This evening I watched the ‘musket farewell and salute’ given to the Arcadia as it departed St. John’s. A small crowd gathered at the Queen’s Battery to see both the ‘fireworks’ and the ship, and I learned that this official salute is given to every departing cruise liner.

Here’s a few shots:

Royal Newfoundland Regiment at the Queen’s Battery – St. John’s

Arcadia approaching – St. John’s

Ready, Present, Fire – St. John’s