After all the photos I took, I've tried to arrange them in some order based on various topics I found interesting.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Old men ought to be explorers Here and there does not matter We must be still and still moving Into another intensity For a further union, a deeper communion
The action is not only in the still photos but in short video clips. Below is a sample of loading and unloading segments I captured while I was watching the building of the Ravenel Bridge.
Video From November and December 2003:
May 30 Docking: Use the vertical supports of the new bridge ramp to measure movement of the cargo ship as it is pushed (by tug) up to the dock.
October 12, 2003: Delivery of additional loaders
A view of the growing bridge pylons
April 2, 2005: A view of the loading machines - not unlike a small herd of camels
Maersk Sealand Shipping
Passing in the day: Incoming and Outgoing Ships
The Charleston Harbor, site of great activity for loading and unloading cargo ships, is located next to the Cooper River Bridge. The bridge crosses the Cooper River, a major shipping lane for the Port of Charleston. Here is a view of loading a ship and a movie (quicktime) of the loading and unloading process.
Left: attaching a (blue)cargo container for loading. Right: About a minute later, the (blue) cargo container is being positioned on the ship. Click image for a full frame
A quiet helper
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C. Frank Starmer