Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack
The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...
This photo comes to gCaptain via Burning Man 2010, the annual week long art event ending on Labor Day on a dry lake bed in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Burning Man, for those of you unfamiliar, is an annual gathering 50,000 or so people that set up a “temporary community based on radical self expression and self-reliance”, and culminates with the burning of a wooden effigy on Saturday night. The owner of this beaut, according to sources, drove this rig around the entire event, not to mention how he got it there in the first place.
The wooden hulled, er, yacht, was completely fitted onto a a trailer and was driven (not towed) by the “captain” who could steer the vessel right from the wheelhouse. When asked if she would float, the owner simply replied: “not likely”.
[Image source: “wolfy”]
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