Sunday, August 3, 2008

Five Short Blasts

Saturday was a fairly busy day on the river.

Interesting to watch:

  • The Burns Harbor was down bound when the Canadian Olympic overtook her and passed.

  • Later the Cedarglen was coming up bound when she sounded five short blasts on her whistle. This is the signal for danger. There was a small recreational boat that was getting too close. Ship captains do not like small boats moving in their water. When scanners were in use, we would hear occasionally hear a captain radio the Coast Guard complaining about this. What a danger these small boats are to the huge, slow moving boats.

We also saw the Stewart J. Cort, American Spirit, Canadian Leader, Kaye E. Barker, Yankcanuck, Joseph H. Thompson and the H.Lee White.

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