Saturday, June 23, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Safely under, but not by much! The Chinese ship Zhen Hua delivered some futuristically large equipment to Baltimore Harbor yesterday, and the passage under the Bay Bridge was quite the spectacle. She had a healthy escort and lots of interested onlookers. Any damage to the Bay Bridge would have made for MAJOR headaches for beachgoers this summer. Thankfully, our bridge is intact and open again for business.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
My husband, daughter and I took off on our boat yesterday day afternoon to try and track down a tall ship or two. We were late getting away due to my daughter's camp and missed the old boats, but on our way back in, we came across this fine Navy vessel just north of the Bay Bridge.
She is the Navy Destroyer USS Donald Cook which was in Baltimore for the War of 1812 commemoration. She was headed back down to her homeport in Norfolk where she has recently returned from a 7-month deployment. Per Wikipedia:
Named for Donald Cook, a Vietnam War prisoner of war who died in captivity, the destroyer was commissioned in 1998. It was one of the first U.S. warships to come to the aid of the USS Cole after it was damaged by suicide bombers on 12 October 2000. In 2003, the ship fired Tomahawk missiles during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
She looked mighty fine cutting down the Bay yesterday, a sailor at attention on the bow and another on the stern. It's nice to know she's on our team. Here are some other pictures I took as she passed by: