Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Position: Alongside Leicht Park, Green Bay
Ship’s work Wednesday:
Paintings lots of bits & pieces
Clean quarter deck
Set up ship for public boarding
Ship’s work Thursday:
Penetrol quarter deck
Sanding & painting
Hoist ANN onto dock
Thorough clean of ship after yesterday’s dust storm
USCG inspection. Another lot of very impressed inspectors.
Up and overs with new hands
All drills and emergency stations
Weather Thursday: Partly cloudy and hot with a gentle to moderate southerly breeze
Captain’s Comments: Around 2000 Wednesday a front with 40-kt winds from the North hit with no warning and turned the area into a dust bowl with very restricted visibility. Dust came from adjacent gravel area and bulk facilities. We were tied up well, so no worries.
A sizeable floating dock broke loose upstream and came hurtling down the river at 6 knots (the water was pushed upstream by the strong northerlies and rushed out after the winds came back into the south). Quite a spectacle. The Coast Guard had their hands full corralling the tearaway.