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Elegant Ace arriving:

Elegant Ace

Stern and ramp detail:

Elegant Ace stern and ramp

Pi‘ilani:

Pi‘ilani

Noke:

Noke

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More Sun and Water

I took the day off. Much needed rest and a visit to the harbor again.

Jean Anne arriving:

Jean Anne

Kaiyo Maru was getting ready to leave Pier 9.

Captains Enos and Hopkins along with the ship’s captain:

Capts Enos and Hopkins Kaiyo Maru

Kaiyo Maru crew with fender:

Kaiyo Maru crew with fender

Bye bye!

Kaiyo Maru leaving Pier 9

JD Pringle arrived towing something:

JD Pringle towing something

Holiday at the Harbor

Pasha’s Jean Anne at Pier 1:

Jean Anne bow

Jean Anne

BBC Ursa leaving Pier 2, Mikioi assisting:

BBC Ursa

Making sure the pilot ladder is secure:

pilot ladder

Cutting speed due to sailboat crossing the channel:

BBC Ursa slowing for sailboat

Mahalo to Captains Brown and Hopkins! Special thanks to Paul.

Morning at the Harbor and Kaiwo Maru

I went down to the harbor to watch the arrival of Kaiwo Maru.

Workers repairing Pier 8:

fixing the pier

Naina headed out:

Naina

The observation area of Aloha Tower provides good views.

Matsonia and Mokihana:

Matsonia and Mokihana

American Challenger:

American Challenger

Kaiwo Maru approaching the harbor, with pilot boat Honolulu returning and tug Mamo waiting:

Kaiwo Maru approaching

Kaiwo Maru with Mamo at the bow:

Kaiwo Maru and Mamo

Approaching Pier 10/11:

Kaiwo Maru to Pier 10

Standing by forward:

standing by

ASD Neil Abercrombie (Tiger 1) at the stern:

Tiger 1 at Kaiwo Maru stern

Job done:

Tiger 1 Abercrombie

Traditional gear, Shonan Maru:

Shonan Maru chafing gear

Out of the blue, I was offered the opportunity to go aboard Kaiwo Maru in the evening! Some photos follow.

Double wheel at the stern:

Kaiwo Maru stern wheel

View forward from the bridge:

view from bridge of Kaiwo Maru

Looking aft along the port side:

view along port side Kaiwo Maru

The obligatory rigging shot:

rigging

Capstan detail:

Kaiwo Maru capstan

Pin rail:

pin rail

Classroom area:

classroom area

Sails stowed down below:

Kaiwo Maru sails stored below

Gangway:

Kaiwo Maru gangway

Goodnight!

Big mahalo to Monique Acosta from Transmarine for the invite! I had a wonderful time on board the ship.

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.

Genius Highway

Car carriers are pretty ugly. These grey ones are the worst. Boring. Too bad they can’t paint them interesting colors.

Genius Highway

Kawika (Hi Paul!):

Kawika

Mikioi just passing by:

Mikioi passing by

crew

Genius Highway stern view

Nippon Maru

I took the morning off from work to watch the arrival of Nippon Maru. I got to the harbor shortly after sunrise. I love the light at that time of day.

Paradise Ace:

Paradise Ace

Harbour Loyalty and Tacoma Trader:

Harbour Loyalty Tacoma Trader

Mokihana arriving:

sunrise Mokihana

Mamo at the bow:

Mamo Nippon Maru bow

Looking along the hull from Pi‘ilani:

along the hull

Aloha Tower from alongside Pier 10:

Aloha Tower Pier 10

Kawika passing by, waiting for the pilot:

Kawika

Getting the line back:

line back

I like how the shape of the building echoes the masts:

Nippon Maru and buildings

From Nippon Maru it was over to Paradise Ace:

in the shadow of Paradise Ace

Scuppers:

Paradise Ace scuppers

Paradise Ace departing

Another view of Nippon Maru dwarfed by the buildings of downtown Honolulu:

Nippon Maru downtown buildings

Mahalo to Rick Wilson and Michael MacDonald. Special thanks to Captain Kahoekapu.