Tug John Purves

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 22 November 2013 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The Jon Purves is a BIG tug - 149 feet (almost 50 meters). She was built in 1919 as an ocean-going tug, and was purchased in 1956 and moved to the Great Lakes. In 2003, she was donated to the Door County Maritime Museum (in Sturgeon Bay WI). More than 27,000 volunteer hours were invested to bring the tug back to her glory days of the 1960s.

I find it interesting that officially the boat is referred to as "she" even with a male name. She is open for tours, though not during the hours were passing by, so I had to be content with shore-side photos.

For more info see:
http://www.dcmm.org/sturgeon-bay-museum/tug-john-purves/

SONY DSLR-A700 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 200 36 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Footloose Ferret from Central Florida, United States

A nice image with no distractions - the contrast of the colors grabs the viewer's attention.

22 Nov 2013 3:15pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the image you composed from shore side. Nice capture of the quality of the restored tug. I'm glad it now has an indefinite life and people can enjoy inspecting it. Too bad the hours didn't fit you itinerary,

22 Nov 2013 4:02pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle bouée blanche sur la paroi rouge sueprbe.
amitié

22 Nov 2013 4:27pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This red just pops.

22 Nov 2013 5:27pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

EXCELLENT ! very very great job ! Simple and perfect!

22 Nov 2013 6:08pm

Steyn from Portland, United States

Perfect composure, great color contrast .. very attractive image ..!

22 Nov 2013 6:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A lovely composition! I like the colors and the light that is glowing.

22 Nov 2013 10:02pm

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Magnífica captura de esta imagen, del remolcador
restaurado, Que surcará de nuevo las aguas para
alegría de los habitantes del lugar y los turistas.
Maravilloso color y luz y hermoso relato... Buen
fin de semana.

23 Nov 2013 5:01am

danthro from Suburbia, United States

i like the way you've framed this. makes me want to go for a ride.

23 Nov 2013 5:10am

jean pierre from paris, France

beau cadrage et joli rouge!! amitiés

23 Nov 2013 8:49am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A nice shore side capture !! I like the frame and color a lot. Fine notes, especially the name, perhaps the Mrs. Purves called the shots, or behind every great tug boat there is .. I'd like to see that engine room !!

23 Nov 2013 10:59pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A classic color-impact shot - like this lots.

25 Nov 2013 8:06am

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent compo and crop, powerful vivid red !!!

26 Nov 2013 11:09am

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