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Note: The barge in the link has been reported as RTC-105, but I’ve gotten some notes saying it is not. Sorry I can’t positively say either way.
This isn’t going to end well, but you may remember this post from a bit over a year ago. Mighty Servant 1 came to town and left with some equipment . . . including this barge,
which went in the center of Mighty Servant.
Other barges were loaded, one on each side, as well as three tugs, and they sailed out the Narrows and over the horizon.
Click here to see its demise captured on video recently. What the audio says is unconfirmed.
Fotos from December 19, 2011 by Will Van Dorp.
Thomas D. Witte . . . I did nothing to manipulate this image, no liquification, no DAP . . .
Yet another Mighty Servant 1 foto with four movers of the Miller’s Launch fleet. As of this writing, the Mighty is still anchored at the Narrows. Bravo on what appears to have been a flawless loading.
Happy last day of Fall 2011.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp. And this just in . . . as of noon today, Mighty Servant 1 exited the Bay Nigeria-bound. I hope the good folks on Meagan Ann get a foto they will share.
at least from what I could see, Mighty Servant 1 is packed,
Buon viaggio, whenever it begins. Or maybe rather than Italian, I should use Nigerian pidgin English: Waka fain!
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Two and a half decades ago (almost) I was entering New Hampshire from Quebec and was stumped: the US border agent brought his face to about a foot from mine and asked: “How does someone from Massachusetts (my drivers license) and someone from Maine (her drivers license) meet?” I knew he wanted a short, convincing answer, and I thought in paragraphs and chapters even.
This shot immediately reminded me of that experience: how does a tugboat from San Francisco and one from New York end up lashed together, no longer floating,
Even Bohemia comes by.
From this angle, Mighty Servant thusly loaded reminds me of an ocean going sidewheeler, like SS Savannah.
More may follow. All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Oh . . . sorry, Johna. I could say I picked her up hitchhiking . . . to spice up the story. The truth is we were coworkers in a publishing company and that led to some fairly spiced up waterborne adventures; we were just returning from a jaunt up the St. Lawrence northeasterly from Quebec City. If you want more on her . . . Diana, a major true love and heartbreak, you’ll have to read My Babylonian Captivity. Diana is not her real name.
So, I watched today until a bank of clouds slid in and turned all light monochromatic. While watching, thoughts that came to mind included . . . “mighty patient” you have to be to load such a vessel, or watch it.
0943 hr . . . RTC 105 arrives, pushed by Bruce A., house up, and then
0954 . . . house down and she leaves the barge in the able hands of Gabby and Linda L. Miller. There’s an invisible Ellen on the far side also.
1002 . . . Lesser delivers line handlers onto the RTC 105 as well.
1225. By now, the lines get snugged, Ellen, Bruce, and Bobby G move over toward the next barge. And a thick winter cloud moves in. With cold fingers, I leave for other projects, but the loading goes on. Maybe I’ll return tomorrow early.
Recognize the profile? The gulls swarmed as harbingers, like those that preceded Moby’s rise from the depths? Doubleclick enlarges.
Let’s hope things go faster than they did six months back.