Sailing To New York City

Transiting The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (continued)

The story continues after a few pages of pictures.

After more than an hour of relatively boring motoring, we neared the Chesapeake City bridge, and look what's coming around the corner—some traffic! The huge ship barely fit under the tall bridge, and it looks like he's taking up the whole waterway.

Guess who has the right of way? This is one situation where "might makes right", since he's big enough to squash us without the slightest effort. Jerome reduced the throttle to near idle and steered to the right side of the waterway, well out of the channel. If we stay far enough out of the channel, he couldn't hit us if he tried, because the water would be too shallow and he'd run aground.

The Atlantic Compass passes us in the narrow waterway. Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.  

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