We’ve had visitors in this weekend (and last) and we spent some time talking about our vacation in Astoria – in particular, the boats we saw passing our hotel. We were reminded of one that is really indescribable – so I’m putting up the photos.
If I recall correctly, John noticed this first, and exclaimed in surprise that a building was being towed downriver….
On closer inspection, the situation really did not clarify itself. What is this thing? Where is it going? What is it doing, being towed out to sea?
But regardless of the boat-building confusion that was never resolved (we really should have looked at the ship schedule while we had the chance), the tugboat was cool.
Or is it a towboat, since it’s got the flat front and two protruding pushing-bars? I think that tow boat is the correct term, but I can’t remember. Anyone?