Project – Around the Harbour (#6 Floating Wreck)

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The fact that this skeleton of a ship is still afloat is amazing.

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One man was busy working away in the bowels of the wreck, watched by an interested colleague.

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At first I assumed he was fixing it up (a truly Herculean task!)

Until I saw him take a chainsaw to the hull. At which point I figured he was probably dismantling it one rotten piece at a time.

Olympus OM2 (n)

OM Zuiko 35mm/f2.8 + 85mm/f2.0

Ilford FP4 Plus/D76 1:1

6 comments

  1. Russ says:

    I like the way his mate is watching from the safety of the harbour wall.

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  2. Poor old ship…. It’s good you was able to take these photos before she’s gone forever. But maybe this guy is able to make miracles happen?!

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  3. Chloe says:

    i’d be too scared to step onto that boat, well, what’s left of it at least

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    • John Pickles says:

      At one point the guy on the boat was hammering out lumps of wood from the very bottom of the hull. I almost thought he was trying to put a hole in it! Yeah, I wouldn’t get on board either!

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