Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

ss Columbia

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2013/01/29

ssColumbia

SS Columbia
built: 1902Wyandotte, MI
length: 207.67 ft / 63.30 m
beam: 45 ft / 14 m
draft: 12.5 ft / 3.8 m
propulsion: 1,200-horsepower triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
architect: Frank E. Kirby
location: Detroit, MI   Toledo Shipyard, OH

http://sscolumbia.org/

for R. Anderson

 

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  1. Reid said, on 2013/01/29 at 06:32

    Dear Christina,

    It’s beautiful! It reminds me a bit (not in appearance, but in survival and age) of CHAUNCY MAPLES http://www.chauncymaples.org/ of Lake Malawi, which is in the midst of restoration. Thanks for helping to maintain our maritime perspective in such a lovely way!

  2. tugster said, on 2013/01/29 at 07:37

    See the last foto in this post, a scrappy old vessel that begs for more life. foto taken in complicated circumstances and almost triggering arrest: http://tugster.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/road-fotos-12/ ss columbia in tatters.

  3. starbuck5250 said, on 2013/01/29 at 09:55

    In memory yet green, in joy still felt,
    The scenes of life rise sharply into view.
    We triumph; Life’s disasters are undealt,
    And while all else is old, the world is new.
    — Isaac Asimov

  4. tugboathunter said, on 2013/01/29 at 14:59

    The main advocate for her restoration passed away this past week. The future looks more dim than ever for the old Boblo girl…

  5. Ken said, on 2013/01/31 at 00:27

    I have pictures of her on my blog as well. Along with the St. Claire.

  6. Barista Uno said, on 2013/02/13 at 23:31

    Praise be to old ships. Praise be to artists who keep them alive.

  7. mageb said, on 2013/02/14 at 19:12

    Happy, happy Happy Valentines Day!


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