Posts Tagged ‘floating’

Here’s the East Bay’s Giant “Left Coast Lifter,” Or What’s Left of It, After The Big Barge Went to New York

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

So the barge was the Left Coast Lifter and not the crane part?

As seen just a couple months ago in Oakland:

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Here’s What Our Massive “Left Coast Lifter” Barge Crane is Doing These Days: Nothing – Soon, Off to NYC?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Could be:

“The massive crane is expected to be used during construction of the New Tappan Zee Bridge, a replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River in New York State by Tappan Zee Constructors, a consortium of companies that includes American Bridge Company.”

As she appeared last week:

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Is Somebody Pouring Bleach into the Lily Pond in Golden Gate Park? Sure Looks That Way – Bye Bye Froggies

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The invasive frog-fighting Breaking Bad-style tents are gone from our Lily Pond and now we’re left with this:

Are those empty bleach bottles being used as floaters?

Sure looks that way.

Oh, here you go, just inside the fence which surrounds the pond now

They’re using bleach to kill something, right?

Last I heard, they were trying to kill tadpoles, but I don’t know if tadpoles even exist in November.

Anyway, those Fish and Gamers might finally be winning this battle…

Better Know Your Local, Historic, U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers: “Rum, Vodka, Wiskey” Aboard Alameda’s USS Hornet (CV-12)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The previous U.S.S Hornet (CV-8) made it about a year before being sunk in WWII, so the Navy recycled the name for CV-12, the museum ship we have berthed in Alameda these days.

That’s your Lesson of the Day.

Now, pour yourself a drink:

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The Giant Floating Jelly-Belly Jelly Beans of Our Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Hotel

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Here’s my offering of a shot from back in the day, from back when the Hyatt at Embarcadero Five had giant jelly bean art hanging about:…

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…but here’s a better effort.

Come back, come back, sometime, oh great Jelly Bellies!

The Giant “Left Coast Lifter” Floating Crane was 100% Made in China, So That’s Why It’s Painted Red, White, and Blue

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

This thing is straight outta Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, but it’s the biggest red-white-and-blue whatever that you’ll ever see:

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These days it’s just hanging out in the East Bay, looking for work, as many others are.

When will it be moved, when will it get used again?

Nobody knows…

A Seagull Tries to Eat a Snapple Bottle on San Francisco Bay

Friday, December 12th, 2008

[UPDATE: In other news, a Great Blue Heron in Golden Gate Park thinks a beer can is a fish...]

This hungry gull on San Francisco Bay made quite an effort to take a chunk out of an empty floating Snapple bottle. (Birds get confused when things show up in their environment that their ancestors didn’t evolve with, of course)

The problem with recapping your empty glass bottle and tossing it into the Pacific is that the thing is going to float forever and end up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or someplace like that.

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