CCGS A. LeBlanc is the seventh of nine Hero-class patrol vessels operated by the Canadian Coast Guard; the ship is based at Quebec City, Quebec. A. LeBlanc is tasked with enforcing Canadian maritime law within Canada's maritime borders. Based on Damen Stan's Patrol 4207 design, the ship measures 42.8 metres long overall with a beam of 7.0 metres and a draught of 2.8 metres. The ship has a 75 net tonnage; the ship is propelled by two controllable pitch propellers driven by two MTU 4000M geared diesel engines rated at 4,992 kW. The patrol vessel is equipped with two Northern Lights M1066 generators and one Northern Lights M1064 emergency generator; the vessel has a maximum speed of 25 knots. A. LeBlanc has a fuel capacity of 34 m3 giving the vessel a range of 2,000 nautical miles at 14 knots and an endurance of 14 days; the ship has five additional berths. The ship is equipped with Sperry Marine Visionmaster FT navigational radar operating on the X and S-bands. A. LeBlanc was ordered from Irving Shipbuilding in 2009 and the ship's keel was laid down on 27 October 2012 at Halifax Shipyards in Halifax, Nova Scotia with the yard number 6101.
The ship was launched on 27 January 2014 and named for Agipit LeBlanc, a fishery control officer, murdered in the line of duty. The ship was completed on 5 March 2014 and was accepted, following sea trials, on 20 March 2014. A. LeBlanc is registered in Ottawa, Ontario. "A. LeBlanc". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 23 May 2017
Dorothy A. Faison Dorothy Ries Faison is an American artist, born in Schenectady, New York, she lived in Central and South America from age six to age twelve, because her stepfather worked for the United States Agency for International Development. Her family returned to the United States in 1968, settled in Hawaii, she received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1977 and earned a master of fine arts degree from the Otis Art Institute in 1979. In 1990, Dorothy Faison was the recipient of the first Catharine E. B. Cox Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts and has a solo exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts; as of 2017 she lives and works in Dordogne, with her filmmaker husband, Simon Holland. Most of Faison's art is multimedia, she was influenced by her exposure to the native American cultures of Latin America the Aymara and Quechua, whose rituals combined Christianity and magic. Her painting Guardian of the Break, in the Hawaii State Art Museum is an example of the artists use of a varied mix of media to create a complex surface.
It was created with oil paint, pigments, charcoal and dog hair on canvas. This large painting demonstrates her use of symbols laden with allusions and personal meanings; the large central object could be either a sarcophagus. The Hawaii State Art Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art are among the public collections holding work by Dorothy Faison. Clarke and Diane Dods, Artists/Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press, 1996, pp. 20–25 Fujii, The Persis Collection of Contemporary Art, Goodale Publishing, Honolulu, 1998, p. 71 ISBN 9781892752000 Hartwell, Patricia L. Retrospective 1967-1987, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii, 1987, p. 69 International Art Society of Hawai'i, Kuilima Kākou, Hawai’i-Japan Joint Exhibition, International Art Society of Hawai'i, 2004, p. 12 Wong, Allison, 10 Years - The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center - Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, The Contemporary Museum, Hawaii, 2006, ISBN 9781888254075, p. 35 Yoshihara, Lisa A. Collective Visions, 1967-1997, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawaii, 1997, 98 Official site