Tuesday, August 30, 2016

North Star Yacht

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

While I was looking at the antique engines on display, I couldn't help but notice this yacht coming in to dock.  Mystic Seaport has dockage facilities for boats and yachts of all sizes.  This is the North Star, approximately 126 feet long with room for 12 passengers in 5 staterooms.   I'm not sure if it is available for charter or not.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Model Engine

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

Not all the engines on display were antiques in the true sense of the word.  The were many miniature models of steam engines on display.  It was obvious a lot of workmanship went into these models.  Although modeled after steam engines, they were being run using compressed air instead.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

More engines

Some engines looked in pretty good shape, and were ready to run......

Some are definitely works in progress.....

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Packard Engine

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

This engine was built by the Packard Motor Car Co. of Detroit, Michigan around 1940.  The engine has 12 cylinders and generates 1300 HP.  Three of these engines would provide  power for the US Navy's  Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats during World War II.   This engine was operating and created quite a roar when throttled up.  

Friday, August 26, 2016

No Steam

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

One one the highlights of the Antique Marine Engine Expo is seeing these old steam engines in operation.  Unfortunately, when I attended the expo, these engines weren't operating.  The steam truck was right next to this building ready to generate steam for these guys.  I guess timing is everything. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

It's only fitting that if you have some antique marine engines and perhaps an antique boat, that you would need an antique car to tow them all around.  This Chevy looked in fine shape.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

You might have to search back a year or two ago, but I'm pretty sure this particular engine was featured in this blog.  This 4-cylinder diesel engine weighs in at approximately 10 tons, and generates 135 horsepower at 325 RPM.  An engine like this would be used to power a fishing boat.  This particular engine was built at Oakland, CA in 1941, and was salvaged from a fishing boat that sank at a dock in Seattle.  It is one of a few dozen Atlas Imperials still in working condition.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Antique Marine Engines

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

A few of the many antique marine engines on display are seen here.  I've attended this expo in years past, and it's always neat to see these old engines run.  Many are in working condition and often are for sale to collectors.  I felt that this year, the number of engines on display was far fewer than in years past.  Still they were all interesting to look at. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

1931 Ford Model A Pick Up Truck

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

I found this antique pick up truck, tucked behind the some of the antique marine engines on display during the annual Antique Marine Engine Expo held at Mystic Seaport.  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Newport Beach House

Middletown, RI  2016

The newly renovated Newport Beach House is actually in Middletown, RI right across the border from Newport.  It's a venue ideal for wedding receptions and other formal types of gatherings.  

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hotel Viking

Newport, RI  2016

I did not stay at the Hotel Viking, but I have it on pretty good authority that it is a fine place to stay if you ever visit Newport, RI.   It has a very classic,  look to it.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer Flowers

Newport, RI

I'm sure there are others out there much more knowledgable  than I who can identify these flowers.  I'm a chemist, not at botanist.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I'm Published!

I certainly don't do this blog for any fame and even less so for any fortune.  It's strictly a hobby and a way to share some of my photography.  I have some loyal followers, and what I would call a very modest number of page views according to the analytics.  Still, I'm always surprised when people contact me outside of commenting on Blogger about some of the photos I post.  Such was the case about 8 months or so ago when I received and email from a Mr Kent Fuller.  Kent had come across my blog in doing research for a book he was planning to publish featuring images of the Mystic, CT area.  He asked if he could include some of my photos in his book, which is part of a series of books, published by Arcadia Publishing entitled "Images of Modern America".  Of course, I was flattered that he asked, so I sent him a number of images taken around the Mystic area.  The book was published in July, and included the two images below which also appeared in this blog.

Mystic, CT  2016

More information about the book and be found here.  You never know who might find and read your blog.  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Odd Building

Norwich, CT  2016

Ok, I'm back after a brief hiatus which was a little longer than I hoped.  I'm hoping to resume regular blog operations this week.  I came across this building in Norwich and thought it looked kind of odd situated on the corner such as it is.  A little research determined that fairly recently it housed an auto body/collision repair business.  It doesn't look like it's used much now though.  

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Safe Harbor

Mystic, CT  2016

The photography gods have conspired against me lately and have kept me from taking fresh pictures to share with all my followers.  I'm going to take a break for the weekend  and will return with regular posts next week.  As always, thanks for looking and I hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016