Ship Photos of The Day – Navy Ships and The Golden Gate Bridge at 75

San Francisco this weekend celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  One of the best things about being in San Francisco looking out at views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge and when Navy ships are in town, it's always extra spectacular.  Here is a collection of photos of Navy ships from this weekend. The USS Iowa departed San Francisco on … [Read more...]

The Queen Mary 2 – Time Lapse Video

The most elegant ship built in decades has caught the inspiration of artists, photographers and ship spotters worldwide. She is elegant, record breaking and capable. She's also a YouTube Star! Here are two video that have reached over 25,000 viewers and for good reason. Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AX4OJZdiBY The liner Queen Mary 2 slips under the Golden … [Read more...]

5 Beautiful and Historic Bridges: Facts & Photos

Brooklyn Bridge: 1883 Location: New York (Spans the East River) First steel-wire suspension bridge. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Initially, Brooklyn Bridge was known as ‘New York and Brooklyn Bridge'. It was given its present name by the city government, in 1915. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension … [Read more...]

Cosco Busan Departs San Francisco

This time the Cosco Busan's departure is not a drill and we made sure to get video evidence of the fact! The San Francisco Chronicle tells us; The U.S. Coast Guard said temporary repairs to the 900-foot Cosco Busan had been completed and that the vessel and the crew were cleared to sail. The ship passed under the Golden Gate Bridge around 11:30 a.m. Meanwhile, Caltrans … [Read more...]

Follow the path of the Cosco Busan

UPDATE: BoatingSF has a new animation that can be found here: COSCO BUSAN'S TRACK - UPDATED _________________ Our friend John of VesselTrax.com submitted this link to our Maritime News Discoverer. Click on the picture below and watch as the Cosco Busan leaves the dock and embarks on its fateful voyage. From BoatingSF.com: Path of the Cosco Busan Hitting the Bay … [Read more...]