Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rusty Dry Dock has sailed into the sunset!

Over the years I made a few pictures of the dry dock and now it's gone!

From the SF Chronicle, Dec 14, 2002 -
“The floating dry dock that ended up stranded on Yerba Buena Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay like a beached whale has been quietly towed away to an uncertain future.
The dry dock, which is 650 feet long and cannot move under its own power,
got loose from its San Francisco dock in the last big storm Nov. 7 and wound up on the island after a strange night time voyage across the bay.
Last Sunday, a salvage company hired by the port of San Francisco, which owns the craft, towed it to Pier 96, on the southern San Francisco waterfront.”
Since then it has been sitting quietly at the quay in Islais Creek rusting and flaking away. I started making photographs “on board’ 10 years ago - all the rest were made this spring (2010) from the opposite wharf and from my kayak.

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