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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The engine room of the fishing vessel Persistence. Now this is a big diesel engine, and there are several others running generators to provide the electricity for the ship. I always find the engine room of ships and boats to be fascinating places. This engine room is very well kept and would be a good workable engine room. Some engine rooms are so tight you just can't get around the equipment to work.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The freezer area aboard the fishing vessel Persistence. Once the fish are prepared and boxed, at the far end of this room the boxes are inserted between the plates on these racks where they are frozen solid. Once frozen, they are removed from the racks and put into cold storage aboard until Persistence returns to the dock for unloading. The freezing process takes about four hours.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The wheelhouse of the fishing vessel Persistence at the dock in Quonset Point at the Seafreeze facility. We were taking a tour and learning about life at sea, fishing quotas and lean ship operation. It was a very good time. No wheel in this wheelhouse just a joystick...
Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Valentines Day. Carol and I took a drive out to the Cape and had lunch at a great little restaurant called the Fish Monger right on Water Street in Woods Hole. After lunch we took a drive along the water and discovered the Nobska light house. Very Pretty spot, but cold. . . .
The boats Relentless and Persistence at the Seafreeze dock at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I was fortunate to get a tour of this facility and of Persistence. These ships are far removed from my little tug Tapestry, all work and no play, but still things of beauty. Persistence had just returned from nine days of fishing off the New Jersey coast with 240 tons of fish aboard. This is the view from the dock. The image is a composite of 35 exposures.