Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Tugboat

Of all of the tugboats working in the Baltimore Harbor and surrounding waters, there are likely few, if any, with the history of the "Baltimore". The Baltimore Tug was built in 1906 by the William Skinner & Sons Shipbuilding Company, which dates back to around 1815. This great port city has an extremely long history with shipbuilding and the prestige that comes with this industry.

In 1993, the Baltimore Tug was declared a National Historic Landmark, quite an honor for this old steamer. Today, it is maintained by The Baltimore and Chesapeake Steamboat Company and can often be found moored behind the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The nearly 85-foot riveted iron hull has stood the test of time and the tugboat's design proudly reflects the styling of yesteryear.

Baltimore Tugboat
Baltimore Tugboat

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This vessel has changed ownership on quite a few occasion and has even survived her own sinking at her dock on the Sassafras Riverin 1979. Nonetheless, she has been raised and remains a living symbol of history, for which we can be proud.

This image was created on a cool Fall day in October 2011.

Thanks for visiting!

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Cogs and Gears

Welcome to the weekend! It's been a bit of a whirlwind week but alas, a short time to relax is upon us. We'll close out the week with the logo of the Museum of Industry in Baltimore. A couple of previous post can be seen here and here. The logo is a wooden sculpture located in the museum's lobby. I found it to be pretty eye-catching when I entered the building and made sure to photo it before I left the premises.

Cogs and Gears
Cogs and Gears

Above the sculpture there is a bank of multi-directional lights, the effect of which create some interesting shadows in and around this work of art. I thought these shadows would lend themselves to some added structure in a B&W conversion, as seen below.

Cogs and Gears - B&W
Cogs and Gears - B&W

I hope you enjoyed these.

Wishing each of you a safe and fantastic weekend!

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Cinema

It's been a couple of extremely busy days this week but I'm glad to have closed out 1 project and have an opportunity to return to a more manageable schedule. Some time ago I posted about the Museum of Industry, a wonderland of photo ops and a great place to expand one's knowledge base regarding industrial history in the great port city of Baltimore. Today's post begins the inside look of this highly valuable resource.

Once inside where the staff is excellent, by the way, you encounter a small Cinema that covers a portion of the rich industry history in this area. Most who enter this great museum will immediately realize that they are taking a walk back in time. ;-)

Cinema
Cinema

In the spirit of walking back in time I offer this B&W version of the Cinema.

Cinema - B&W
Cinema - B&W

Next up in this series we'll have a look at some cannery artifacts. There is an interesting display outside of the exhibit, as shown below.

Canning in Baltimore
Canning in Baltimore

Until next time... thanks for visiting!

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Museum of Industry

Museum of Industry
Museum of Industry

Today's short post swings us past the Museum of Industry in Baltimore, a virtual time machine that takes us back to the past. Much of what's inside the museum focuses on the industrial growth of this great port city, but today we will have a peek at the outside beginning with the image below.

An old crane has been erected across the entrance gateway, a nice touch. I shot this from behind a thicket of tall, ornamental grass.

Next we have an image of a sculpture created from a variety of industrial parts, most of which I don't recognize with the exception of the heavy chain used on ships. :-)

B M of I
B M of I

The next post covering this site will take us inside where plenty of interesting items await.

Have a wonderful day!

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