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Jenn 30 July 2009 03:36 PM

Big Ship Meets Coastal Park
Comment: This can't be real, can it? I'm guessing it's two photos edited together, but if you could find more info I'd be grateful.

A Turtle Named Mack 30 July 2009 03:58 PM

Although the land portion does not look familiar, something very similar can be seen in Muskegon, Michigan. The port is built on Lake Muskegon and has access for ocean-going ships via a short (a mile or two) canal that leads to Lake Michigan, which connects to the ocean via the St. Laurence Seaway. There are public beaches and parks along the Lake Michigan shore and the edge of the canal, with a channel dug out so the ships can safely get to the canal. You can see ships coming in next to the parks that are every bit as close to the beach and the parks as this one shows.

And while this may not be at Muskegon, it is the sort of thing you would see anywhere you have a narrow channel/canal cut through from a big body of water to a sheltered inland port, so there is nothing inherently suspicious of this picture - they just have used perspective to crop out the canal to the left.

DemonWolf 30 July 2009 04:04 PM

If the sea spray was enough to reach the pop of the ship, would the little town get flooded?

BoKu 30 July 2009 04:20 PM

I think I remember that photo from; if so it's legit.

ETA: Got it! She's the Pasha Bulker aground at Newcastle, Australia. Here's a nice overview photo from the cargolaw site:

Singing in the Drizzle 30 July 2009 08:15 PM

Those ships do not look big on the water with noting to compare it to. When something that is about 100 feet wide, 80 feet tall and around 700 feet long washes a shore. surrounding thing begin to look small.

Just found some specs on wikipedia.

The Pasha Bulker was built in 2006 by Sasebo Heavy Industries Co., and sails under the flag of Panama as a flag of convenience. It is 225 m (738 ft) in length with a beam of 32.2 m (105.6 ft) and a cargo hold capacity (grain) of 90,911 cubic metres (3,210,492 cu ft).

TuFurg 31 July 2009 04:26 AM

Might just be me, but due to the cropping the first pic just looks way wrong. Very odd perspective but the second photo removes any doubt. interesting pics to view side by side, very different but very much the same.

Troberg 31 July 2009 06:13 AM

What's the little red arrow to the left in the second picture trying to point out?

One-Fang 31 July 2009 09:37 PM

The orange triangle? Looks to me like it's part of the picture.

Biggles 31 July 2009 11:28 PM


Originally Posted by Troberg (Post 1012102)
What's the little red arrow to the left in the second picture trying to point out?

If you look carefully you will see more of them.

The port of Newcastle is to the left of the picture, and the triangles are used as "transits" for navigation when exiting the port. Line up two of the relevant transits, and you are on the correct course.

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