Variety of Ships

There was an interesting mix of ships to see at the harbor today.

Balao at Pier 1:

Balao

Matson Navigator along with Sause Bros. tugs Henry Sr. and Capt Les Easom:

Matson Navigator and Sause tugs

Interesting SWATH vessel, Susitna, on a barge on the way to the Philippines:

Susitna on barge

Chinese bulk cargo ship, Rui An Cheng:

Rui An Cheng

Rui An Cheng bow

Crew standing by:

crew standing by

Pi‘ilani working at the stern:

Pi‘ilani at the stern

Mikioi at the bow:

Mikioi at the bow

Splash! Testing the anchor:

testing anchor

Setting up rat guards:

deploying rat guards

Next job, Matson arrival. Mikioi with Mahimahi:

Mikioi Mahimahi

Mahimahi backing down the channel with assistance from Mikioi and Pi‘ilani:

Mahimahi

Hello to new and old friends from McCabe, Hamilton & Renny. Always fun talking with you guys.

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Fanfare, Cattleya Ace, and Tugs

Another morning at the harbor 😀

Canoes crossing the channel:

canoes crossing channel

Namahoe after hauling fuel barge over to Pride of America:

Namahoe

Reflection on hull of Fanfare:

Fanfare reflection on hull

Finally leaving after spending a week in the harbor:

Fanfare leaving

Cattleya Ace also ready to leave:

Cattleya Ace

Malama being hauled out:

Malama in dry dock

Tira Lani arriving alongside Cattleya Ace:

Tira Lani

Mamo Tira Lani Cattleya Ace

Old line recycled as chafing gear:

Cattleya Ace chafing gear

Captain Brown and Cattleya Ace crew members:

Capt Brown Cattleya Ace

Ocean Pathfinder:

Ocean Pathfinder

Last, but not least, the very cute Weeks tug, Roberta G.

Roberta G

Mahalo to Captains Dorflinger and Brown. Thanks to Paul.

“She was a very good sailer…”

“She [Falls of Clyde] was a very good sailer. She glided through the water like a porpoise. She made no fuss.” — Henry Brammar

From “When Henry Was A Sailor, Wind, Muscle Did The Work” (The Pittsburgh Press, 31 Mar 1982)

Brammar was a member of Falls of Clyde’s crew in 1911.