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isla
10-03-2018, 08:20 AM
A rapidly dropping tide left a historic ferry aground on its slip on Tuesday.

The MV Glenachulish, the world's last sea-going, manually-operated, turntable ferry, operates on the Kylerhea Narrows between Glenelg and Skye.

It was left high and dry on its slip at Kylerhea in Skye during a falling tide on the fast flowing narrows.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45731401

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/10962/production/_103683976_kylefour.jpg

StevenBauer
10-03-2018, 08:41 AM
Looks like a fairly safe grounding. At least the propellor and rudder are in the clear.

My son took this pic a few years ago, someone didn’t have a good day:

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Paul Pless
10-03-2018, 08:44 AM
slow news day in Kylerhea?

isla
10-03-2018, 08:51 AM
slow news day in Kylerhea?

News in Kylerhea? Hah! The tide comes in, it goes out again. The ferry comes and goes (most of the time), people get on, people get off, the sun rises and sets.

Here's a video of the ferry for your entertainment and delight..I hope that dog paid for a ticket |:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vehFGQdkLxA

Ian McColgin
10-03-2018, 09:09 AM
What a nifty LazySusan ferry. And a border collie to herd waves and warps.

willmarsh3
10-03-2018, 09:45 AM
It looks like a golden opportunity to inspect and paint the bottom - free of haul out charges.

amish rob
10-03-2018, 10:09 AM
News in Kylerhea? Hah! The tide comes in, it goes out again. The ferry comes and goes (most of the time), people get on, people get off, the sun rises and sets.

Here's a video of the ferry for your entertainment and delight..I hope that dog paid for a ticket |:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vehFGQdkLxA

Why would the captain buy a ticket? :)

Sweet video.

Peace,
Robert

isla
10-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Why would the captain buy a ticket? :)

Sweet video.

Peace,
Robert

Sshhh! People don't know about shape-shifters outside of the Highlands BY:D

amish rob
10-03-2018, 10:44 AM
Sshhh! People don't know about shape-shifters outside of the Highlands BY:D
Haha. I simply noted the authority with which the dog navigated the scene, and the deference shown to it. Also, everyone else seemed to be scrambling about under the dog's watchful, and thoughtful gaze.

Plus, notice as soon as the ferry lands, the dog is already up the quay and along the lane, Looking for a full bowl of ale, no doubt. :)

Wait, was that a quay? I’m very unsure of the allowable variance in the shapes. Are quays ever ramped like that? Is that a ramp? Or is it an onion?

Your sneaky shapeshifter lore now has me jumping at shadows.

There he is! She is! The elephant is?! :d

Peace,
Robert

Kevin G
10-03-2018, 12:14 PM
I first expected a boatload of sheep.

birlinn
10-03-2018, 12:38 PM
I first expected a boatload of sheep.

Ewe probably would.

Garret
10-03-2018, 01:10 PM
Love the dog!

We have a ferry here that "brags" on being in operation since George Washington was president. It was originally horse powered, but now has a diesel onboard. However, no rudder - it runs on a cable laid between the 2 stations (one at Fort Ticonderoga in New York & the other in Shoreham, Vermont). The cable runs over a large sheeve (you can see a bit of the cable in the pic) - but when horse powered, the cable was attached to the ferry & horses on either side wound the cable on a drum to pull it either way.

Here's a pic:

https://www.forttiferry.com/wpimages/wp23ced65a_05_06.jpg

Jim Bow
10-28-2018, 02:13 AM
The Wheatland Ferry on the Williamette is electric. Guided by an overhead cable and powered through overhead wire
https://youtu.be/U5r-Qiia7m0

WI-Tom
10-28-2018, 03:54 AM
Back to the topic of "high and dry," I ran across this in Georgian Bay this summer:

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Tom

isla
10-28-2018, 05:01 AM
^ Is that Lake Huron? Boat pulled out for repairs or painting maybe?

FF
10-28-2018, 07:49 AM
25281 We usually anchor on a shallow spot, dry out and walk to the village for a capucino. Frank

moTthediesel
10-28-2018, 10:33 AM
Back to the topic of "high and dry," I ran across this in Georgian Bay this summer:

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Tom

It will be a long wait for the returning tide there ;)

I always get a kick out of those Georgian Bay pictures -- granite gneiss and pinus strobus -- for a boy from the Thousand Islands, it looks just like home to me.

Rum_Pirate
10-28-2018, 10:45 AM
I just love this pic.



https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/08/04/article-2022418-0D4A89DA00000578-859_634x481.jpg

Whameller
10-29-2018, 05:49 PM
Had an interesting conversation with the skipper of the Kylerhea ferry this summer. We were heading north with the tide under sail (but with the engine ticking over in neutral) doing about 11kt SOG (about 6kt through the water), with a small coaster coming up behind us doing about 17kt SOG and closing rapidly. The ferry emerged from behind a pier on the Skye side and began to cross. We were committed before it appeared but were steering to pass astern of it.

Ferry: 'Could you hold position while I cross ?'
Us: 'Sorry, no'
Ferry: 'I have right of way'
Us: 'We know. Don't worry, we'll pass astern. Have you seen the coaster astern of us ?'
Ferry: 'F*** !!'

As it turned out, all went well. Neither of us hit the ferry and the coaster passed us just as the narrows opened out - still going like a train.

Rich Jones
10-29-2018, 06:10 PM
Love the dog!

We have a ferry here that "brags" on being in operation since George Washington was president. It was originally horse powered, but now has a diesel onboard. However, no rudder - it runs on a cable laid between the 2 stations (one at Fort Ticonderoga in New York & the other in Shoreham, Vermont). The cable runs over a large sheeve (you can see a bit of the cable in the pic) - but when horse powered, the cable was attached to the ferry & horses on either side wound the cable on a drum to pull it either way.

Here's a pic:

https://www.forttiferry.com/wpimages/wp23ced65a_05_06.jpg I lived in Ticonderoga as a teenager. Watched that ferry come and go countless time. My brother-in-law had a dairy farm adjacent to the ferry landing. That farm is no longer there, but the ferry is still going strong.

WI-Tom
10-29-2018, 11:16 PM
^ Is that Lake Huron? Boat pulled out for repairs or painting maybe?

Yes, and (I think) yes. Sure looked odd, though. There was a cottage or two nearby.

Tom

WI-Tom
10-29-2018, 11:31 PM
It will be a long wait for the returning tide there ;)

But in the end, global warming will refloat her.


I always get a kick out of those Georgian Bay pictures -- granite gneiss and pinus strobus -- for a boy from the Thousand Islands, it looks just like home to me.

I love white pines. And granite. I didn't know the Thousand Islands was rocky like Georgian Bay. Any wilderness out that way, or is it all developed pretty heavily?

Tom