Friday, August 13, 2010

A Summer Dawn... Finally

OK, so there have probably been a few other dawns over here with some sun in them, but they haven't been in August.

I was out early in hopes that the fog would lift or at least thin out some when the sun came up.

It did. And then it came back, then thinned again.

More later.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Breathless Evening…

…in the middle of winter. 


Another one taken in February of 2008.  Still waiting (less and less patiently) for a run of summer evenings like this.

I know, I know… “gripe, gripe, gripe”. 

Guilty as charged.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I Think She’s Gone


The Sammi Crystal has been around for a little more than 30 years. For a cargo ship, I understand that's a very long time.

Having noted her absence for a couple of months now, I started hunting around for traces of her.

STX (her parent company) no longer shows her on the roster.

I'm no expert at these things, but I searched in various other ways to find traces of her, perhaps plying other routes.

But I haven't come up with anything.

I have a feeling that she's in the process of being dismantled and recycled somewhere.

I've written of my accidental fascination with the ship before, and so I won't recount all of that. But if she doesn't return, her uniqueness will be missed.

Who knows? Her crews might be saying "good riddance". But from here on shore, there's one fewer immediately identifiable character on stage out there on the river.

I shot this on an astonishingly calm, beautiful evening (afternoon, really) in February of 2008, before I realized that this really was the only ship on the river that looked like that.

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