Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"A" is for Anchor


I don't know what ship this anchor is from or why it's displayed here but It starts with A and that's this weeks ABC Wednesday letter.

The steamboat in the background is called the Liberty Belle and it sits on the Delaware river.

I need to make my way back to Burlington New Jersey to find out more about the anchor and the ship, also St. Mary's church which I posted about last month.

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29 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I'd like to know more because I like both the steamboat and the huge anchor. The only steamboat like this I ever saw was in Germany...

Asta said...

Hi James,

This steamboat is fantastic. I've never been on board one, but would love to.
The colour of the anchor is interesting. They're usually black or dark brown. I wonder why this is white?
I look forward to hear more about this.

Best regards
Asta

Thom said...

Love this shot. This reminds me when I was growing up in Carson City. Going up to Lake Tahoe they had a paddle wheeler called the MS Dixie. You could take dinner cruises and it would go from the South Shore around Emerald Island and back. Such a great time. Excellent photos :)

Jacob said...

Two beautiful and very well-composed photos, James. Plus the subject in each case is interesting; the colors are great; and they are very sharp!

Fun to look at!

Carletta said...

Absolutely beautiful shots James!

Lois said...

Both pictures are nice! I like that steamboat and the red paddlewheel. Reminds me of New Orleans.

Janie said...

Beautiful steamboat. I'd love to take a ride on it. The anchor is interesting too, and a great A choice.

Maria Berg said...

That is a BIG Anker only Pippi Longstocking can take it!!!
/MB

I did Z by misstake this week and that post is up.

Müge Tekil said...

I like very much those old river steamboats and Liberty Belle is a perfect piece! Have a nice Wednesday!

m_m said...

I like this red turbine!

Martha in PA said...

I think I must make a trip there as well... very cool!

Mara said...

I do wonder about the amount of strength needed to pull up one of those anchors.

Ai Shiang said...

James, I have visited many "daily photo" style blogs. I mean to say this but keep forgetting. Somehow your pictures are very "clean cut". I like them. Do you stand there and think how you are going to compose the pictures or you just snap them without thinking much?

Between, good job. I like the 1st picture. Good dimension.

Pam said...

Seeing the beautiful steamboat reminds me of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' by Mark Twain. I enjoyed that story and always wanted to ride on a steamboat up the Mississippi River.
James your photos are supercalifragilistic :D

Grace and Bradley said...

Af, second post of anchor. Beautiful river boat! Thanks for sharing.

Buck said...

Liberty Belle is gorgeous! The second photo with the anchor superimposed over the ship is very artistic.

Ebie said...

I blog here.
Hi James, did you know that there's almost like this in the Long Beach Harbor? The steamboat is used for Mystery and dinner cruises.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour James!
Great idea for this theme! All pictures are perfect and the second one has the boat like a nice detail!Very creative!
God bless you
Léia :)

Tash said...

Really beautiful steamboat. A bit far north for it? Anchor is a perfect A.

Clara said...

That's a huge anchor! And a great idea for A.

Ackworth born said...

Like Rune you've anchored in for this round of ABC - great photo

namaki said...

nice pictures ... bravo for the A ....

Kcalpesh said...

AWESOME PLACE AND SOME REALLY NICE PICTURES jAMES! tHANKS FOR SHARING!

Jay said...

I love the picture of the steamboat! They are so beautiful and stately .. but looking at it I began to wonder if they were seen this way when they first began to ply your wide rivers? Or did people consider them ugly and intrusive?

Interesting that the anchor should be painted white. The ones on display over here are usually painted black. Are they ever white when in use?

Roger Owen Green said...

Wow, just came across your blog. I love mysteries (WHY is that anchor there?)

Maria Berg said...

Thank you for the help now I have AURA, MB

RuneE said...

That was no small anchor! It ought to hold several of those ships.

Rose said...

I enjoy these old steamboats; this one reminds me of ones I've been on, on the Mississippi. Thanks for sharing today!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Wow! I miss this! Very sorry James.