Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Little Catching Up

I’m somewhat envious of Joanne Rideout’s “vacation” this week.  She was aboard the CSL Acadian as I shot this on Friday evening.CSLAcadianPilotTransfer

I shot several frames from downtown Astoria as the pilots made their transfer.  I’m surprised I’ve never really noticed this ship before.  The deck gear is unusual, maybe even unique.


We’ve had a handful of actual sunsets in July.  This is from a couple of weeks ago.  Conventional wisdom dictates that one simply doesn’t include the sun in the frame.  There are lots of reasons for that to be good advice most of the time, but not always.


The Granby is allegedly homeported in British Columbia , but I found her rotting away quietly a few miles west of Longview.

US CGC Terrapin:


Sure doesn’t look like a turtle to me! 

It’s one of a couple fast boats based in Bellingham that have been spending time in the Columbia this… almost-spring,  wannabe-summer… whatever you want to call it.


Unknown said...

My Grandfather used to Captain the Granby and I have many photos of that boat that has been passed down. That boat is in the hearts of many people of Port Alice and Rumble Beach and they would be thrilled to know its whereabouts! (if you visit the facebook group called "Rumble Beach Brats" you will see a lot of photos of this boat. :) Do you have any more photos?

Unknown said...

I don't know why it posted me as My name is Alana Harley.

NWWanderer said...

Hi Alana,
I may have a couple of other photos, but there wouldn't be a lot. I'll have to check.
I don't know if you're aware of it or not, but the Granby sank while moored in what I think is the same spot. I think that happened in 2012, but I'm not sure.

Unknown said...

I would love to see some more photos. Sad to hear that it sank, If it had made it to 2018 it would have made it to 100 years old! The old tug originally was called the Bermuda until 1924 when it became the Granby Captained by Captain Peirce. It was used for many things all around the Quatsino/Port Alice/Holberg area. My email address is if you email me your address I can send you some great old photos of this boat if you are interested. My Dad was very sad to hear that it sank, but it is nice to know what happened to it nonetheless. :)