New Freighter in Town (Jin Qiang)

A new freighter arrived in town recently, the Jin Qiang of Panama.  The ship closely resembles another that I featured not long ago in a shot taken from the Memorial Bridge (see post HERE).  With the sand & salt piles lower recently, a few ships were due to arrive to increase the stockpiles as the winter winds down.  In the shot above you can see how empty the hull is getting as the vessel is standing tall out of the water.  Enjoyed snapping a couple quick shots on my way home to eat lunch today.

The Creole Miss

The Creole Miss is a tugboat not often affiliated with Portsmouth, NH, but it’s a Portsmouth, NH tugboat nonetheless.  The 55′ tugboat belongs to Riverside and Pickering Marina of Eliot, ME.  If you’re lucky enough, you’ll catch it cruising along the Piscataqua and you’ll probably wonder why the maroon tugboat isn’t maroon (like me)…but I’d love to see this docked with the Moran Towing tugs.  It certainly helps bring more color to the working waterfront.

Be sure to see another angle of this sunrise shot HERE – featuring the Harbor Place dock and the Middle and Piscataqua River bridges in the distance.

The Portsmouth Skyline on a Windy Afternoon

BUY PRINT HERE

On a blustery fall afternoon, I took a stroll along State Street to venture onto the Memorial Bridge.  Although I couldn’t feel my fingers very well by the time I arrived back at the office, this was one of the shots I captured that I enjoyed once I saw it.  An interesting play of the sunlight through the clouds onto the buildings along the Portsmouth waterfront on the Piscataqua River.

The Freighter’s Arrival

As I was enjoying my walk around Portsmouth on Veterans Day, I stopped in to the Portsmouth Museum of Fine Art (posts to follow) to check it out. While I was down at Harbor Place, I happened to notice that the Memorial Bridge span was all the way up…for what I was hoping would be the arrival of a freighter.  I was in luck…the Bosphorus Queen from Panama was just about to make its way under the bridge.

The Freighter's Arrival

As I was enjoying my walk around Portsmouth on Veterans Day, I stopped in to the Portsmouth Museum of Fine Art (posts to follow) to check it out. While I was down at Harbor Place, I happened to notice that the Memorial Bridge span was all the way up…for what I was hoping would be the arrival of a freighter.  I was in luck…the Bosphorus Queen from Panama was just about to make its way under the bridge.

The River House Deck

The River House is the newest addition among Portsmouth’s Decks, replacing the former Stockpot. This is a late evening summer scene with a freighter docked at the Portsmouth pier and the tugboats in the background as well.  I love the various dynamics of the people having dinner, etc. here – hope you do too.  A shot of the front of the building from Bow Street here: RIVER HOUSE and a view of the deck from across the water here:  RIVER HOUSE DECK.

I know that there are plenty of mixed emotions around town about The Stockpot’s exit and how it came about – but at the end of the day, the River House is the new tenant on the waterfront, it still has a beautiful view.

*UPDATE: 2009 was an excellent year for The River House, I became somewhat of a regular for the delicious menu, the beautiful view, the good service, and the cozy atmosphere. Looking forward to the return of warm weather in 2010 and the improvements made to the alley that accesses the decks of the waterfront.

Ocean Leader | The Leaning Giant

Another freighter arrived in Portsmouth today and is unloading sand onto the Granite State Minerals terminal on the waterfront.  The Leaning Giant (as I decided to name it) is named Ocean Leader.  I thought Leaning Giant was appropriate – since when I started to look at my shots once I got home and swore that I had taken level shots of the scene, I realized that something kept appearing off…then I realized that the boat was pulled so tightly against the pier, that it’s got a bit of a lean to it.  The angle probably had something to do with it too.  Either way, another beautiful late summer evening.

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