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As I suggested in yesterday’s post, Tampa Bay is a huge estuary.  It’s quite a busy port, as well.  On our way to refuel, we passed OSG Courageous and OSG 205.

Small container ships like Guadalupe seem to shuttle between Tampa, Progreso, and Panama City FL.  

I’d love to know the story of this laid-up fleet.  The only one I can identify here is Alex Chouest, foreground. 

In yesterday’s post, I pointed out that Lady Terea had been called Mr. Russell and worked in the sixth boro as the new TZ Bridge was being built.  Wherever it delivered those barges to, it was already back in Tampa for more.

 

Fleet Trader II took on cargo, and 

Xin Nan Sha (which might just translate as “new Nansha“) shuffled boxes. 

Endeavor is a ship-docking module, aka SDM.

A top-down view of this design can be found here

Our goal was this shrimp dock, which allowed us to crew change and refuel.  

Before I disembarked, I did notice a familiar barge beyond our berth.  Barge Tennessee last appeared on this blog here

All photos, WVD, who could post photos on my shore adventures, but I usually don’t.  All I can say is I’d love to go back and explore the Tampa area, Venice, and then certainly check out the big bend of the forgotten coast and more . . .  maybe Route 98.

 

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