The first photo is a sunrise image on a perfect day with Mount Diablo in the background. A flash of something white to my left distracted me and I discovered the Sea Princess had snuck in overnight. Perfect day for our visitors, who will be leaving on the evening tide. Last photograph shows the ship an hour or so later.
September 7, 2011
February 11, 2011
The Carnival Splendor, she of the ill-fated Mexican cruise last fall, has been in dry-dock at P70 since 31Jan for needed engine repairs.
Three weeks and $8-$9m later, the repairs appear to be complete as the ship moved from P70 to P35 today for final work before it heads off on its next cruise.
Congrats to the folks at BAE Systems for finishing the huge project.
October 6, 2010
Busy day in front of our perch. Traffic jam on the Bay: the usual ferries and sailboats plus the Rocket Boat and container ships AND the ISLAND PRINCESS docked this morning at P27. The USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD8) came in to P30/32 with a fireboat splashing a welcoming spray. The ISLAND PRINCESS and the NORWEGIAN STAR (P35) have now gone with the tides. More US Navy and Canadian Navy ships expected in port soon for Fleet Week.
September 28, 2010
May 18, 2010
This is the General John Pope, “the very last troopship to sail from San Francisco,” as Carl Nolte (may he write for years to come) wrote in his Sunday column earlier this month.
In Texas, the ship will be scrapped. And there goes a bit of history.
May 9, 2010
May 6, 2010
The Kaiwo Maru arrived yesterday and will be moored at P27 until Sunday.
Looks pretty all lit up at night.
Earlier in the week the Golden Bear was here overnight for “a California Maritime Academy alumni reception.” Ah, those receptions. …
And for a couple days before that the F/V Frosti was moored at P27. Current task, roaming from San Francisco to San Diego surveying sardines for CalCOFI.
All-in-all a very busy time for the pier.
February 16, 2010
The fog was burning off this morning, after a morning much like the ones we’ve been having lately. If it’s not raining, it is =really= foggy in the morning and then the fog burns off and around 11A or noon we are left with a sunshiney blue day.
I was taking photos of the fog burning off … the Ferry Building. … 10:31A
The SFO Bay Bridge. … 10:49A
About an hour later, the fog was mostly gone and one of the old military ships from the mothball fleet in Suisun Bay, near Vallejo, appeared, dragged fore, with two tugs tailing aft, headed to have its barnacles and paint scraped before it’s hauled away to be scrapped.
Rust bucket. 11:42A