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But on the Columbia, Sommer S seems to be the most powerful vessel of the Shaver fleet.
Here’s the land office with Willamette and Columbia at the dock, as well
as Vancouver and Lassen.
On the far side of Sommer S are Deschutes and Tidewater’s Betty Lou (1950). Closeup, it’s Mary B.
Kathryn B is Bernert Barge Line’s sister to Mary B.
Foss recently announced it was withdrawing from the Columbia. A few days ago, Betsy L, Pacific Escort, and PJ Brix were parked at the dock on the Willamette.
Lindy Marie (1952) has unusual house lines. Note in the background the bow of the black mystery tug to the left and USACE’s Redlinger, maybe the fastest survey vessel on the seven seas.
This is an escort tug built in 1947 with obsolete technology just because it was effective.
When Portland II was service, it was operated by Shaver. Click here for a narrative of its operation and transformation to museum vessel. Click here for a foto of the vessel Shaver replaced the steam vessel with in 1981.
Yup, I gotta see the movie.
Parting shot, it’s part of the Brusco fleet. Nearer vessel is Sharon Brusco.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
I’m slowing this down; yesterday I posted a record-setting 32 fotos, if I counted right. And I’m making this personal, dedicating this to my wonderful Colombian and Ecuadorian students and to my Indonesian relatives.
The population of Ecuador is 14 million, and the total personnel of the Navy is a bit over 7200. The logo on the “sail” between the foremast and mainmast promotes Ecuadorian tourism. If I had limitless funds and time, I’d go everywhere, but Ecuador includes Amazonian forest, high Andes, the Galapagos, and so much more.
Click here for Dewaruci’s itinerary on their round-the-world voyage.
As an archipelago nation made up of more than 18,000 islands, it’s not surprising it has a navy of 150 ships and 74,000 sailors. In the distance, that’s Buchanan 1 moving rock through the archipelago of the sixth boro.
I’m eager to see the wood carving closeup; as a kid, I was scared to visit my grandmother’s house because of a frightful Balinese mask hanging on her wall.
If you have the chance, visit these and other vessels around the sixth boro this weekend. Click here for further info. I’ll be working a dock of Staten Island Saturday morning and Brooklyn Sunday and Monday morning.
When I see foreign mariners, whether on modern cargo vessels or on tall ships, I recall reading that Ho Chi Minh (scroll through to the paragraph “In the USA”) traveled to the US aboard a ship 100 years ago exactly and lived here for a number of years. Too bad that story doesn’t have a happy ending.
Unrelated: Check this list of nations with tall ship/sail training vessels. It’s interesting to think of which do not . . .
Finally, thanks to all who voted for Peagus and LV-79; unfortunately they were not in the top four. We tried.