Since we are getting ready to leave dry dock right now, I figure I’ll post a few pictures to give you an idea of what’s been taking place here since we went high and dry.
A little background on the ship.
We’re 240’ feet long, 58 feet wide, big, red, and heavy as hell.
So, with that in mind, I’ll get to the photo’s.
This is the side view of the Mackinaw out of the water. Most people never get to see something like this. Since there aren’t people in this picture, it’s difficult to give you an idea of how big she really is.
This is a view from the ground of her up on the blocks. It’s actually a somewhat scary sight when you are right there. 440,000 long tons up on cement blocks. It’s even work when you crawl underneath her.
All I can really say here is “Dang, she has a nice butt.”
The ship uses something called an AZIPOD for propulsion. How big are these things? MONSTEROUS!
They crank out 4460 horse power a piece.
In relation to one of these, I’m tiny.
See? Told ya.
This right here is the bow thruster. It’s the entire reason we are here in the first place. The ice-knife assembly on the left there is actually made up of 117 hand cut and hand welded pieces. It’s the only one of its kind in existence.
And here is a picture of the ship at night. I thought it was kind of cool, so I figured I’d share.
Honestly, this is all there is for this post. I hope you enjoyed seeing the boat, a little of what we experienced while stuck out here in sturgeon bay.
However, this post is being finished right now, because we are underway and I want to go eat lunch.