The Departure of the Freighter (Alrar | Monrovia)

After deciding to head into town to pick up a morning coffee, I noticed that the tugboats were not in their usual ready position at the side of Ceres Street – and I heard some sirens begin to chirp over in the Middle Bridge area.  This usually means that the tugs are either out in Portsmouth Harbor, readying to bring a ship into one of the docks up the Piscataqua River, or they are escorting a ship back towards the Atlantic Ocean.  This morning, I was lucky to catch the tugs escorting a boat back towards the ocean (the Alrar of Monrovia)…and after running from Ceres St., I was able to catch the boat passing under the Memorial Bridge.  More shots to follow…a nice morning surprise.

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