Originally built in 1978 by the Sun Shipbuilding Company in Chester Pennsylvania as the TONSINA for the Keystone Shipping Company, the ship is now owned by Seariver Maritime Inc. and named KODIAK.The ship is one of the earliest double hulled crude oil tankers built for the Trans Alaska Pipeline System trade. Her keel was laid down in the second year of pipeline construction and she was completed a year after the pipeline opened.
Admeasured at 64,329 gross tons and 39,583 net tons, she is capable of carrying 124,643 deadweight tons of crude oil. She has an overall length of 869 feet, a beam of 136 feet and draws 55 feet of water when loaded to her maximum deadweight capacity.
The ship is propelled by a General Electric cross compounded steam turbine driving double reduction gears delivering 30,000 horsepower to her single propeller shaft. She is capable of making 17 knots. (Marine Exchange of Alaska)
The enormousness of the Kodiak’s size is emphasized when compared to a kayak
Modern kayaks have evolved into specialized types that may be broadly categorized according to their application as sea or touring kayaks, whitewater (or river) kayaks, surf kayaks, racing kayaks, fishing kayaks,and recreational kayaks.
In recent decades, kayak design has proliferated to a point where the only broadly accepted denominator for them is their being designed mainly for paddling using a kayak paddle featuring two blades i.e. ‘kayak paddle’. However, even this inclusive definition is being challenged by other means of human powered propulsion, such as foot activated pedal drives combined with rotating or sideways moving propellers, electric motors, and even outboard motors.
Kayaks are long—19 feet (5.8 m), short—6 feet (1.8 m), wide—42 inches (110 cm), or as narrow as the paddler’s hips. They accommodate 1-3 or more paddlers/riders, and typically weigh between 20 lbs. – 80 lbs.
My friend demonstrated the concept of scale. Kodiak:Kayak
Accentuated with some Zoom, Zoom lens trickery!
Weekly Photo Challenge: October 11 ,2017 |”Scale“