Thursday, July 03, 2014

River Alarm

This ship's horn woke me up yesterday morning.

As they move slowly up the Savannah River, they let you know they're coming.  The sound is long, deep, and loud.  So loud, I heard it inside the building, under the covers, over the hum of the room air conditioning.

It's cool seeing these ships passing by, we've hauled many of the containers that go on them.  The most amazing thing - which was more noticeable when we were down by the river watching them pass by - is that they're so quiet.  You don't hear them at all.  They cut silently through the water.

They share the water with the old-fashioned paddle steamers, the hotel ferry, and local boats, all of which are dwarfed by their massive size, slipping past the riverfront shops and restaurants.  If you make the picture bigger, you can see the paddle steamers docked in front of the gold-domed City Hall building.  They're tiny in comparison.

And if you want to track the container ships going in and out of the Port of Savannah, you can follow them at Marine Traffic.  The information on the vessel in the photo, the MSC Melissa, can be seen here.

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2013: A Face Only A Mother Sniffer Can Love

2012: Rolling In The Deep
2011: A Castle On A Bluff
2010: The Skies Really Are Friendly, No Matter Who Is Flying In Them
2009: Eddie Beach Feet Friday
2008: Panoramic
2007: My New Motto
2006: Fake It Till You Make It
2005: Feria Colour Strands

1 comment:

Gil said...

Beautiful picture. Never tracked a ship before, but it looks like it is ready to dock in Antwerp, Belgium.