The Ohio River: A Photo Essay

Photography by Brian Snyder. Reporting by Chris Kenning (Reuters) In the 29 years that towboat captain Joe Gray has worked flotillas of barges up and down the Ohio River, he has witnessed the decline at the heart of industrial America in what is known as the country's Rust Belt. Gray, 46, spends up to eight months a year doing 28-day stints on the barges carrying coal, … [Read more...]

@gCaptain In On Instagram (Finally!)

After hundreds of reader request followed by months of negotiation, pleading and many thank you's gCaptain has officially acquired our proper name on Instagram and we have started scouring the internet for the world's best ship photos! Of course gCaptain has been published the best ship photos for years right here on gCaptain.com and on our facebook page but … [Read more...]

SPOTD: 6 Incredibly Ultra Wide Engine Room Panoramic Photos

Photographing a ship's engine room is a daunting task for even the best maritime photographers because of the sheer size, breadth and scale of room and equipment but, when pro photographers do get the "right shot" the results are breathtaking. Their secret: taking multiple shots and sticking them together in photoshop to create high resolution panoramas. One of … [Read more...]

Poking Through the Fog on the Chesapeake

Maryland pilot Ron Steele was aboard the containership MSC Stella on 18 January when he hailed his colleague John Jamroga sailing on a reciprocal course just north of the Potomac River on the car carrier Marguerite Ace. At the time of the hail, Steele noted he was inside in a fog bank while Jamroga was in clear skies. Fortunately Jamroga has the presence of mind to … [Read more...]

HD Photo Special – Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

Over the past year, Philadelphia photographer Charles Cerrone has gained access to wield his camera within the confines of one of the United States' most historic shipyards, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. Modern tankers are now being constructed for ExxonMobil and Crowley on the same lands that constructed the Iowa-class battleships New Jersey and Wisconsin for the U.S. … [Read more...]