Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gott Boat?

So the ship that got me on the Sugar Islander Ferry was the Edwin H. Gott.  She is one of the thousand footers that sails on the Great Lakes. 
 I'll have to say that the thousand footers look impressive as they are passing by on the Detroit River but they look even more impressive when they are passing near Mission Point.  It's amazing how close they get.  When I make it to Duluth, I guess there are spots where they pass even closer.
 For some reason, this reminds me of the opening of Star Wars, the ship just keeps going on.
 A shot of her bow.
 And her pilothouse.
 This was as she was passing the ferry.  It would have been cooler if the ferry were moving though.
 And she passes by.
 A shot of her stern.
 And she heads towards the locks.
 As big as she is, she is still dwarfed by her surroundings.
 And then we made it back to the locks.  Here she is waiting for the American Spirit to pull out of the Poe Lock.
 After the American Spirit departed, she was able to enter the lock.
 Looking up at her pilothouse.
 And she gets closer.
 This is an easy way to feel insignificant.
 Looking up at her pilothouse.  She towers over the locks.
 Gott what?
 Like I said, you don't realize just how big a ship is until you standing like this under one.
 Her full name.
 One of her lifeboats.
 Another angle of her pilothouse.
 One more.
 And then we headed to Sherman Park for some other shots.
 And she slowly works her way past.
 A shot as she passes the wood part.
 And the stones.
 She slowly passes by.
One more shot for posterity.

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