View Full Version : Getting antzy about Tall Ships
07-03-2002, 11:32 PM
Going to pull out about 5am. Will intersect with the fleet of Tall Ships about 6:30 or 7. Don't think I can sleep. Really lookin' forward to this. Oldest ship coming is the Coast Guard's "EAGLE". It was built in '36, same year as my DOLORES CATHERINE. Got her all dressd and ready. Took a pix tonite but a bit dark: DOLORES (http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/2393946/1025752662843_dolores_on_3rd.JPG)
Will try and get some good shots of the Tall Ships to post. Gonna try and give it up now. Evenin' Pel
07-04-2002, 07:27 AM
Thanks Pelican... as you say a bit dark... well that may be a tad of an understatement! ;) ... but hey theres a transom there!! and well something that I think... sorta... maybe... could be... looks a bit like a... cabin??? :rolleyes:
ahhh well no worries mate some tall ships tomorrow right??? :cool:
Take it easy
07-04-2002, 08:39 AM
I fix the photo a bit.
There was not much to work with.
07-04-2002, 11:07 AM
Thanks Paul thats a tad clearer mate :D
Delores? seems to have two names on the transom Pelican did I miss something? Not having a "go" just wondering...
Take it easy
07-05-2002, 08:19 AM
Way back in 1976 I had the privilage of attending "Operation Sail", in New York City, for our nation's bicentenial. There were four of us on a plastic, 27' Hunter sloop. We anchored just off the Statue of Liberty, and had a fantastic time viewing tall ships and small ships of all kinds.
The U.S.S. Eagle was there, then. Previous to the tall ship parade, the Eagle, and others had been anchored in the lower bay behind Sandy Hook. We had a close look at them as we sailed among them.
07-05-2002, 10:30 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Rancocas:
[QB]Way back in 1976 I had the privilage of attending "Operation Sail", in New York City, for our nation's bicentenial
I was there too. I had the pleasure of being on the Press boat, a tug. There was a bar and a buffet setup. I was shooting with three different cameras. Went crazy!
07-05-2002, 11:15 AM
Awright, Pelican. I'm getting antzy to see some photos...
07-15-2002, 02:01 PM
Pellican, Mark and I were on Mobile Bay watching tall ships. We were anchored by first marker north of spoil island near Theodore Channel. Was something to see watching those ships! Ariel
07-15-2002, 03:59 PM
Ariel: My wife and I came out of Weeks Bay and took a due west heading. When we got to the ship channel you could see 'em off to the souoth in the morning haze. MAN!!! We hung there till the four arrived that were coming all the way from Ft Morgan. Kinda trailed along with 'em until Middle Bay light (looked like the parking lot at Wal-Mart the day after Thanksgiving). We picked up the pace and found the balance of the ships at the G1 buoy. Went on past and anchored right at the enterance to Mobile river a bit past the Arlington Docks channel. That was as far as the Coast Guard would let us go. Made some sandwiches got a cold drink and sat on the rear deck and watched the parade. You right, it was something. I've seen 'em afore on TV but when you are a couple hundred feet away it's AWESOME!
Got some pic's ready. Will start a new thread and just post the links.
See ya, Pel smile.gif
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