You are currently browsing the daily archive for May 15, 2022.

Fast jet boats . . .  like Patriot, doesn’t every major harbor have one?   Oh well, it gets folks out on the water.  There are many other options as well.   Other boats to see as well.

Ocean Valor was over on the far side, and I recall (and quote) some info about her from George Schneider:  “She is a former oilfield supply boat, built as PAUL W MURRILL 20 years ago by Tidewater Marine at their building yard, Quality Marine, in Houma LA.  With the oilfield slowdown of 2015 she was idled and eventually sold.  Her new owner is Ocean Guardian Holdings of Seattle, and her name and other features about her indicate she [may be] owned by Stabbert Marine, who buys ships on speculation in hopes of paying for them with charters-of-convenience.”

George got a photo of her underway in a different season, actually January 2022. 

HOS Dominator was moored nearby.  Both the HOS and the Ocean boat remind me of the views from a half decade back along Bayou Lafourche. 

An intriguing aspect of San Diego’s “bay walk” is the commercial fishing fleet.  I did not find that much about it, given my short stay, but I did stay long enough and walk far enough to learn about the tuna clipper work during WW2. See more here

 

Coyote, Lydorein, Cachalot, and Ebbco all seem they might have interesting histories. 

 

 

Hodor, a “game of thrones” name, would be a terrifying vessel to see if it pulled into a secluded cove somewhere along an unpopulated coastline.   

 

It’s 200+ feet of floating toy box, however, no matter how lethal it all looks. 

The 1970 Admiral Hornblower‘s styling gave me the impression it was much older than its 52 years. 

Finally, it started as an Eisenstaedt [or was it the Jorgensen one?] photo taken in the Manhattan boro.  nonetheless, it has morphed into a 25′ tall controversial statue to mimic, as was happening as it sauntered up. How could I resist a photo??!  That’s the USS Midway in the background. 

All photos, WVD, who managed to get the photos while waiting for an airplane connection.  I realized on this trip how good an impromptu gallivant is for the soul, and I need to do it more.  San Diego . .  I gotta get back.

Separate from that, given my itinerary, the establishment of missions in Baja California shows the progression of settlement early to late in Las Californias from south northward to Alta California

 

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,543 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments, photos? Email Tugster

Documentary “Graves of Arthur Kill” is currently available only through tugster

Seth Tane American Painting

Read my Iraq Hostage memoir online.

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Archives