Mary M. Coppedge at Work

The Mary M. Coppedge is one of Portsmouth’s Moran Towing tugboats.  On Tuesday afternoon, the tugboat kept the Cynthia Pioneer in place as it tied up to the Granite State Minerals dock.  As I mentioned last week, Portsmouth’s Working Waterfront is a mesmerizing place to watch.  The Cynthia Pioneer arrived to unload some sand, and the reds of the tug looked great against the greyed out fall skies.  More colorful images to follow later this week.

Today I’ve also launched a new header at the site, featuring a single tug docked and waiting, while the Martingale Wharf gets underway on its waterside.  The Memorial Bridge anchors the Bow Street waterfront buildings to the Kittery shore.  Hope you like – planning to mix this up more regularly going forward.

Autumn Visitors | Cynthia Pioneer

Along with the fall comes cooler weather, falling leaves and a need for sand and salt.  Recently the Cynthia Pioneer returned to the Granite State Minerals terminal in downtown Portsmouth to unload some materials for the imminent inclement weather. While I’m not quite ready for snowstorms and ice, I’m enjoying the cool mornings and the increase in river traffic.  I’m sure I’m not the only one – time to get the skis ready for the season (or book the plane tickets to Florida if you’re not a winter person…).

Freighter By Day | Freighter By Night

As the past week’s post show, I am fascinated (obsessed) with the freighters that make their way in and out of Portsmouth bringing their various goods/materials in and out of port.  Here’s a take of the Cynthia Pioneer, the city’s most recent visitor during the late afternoon and early evening.

A more ominous scene at the same landscape can be seen here:  APPROACHING STORM.

Freighter By Day | Freighter By Night

As the past week’s post show, I am fascinated (obsessed) with the freighters that make their way in and out of Portsmouth bringing their various goods/materials in and out of port.  Here’s a take of the Cynthia Pioneer, the city’s most recent visitor during the late afternoon and early evening.

A more ominous scene at the same landscape can be seen here:  APPROACHING STORM.