July 24, 2013

Commercial traffic to Baltimore

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More cargo is carried by ship then by any other means.  That has always been true, especially for the Chesapeake area.  The Chesapeake Bay’s 4000 miles of  coastline has made Virginia and Maryland economic power houses.  Until the invention of the automobile, the water was the road.  You do not want to get in the way of the 882 foot bulk carrier, Pos Ambition.

The Pos Ambition crosses our bow.

The Pos Ambition crosses our bow.

 

The Pos Ambition heads up toward the Bay Bridges.

The Pos Ambition heads up toward the Bay Bridges.

As one of our guests takes the helm, a car carrier with 6000 cars steams up to Baltimore.

If's hard to imagine 6000 cars.

If’s hard to imagine 6000 cars.

The Century Pearl is another bulk carrier.  Notice her cargo booms.  The booms give the ship the versatility to load or unload in any port.  Baltimore harbor has cargo booms on shore, making the transfer of cargo relatively easy.

Notice that the Century Pearl has cargo booms.

Notice that the Century Pearl has cargo booms.

I guess we are cargo as well, but you cannot convince the happy people on Woodwind II as she races into Annapolis!  My daughter, Captain Jen, gives us a wave.ww2 nice

Captain Ken

About Captain Ken

How do you answer the question, What do I want to do when I grow up? For me, it was, ask the question what do I love to do that I can share with others and make it a career? I taught instrumental music to elementary students for 25 years. When that was no longer an option due to budget cuts, I asked the question again? This time the answer was, with the help of my family, Schooner Woodwind.
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