Scenes from Portsmouth, NH: Tugs steemCreated with Sketch.

in #photography6 months ago

Sailors Take Warning

IMG_3895.jpeg

Tugs, three of them, are tied up to the wharf as a storm approaches. Standing sentinel over them is the Pilot's vessel.

Portsmouth, NH has a vibrant working waterfront. Although not the biggest port on the New England coast, the Piscataqua River runs inland from the Atlantic Ocean, giving access to fishermen, oil tankers, and even US Navy Submarines.

These tugs escort larger ships in and out of the harbor, navigating the shallows, at all times of the day and night.

This evening, a thundershower threatened. Only a few moments later, sheets of warm rain fell while thunder and lightening pierced the skies all along the river.

Fairer Skies

IMG_0606.jpeg

This shot, taken from further downriver, at Martingale Wharf, allows for a wider view of the river. At left, peaking under the setting sun, is a giant salt pile. These salt piles are built up over the summer and fall, and are used on the wintry New England roads and highways to combat snow and ice.

Cranes rise up over the New Hampshire approach to two of the three bridges that cross the Piscataqua River. The third bridge is just behind from the origination of this photo.

Portsmouth is a historical town, deep in seafaring history, and a feast for the eyes. With many riverfront restaurants and parks, Portsmouth is a draw for tourists and locals from new and far.

But it is the Piscataqua River that is the real star of the show. And the access it gives to this industrious river community, under the careful escort of the Moran Tugs, is an equal partner in New Hampshire and Southern Maine's economy.

6VvuHGsoU2QBt9MXeXNdDuyd4Bmd63j7zJymDTWgdcJjnzekueUfiJBchBozd3X9jhwnEdZrAjnqf2YCe5GUdwWbKyTWUuXS4kAbDYwMhM3y8GAmVzvobGDQGvPCNz.png

Sort:  

Congratulations @braveboat! Your post brought a smile to the TravelFeed team so we have sent you a smiley. Keep up the good job. 🙂

Feedback

Based on your post, we have the following feedback for you:

  • We noticed that you did not publish your post through TravelFeed.io or edited your post on other Steem frontends. For better-looking blogs, we recommend you use our EasyEditor. As a bonus, when you post through our platform, you receive double upvotes from us, you are eligible for the top pick of the day (resteem + featured on the TravelFeed.io front page) and you can earn extra rewards from being featured in our daily curation posts. You can simply login with your existing Steem account using Steemconnect or Steem Keychain. See you next time on TravelFeed.io!
  • You have reached our minimum 250 words requirement but we encourage you to tell us more about your travel experience.
  • Your post will be hard to find. With the location picker in the TravelFeed.io editor you can easily add a location to your post to improve its discoverability.

Thanks for using TravelFeed!@worldcapture (TravelFeed content team)

PS: Have you joined our Discord yet? This is where over 1000 members of the TravelFeed come together to chat. Join us!