Yes, the latest edition of John Van Horn Photo, has hit the news stands… well it is available at Blurb. Spring 2015, The Harbor, Savannah, GA: photographs of the harbor from various points along the shore and on the water.
I seem to always be chasing something… interesting. Today it was a tug boat pushing a barge, fun series of photos and so am posting one of the first.
As I left the dock a few days ago, I was amazed to see not one, but two floating train like tows coming down the Intracoastal Waterway. The first was a tug pulling a large dredge and its support materials and the second was another tug pulling the dredge’s pipe. Along with the tugs pulling were smaller push boats helping the lengthy tows around the winding channel.
I have photographed the two shrimp boats that ran aground in Jarvis Creek on Hilton Head Island several times. They could not be salvaged and are now being broken up and hauled away. The Lady Essie was already gone when I made one more trip up the creek to photograph the Dianie. Even with fairly high water, I almost ran aground in this tricky channel, and I only need about two feet to stay afloat. I was however able to get fairly close to the boat. It is a sad sight, the loss of a shrimp boat and the demise of someone’s livelihood.
I have been posting a photo for everyday here for six months. It has been enjoyable and a way to keep up somewhat with my photo editing. However, I have been overtaken with some other fun projects and have decided to reallocate my time. I will be updating the blog here on a more irregular basis to provide information on my latest projects.
Like boating… John Van Horn
It is a hard way to make a living in today’s world!
I took another trip up Jarvis Creek to see the Lady Essie. Her appearance changes with the tide and the water is continuing the pull her apart.
This is another low tide photo, this time of the Dianie.
As I stated earlier, I wanted to return at low tide and did at dead low, just as the tide was changing in slack water. It is apparent from this photo why the boats from the earlier posts ran aground. With my small boat, I did not feel comfortable venturing any closer.
I want to return to this wreck and the one on the previous post at low tide and get another perspective of them lying in the flats. Low tide compared to these photos would probably expose another four to five feet of the wrecks. The problem is that I do not want to join them aground at low tide!