During the St. Peter's Fiesta Gloucester Harbor played host to the USS Oak Hill.
While I approached her I noticed an armed patrol boat that kept tabs of my every move. I made about a 500 yard orbit around the ship as the patrol boat followed me. It's not every day I have automatic weapons aimed at my direction!
Displacement: 11,314 tons (light)
16,386 tons (full)
Length: 610 ft (190 m)
Beam: 84 ft (26 m)
Draft: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 Colt Industries, 16-cylinder diesel engines, 2 shafts, 33,000 shp (25 MW)
Speed: 20+ knots (37+ km/h)
Meanwhile I included some shots from around the waterfront.
The Massachusetts Environmental Police boat "Jessie".
My "escort" far left.
"USS Oak Hill"
In my wake.
This sailboat takes a chance under full sail in the busy inner harbor!
Then decides to head back out!
Gulls on the bow.
Baiting up with racks of Skate.
"Capt. Joe" pulls away.
Fog bank on the Back Shore.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!