I had some time to kill, so I went up to the 10th floor observation deck of Aloha Tower…a lonely sentinel in the midst of a maze of construction barricades.
What looks like a nice jacuzzi for two on A:
(Nice job varnish job on the rail.)
Light Maui with some work being done at the stern:
There goes Honolulu:
How long before that decaying corner of the pier falls in?
Back at ground level…the target of the day, Satsumaseiun Maru, along with Honolulu and Maui:
Wild Thing (no pic) is still tied up right at the middle of Pier 9. A bit awkward.
Approaching the pier, the crew at their stations:
Getting a fender ready:
Love the traditional hitching.
Ready with a heaving line:
Captain Anzai (no, I don’t know him, I just read his name tag) and pilot, Captain Tom Collins:
Passing by Robert C. Seamans, saw this fish tail at the end of the bowsprit: