"USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) is the United States' largest and most technologically advanced icebreaker. She is classified as a medium icebreaker by the U.S. Coast Guard. She is homeported in Seattle, Washington and was commissioned in 1999. On September 5, 2015, USCGC Healy became the first unaccompanied United States surface vessel to reach the North Pole. The current Commanding Officer is Captain Jason Hamilton. Captain Hamilton assumed command of Healy in May, 2015." Wikipedia
|United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy|
USA's largest Icebreaker
Jan 13th 8:12 AM
|USCG Healy and a Washington State Ferry|
Slow speed race into Elliott Bay?
|Matson Container Ship|
Jan 13th 7:27 AM
Below, fishing vessel Arctic Storm just after sunset on Wednesday, January 11th. More info on this ship is here.
|Arctic Storm Fishing Vessel|
Jan 11th 4:44 PM
Skywatch this past week ...
|Clear as a bell morning.|
Jan 12th 7:12 AM
Seattle, Mt Rainier in the distance.
|Full "Wolf" Moon setting behind the Olympic Mtns|
Jan 12th 7:32 AM
First Full Moon of 2017
|Port of Seattle at Dawn|
Jan 12th 7:16 AM
Postcards for the Weekend ...
This week's theme at Postcards for the Weekend is "Transportation -- Other than trains or trams." Here are a couple of old cards from our collection featuring transportation in and around Yellowstone National Park by stagecoach. Check out PFTW for more neat postcards and thanks to Maria for hosting!
The card below documents some interesting history for those interested in Yellowstone. The card is a real photograph made into a postcard. At lower right there is a line of printing: "Gov. B Odell and party leaving Monida for Yellowstone Park." We did a search for "Gov B Odell" and found Benjamin Odell was the 34th Governor of New York State, serving 1901 - 1904. A little more searching revealed two mentions of his trip to Yellowstone in July, 1903, and thanks to the New York Times TimeMachine we can share the newspaper clips below the card. In 1903 the primary way for tourists to visit YNP was via railroad to a stop near the Park and then into and through the Park via stagecoach.
|Stagecoach to Yellowstone Park|
This type of poscard is called a "real photo card"
|From NYT TimeMachine|
July 2, 1903
|From NYT TimeMachine|
July 23, 1903
The horses on these old postcards reminded us to link up with Eileen's Saturday's Critters. View all kinds of critters on Saturday's Critters. Thanks to Eileen for hosting!
One more card shows a coach rolling through the Park.
|No. 61, A Wylie Coach|
Photo by W S Berry, Gardiner, Montana
W S Berry published several YNP Postcards
Closing thought ...
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.