These men are waiting for the first of over 100 plus tons of new machinery for “Americas Finest”, wow! And she will still float! The engine, gear box and generator. For you purists the last image is a copy of… Continue Reading →
Lately when I walk throughout the ship, one thing keeps coming to mind. This is either a pipe fitters dream or nightmare. The image is the view where the engine will be placed underneath the temporary boards you see. This next image… Continue Reading →
Looking NW at the new additions to the stern (back end) of, “Americas Finest”. Next image is the welders view of the inner section of the bow that is under construction and will be sealed. You can see all the… Continue Reading →
Looking down to the newly added bulbous nose, lower section of the bow. I noticed how she, “Americas Finest” is slowly moving closer and closer to the water, a natural migration I’m sure. The next image is from the immediate upper… Continue Reading →
Above image is a culmination of recent major additions which include pilothouse, bulbous nose section of the bow and the crowning achievement, the mast head! The following are differing images of the newly installed mast head from afar to closeup.
Follow the installation of the Bulbous Nose (Ice Breaker) on, “Fishermans Finest” bow!
Ice Breaker! Bulbous Nose…actually is constructed upside down for obvious reasons. And next image is a side view with a hole in the right for the bow thruster. Facing north is the recently placed pilot house viewed from the busy… Continue Reading →
Here she goes, the pilothouse, the ships nerve center. Follow its journey from the ground to its final resting place on top of, “Americas Finest”. And here it is! In all it’s glory…
The pilotHouse has just left here (The Big House i.e.. fab shop) in the wee hours of the morning and headed for the main shipyard to meet up with its destined place, on top of, “Americas Finest”. Follow her short… Continue Reading →
Wheel House, (bridge, pilothouse) with a fresh coat of paint on her is set to roll out and over to the ship yard to be lifted up onto, ” Americas Finest “. Here are some of the skilled men that… Continue Reading →