THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Monday, April 19, 2010
Big props to 'Davy Jones' for correctly guessing the steaming engine in the last post was a steam winch, specifically the one mounted here. I dealt with this gracious lady for my first few voyages. Note the mooring lines laid out, implying either fair weather and a short voyage, or, more likely, the prospect of a docking the next 24 hours or so...
I love the jewel-blue color of open water in the Gulf of Mexico. I miss it, too.
I am Paul B, and I spend most of my life at sea. Ships, Science, the life of a mariner, biology and (mostly) true stories of life among the best and the worst people in the world, the United States Merchant Marines. You'll find it here, maybe. You'll definitely find rants, raves and discussion on life aboard a merchant ship. Come back and see the Brazilian girls, too, who show up fairly regularly.