claire Johnson, owner of GalvestonCruises.com. “Today’s cruise ships are floating 5-star hotels complete with Broadway-style performances, delectable food and non-stop activities. If you’re a first-time cruiser or a pro, Galveston has an itinerary that will be a perfect fit.”

The Panama Canal was built from 1903–1914, started by President Theodore Roosevelt to fulfill the long-term goal of creating a way for ships to avoid sailing around South America to get between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The canal, shoreline to shoreline, is about 40 miles long. A new canal expansion project has been completed and opened last summer.

The cruise’s Caribbean stops include great shopping, access to beaches and shore excursions focusing on history, natural wonders and other locations rounding out the 14-day cruise.

For almost 20 years, GalvestonCruises.com has specialized in Galveston cruises, offering expert advice and great rates on cruises from Galveston. It’s a small local company located in Galveston just a few blocks from the cruise terminal. Call today to start your vacation at (409)763-8678.
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Taylor Boiler and Equipment Company Locations

Taylor Boiler and Equipment Company Locations | Yvon Dugmore | Scoop.it

Locations (http://taylorboiler.com/locations/default.html)

Northwest Representative for:
- PARKER BOILER (http://parkerboiler.com/)
- QUIKWATER (http://www.quikwater.com/)
- REIMERS ELECTRA STEAM (http://www.quikwater.com/)
- CUSTOM CARE WATER TECHNOLOGIES (http://www.customcarewater.com/)

Throughout Oregon and Washington

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Hurst Boiler and Welding Company, Inc. Environmental Commitment

Hurst Boiler and Welding Company, Inc. Environmental Commitment | Yvon Dugmore | Scoop.it

Green Boiler Technology at Hurst Boiler


Our long-standing environmental commitment( http://www.hurstboiler.com/environment ) is what brings us closer to the world around us. With an ever-increasing focus on global warming, conservation and sustainability, it is more essential than ever that we all do our part to keep our water clear and our sky blue. That's why Hurst is blue and green.


The mission at Hurst Boiler & Welding Company( http://www.hurstboiler.com/ ) includes a commitment to enhance the quality of life in all areas we serve. Consistent with this mission, the company vows to improve the compatibility of its operations with the environment.


This commitment represents what Hurst does to make our products as good for the environment as they are for the places we live and work. Being green is always part of Hurst blue - and we put a touch of it in every boiler and system we make.


In addition, through our products and technologies, Hurst aspires to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life not only for ourselves, but for our customers and their businesses as well.


Utilizing HURST Biomass Boiler Systems can reduce, or even eliminate energy and disposal costs altogether, through the combustion of renewable fuel sources, also known as Biomass. Energy solutions based on biomass and bio-fuels provide clean and renewable energy for large national and international companies. Green-thinking companies are now using biofuels to mitigate the impact their activities have on the environment by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. This can also generate earnings by saving money on energy costs, and by the sale of carbon credits.


As the overall market sets on the path of environmental sustainability and energy costs continue to increase, industry leaders are striving to find economically viable solutions.


The implementation of energy efficient and sustainable technology will be necessary to maintain a competitive advantage.


At Hurst Boiler, we are committed not only to our own environmental sustainability, but to providing successful strategies and technology which can reduce the operational costs of current facilities and provide an ROI from installation in new construction, for all our customers.


As principles to guide its actions, the company:

- Includes environmental factors as an integral part of its planning and operating decisions.

- Recognizes the contribution every employee can make to improve the company's environmental performance and encourages employees to become environmental stewards.

- Communicates and reinforces environmental values throughout the company.

- Practices responsible environmental stewardship of all company-owned properties and natural resources entrusted to its management.

- Minimizes adverse environmental impacts of operations by: meeting or surpassing environmental standards, investing in energy efficiency measures, and supporting company recycling and waste reduction programs.

- Supports research and implements new technologies for emissions control, energy efficiency, renewable energy resources, and other environmental and health concerns associated with our own, and our customers utility operations.

- Accepts accountability for its operations by responding to environmental incidents quickly and effectively and promptly informing the appropriate parties.

- Provides public participation opportunities and welcomes communication from stakeholders on environmental issues; and continues to foster constructive working relationships with environmental organizations, community leaders, media and government agencies.

- Participates with government and others in creating responsible laws and regulations to safeguard the environment, community and workplace.

- Commits employee and management resources to support and implement these principles.


Taking an Active Role

Hurst encourages environmental stewardship through our support of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program. Our products may offer LEED® credits in the Green Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovation.


"LEED" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.


Preserving Nature

To protect our natural resources, Hurst uses wood harvested from managed forests and leverages engineered wood technology whenever possible.


Reducing Waste

Hurst recycles whenever possible - office paper, sawdust, scrap metal, paints and solvents. Our electrostatic paint system attracts the paint, creating much less waste. And we keep packaging to a minimum to reduce construction debris.


Using Recycled Materials

Hurst supports aggressive programs to both recycle material and use recycled materials in order to cuts tons of landfill waste each year.

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