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Voyage Update: Rhode Island Stop Over

Photo by Rod Smith

 After departing Brewer, Maine at 0830 hours on March 26th, the Emma Foss and her barge, the Columbia Boston steamed at eight and a half knots down the coast of Maine and Massachusetts.  The vessels got as far as Narragansett Bay before bad weather forced the six-man crew to put into port for an extended layover.  Rod Smith, the webmaster of the online journal Narragansett Bay Shipping dot Com, chronicled the stop-over with his Canon digital camera and 400 mm lens.  He says the tug and barge loomed out of the fog on Saturday, passing the Castle Hill Light and the Rose Island Light, before continuing beneath the lengthy span of the Newport Bridge.  The vessels passed beside two decommissioned aircraft carriers, the Forrestal and the Saratoga, before docking at one of the old aircraft carrier piers at the car terminal in Davisville, Rhode Island.  The terminal is where imported cars enter the country.  The modules and crew stayed tied up at the pier, waiting out the bad weather until Tuesday, March 31st.  The Emma Foss towed her cargo away from the pier shortly after ten o'clock in the morning.  Smith last saw the vessels at around 12:30 p.m. as they skirted Block Island on the way to the open ocean.

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Emma Foss arriving in Narragansett Bay March 28th, 2009:

Emma Foss tied up at Davisville, Rhode Island, in Narragansett Bay, waiting out the bad weather on March 30th, 2009:

Emma Foss departing Narragansett Bay bound for Port Arthur, Texas, on March 31st, 2009:










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