Living near large bodies of water provides opportunities for many to make a living as commercial fisherman.
With apologies to those who have arrived looking for the North American species of goose (Chen caerulescens), and it's elegant beauty, this post covers a different type of Snow Goose, a boat. It's owned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and serves as a work boat for the Baltimore Harbor Education Program. I love the foundation's tagline, "Saving A National Treasure", which the bay certainly represents. The boat can often be seen loaded with students and young adults, taking them out on educational excursions and teaching them about life on the bay and what this valuable resource means to the environment.
Having come upon the vessel moored in the inner harbor just after sunset one Fall evening, I quickly setup and photographed the scene below.
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Couldn't help but notice the many ducks off of the boat's stern. They must know a friendly vessel when they see one. ;-)
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As we move closer to another week's conclusion, I was thinking back to last Summer and what a great time that was. I also realized that there are a boatload of images yet to be processed from that time, so today I thought I would pull one from the stack. Below we see a tugboat, a common sight in and around Baltimore's inner harbor, as it makes it's way down the Patapsco River toward the Chesapeake Bay. These nautical workhorses can be seen maneuvering huge ships and barges with great precision. To accomplish the task they generate between 7oo and 3500 horsepower, quite an accomplishment for a relatively small vessel.
I've always had a fondness for these powerful machines as they go tugging along. :-)
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