Being from the central coast of California, maritime ice management is not really in my wheelhouse. So I found the description of this build, or more the organization that inspired it, fascinating. Adam Dodge built this to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, and the Canadian Coast Guard, who not only provide ice breaking services for commercial ships, but also escorts, harbour breakouts, maintain shipping routes and provide ice information services.
This maritime MOC by O0ger packs a lot of detail and storytelling into a relatively small but very interesting footprint. You can practically smell the salt air and fish, hear the lapping water and ships bells. I don't recall seeing this alternating rows of cones roof technique before, it makes for a very cool texture, but the excellent use of the seaweed is what really sells this diorama. It sets the time and setting in a glance, very effective.
I don't know how I missed this back when it originally posted in February, but thankfully ER0L posted an updated picture. This is the yacht Sirius, and it's beautiful. Due to a predisposition for motion sickness I generally don't do much boating, but I can certainly admire the aesthetics, and I've always loved wooden boats. And I have to say, those deck chairs are inviting.