The Tree Study Continues: Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary

The Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary is set in rural Northeast Pennsylvania at the edge of the historic village of White Mills. On the grounds is also the Dorflinger Glass Museum and you may also visit some of the original Dorflinger factory buildings in the village. But for now, lets look at a tree photograph taken in the Sanctuary.

Dorflinger-Suydam Tree Study No. 1

Dorflinger-Suydam Tree Study No. 1

A Floating Train Down the Intracoastal

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.

Dredge Brunswick Coming Down The Intracoastal Waterway

Dredge Brunswick Coming Down The Intracoastal Waterway 

Tugboat Pulling Dredge Pipe, Skull Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC

Tugboat Pulling Dredge Pipe, Skull Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC

Pulling And Pushing Around The Winding Cannel Of the Intracoastal Waterway

Pulling And Pushing Around The Winding Cannel Of the Intracoastal Waterway

Sad Fate For A Boat

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.

Dianie, Grounded In Jarvis Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC

Dianie, Grounded In Jarvis Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC