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The Largest Container Ship to Dock in the U.S.
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It was not the best of conditions for photos but, this is the largest container ship to dock in the U.S. -- I really had no choice.
2016-4-29
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nigelbrinkmann
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Nice one, the ship is only half full...or is it half empty??
2016-4-29
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DJI-Paladin
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Nice video but I think the weather is not so good
2016-4-30
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GB44
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Nice Vid.

Don't think the ship will be in use much if thats all it is going to carry.  Probably going to cost more to run the ship.  Hard to believe how these container ships stay afloat when fully laiden.

Sometimes its a refreshing change to see some different weather shots.  Whats that small island towards the end of the video ?
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nigelbrinkmann Posted at 2016-4-30 14:26
Nice one, the ship is only half full...or is it half empty??

Thanks!

I was shocked to see her so lightly loaded..
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DJI-Paladin Posted at 2016-4-30 17:22
Nice video but I think the weather is not so good

Thanks!  

I was lucky to get the shot. I almost turned around went home. It was raining pretty steady up until 10 minutes before I began shooting.

If you look at  the opening shot of the bridge (at the tower) you can see a rain drop hits the lens.




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GB44 Posted at 2016-4-30 17:48
Nice Vid.

Don't think the ship will be in use much if thats all it is going to carry.  Probably goi ...

Thanks!

This was only the 3rd visit to the U.S. for the Benjamin Franklin. She received heavy media coverage on her first visit and showed being fully loaded.
The small island is Alcatraz, famous or infamous, depending on point of view/time-frame.
To me Alcatraz is most notable for its use as a Federal Prison 1933 - 1963
2016-4-30
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Very cool....  Thanks for sharing

Rich
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doctrrf Posted at 2016-5-1 03:59
Thanks!

This was only the 3rd visit to the U.S. for the Benjamin Franklin. She was heavily covered ...

I thought it was Alcatraz when I seen it, but just thought I would wait for confirmation rather than perhaps upset you with something that may have been wrong.

The island looks closer to the mainland than what I visualised.  Makes you think that those convicts who did escape in the 60's may very well have made it to the mainland in their home made dingy made of raincoats.  Very ingenious.

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GB44 Posted at 2016-5-1 10:24
I thought it was Alcatraz when I seen it, but just thought I would wait for confirmation rather th ...

They do look close. It must be swimmable, a friend of mine swam the Irish channel, just over 20 miles, at some points the tide was moving over 8 knots so I'm sure it must be possible to swim that.

Sorry, bit off topic there!
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Very interesting and very large!
2016-5-2
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markaguille Posted at 2016-5-1 08:34
They do look close. It must be swimmable, a friend of mine swam the Irish channel, just over 20 mi ...

Yes, it is swimmable. The 'Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon' is coming up in June. I believe drones were used in filming the event last year.
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-4-30 21:29
Very cool....  Thanks for sharing

Rich

Thank you!
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rodger Posted at 2016-5-2 04:57
Very interesting and very large!

1300 feet long, 177 feet wide.
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doctrrf Posted at 2016-5-2 22:00
1300 feet long, 177 feet wide.

Like an Aircraft Carrier.
2016-5-3
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bad ass ship man
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