Photos of Evansville storm and LST

Photos of Evansville storm and LST

Joined: December 18th, 2004, 5:09 pm

February 13th, 2008, 6:27 pm #1


Side streets in Evansville are still very bad, but major arteries are improving. You can get around town today. Conditions at Marina Pointe still very bad. The parking lot is an ice rink. The trucks have been down and shoveled the parking lot, but the ice is so thick it has done very little good. Gangways and deck of ship have ice coating over snow. It is a real adventure getting from your car to the office, let alone the ship.

These photos were taken this morning -- Thursday, Feb. 13, 2008.
























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Joined: June 27th, 2005, 1:26 am

February 13th, 2008, 8:16 pm #2

hanging over the river cam lens also... looked fairly good sized. Nice pics, thanks for sharing! Good to see someone else has some of this ice also!
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Joined: December 20th, 2006, 7:02 pm

February 13th, 2008, 9:08 pm #3

Side streets in Evansville are still very bad, but major arteries are improving. You can get around town today. Conditions at Marina Pointe still very bad. The parking lot is an ice rink. The trucks have been down and shoveled the parking lot, but the ice is so thick it has done very little good. Gangways and deck of ship have ice coating over snow. It is a real adventure getting from your car to the office, let alone the ship.

These photos were taken this morning -- Thursday, Feb. 13, 2008.























Thank You for the nice cooling affect pictures. It is 74 degrees here in Sunny Surprise AZ. Hope I am helping to warm all of you up. Rocky
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Joined: February 16th, 2007, 3:23 am

February 13th, 2008, 10:07 pm #4

That helped a lot. We'll send you some ice and snow. After all what are friends for!!!
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Joined: December 18th, 2004, 5:09 pm

February 13th, 2008, 10:41 pm #5

Thank You for the nice cooling affect pictures. It is 74 degrees here in Sunny Surprise AZ. Hope I am helping to warm all of you up. Rocky
. . . smart aleck with bad legs.
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Joined: September 20th, 2006, 1:23 pm

February 13th, 2008, 10:46 pm #6

Thank You for the nice cooling affect pictures. It is 74 degrees here in Sunny Surprise AZ. Hope I am helping to warm all of you up. Rocky
It only got up to 55 degrees here in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Joined: December 18th, 2004, 5:09 pm

February 14th, 2008, 8:11 pm #7

Side streets in Evansville are still very bad, but major arteries are improving. You can get around town today. Conditions at Marina Pointe still very bad. The parking lot is an ice rink. The trucks have been down and shoveled the parking lot, but the ice is so thick it has done very little good. Gangways and deck of ship have ice coating over snow. It is a real adventure getting from your car to the office, let alone the ship.

These photos were taken this morning -- Thursday, Feb. 13, 2008.























A ice and snow work crew reported for duty today (Thursday). The crew succeeded in chipping away a walkway down to the ship, and they cleared both gangways. Still there is a great deal of ice -- the sun helped, but not as much as we had hoped.

Thanks to a great work crew of (alphabetical order):

Ray Cashen
Larry Hahn
Don Hardesty
Larry Knox
Ken Kramer
Bob Pointer
Sam Richey
Dick Scheller

Here are photos:







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Joined: February 16th, 2007, 3:23 am

February 14th, 2008, 9:04 pm #8

for a GREAT job. We know what a job it was to do. We still can't find out drive way in Jasper. We appreciate all your help.
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

February 15th, 2008, 6:44 pm #9

A ice and snow work crew reported for duty today (Thursday). The crew succeeded in chipping away a walkway down to the ship, and they cleared both gangways. Still there is a great deal of ice -- the sun helped, but not as much as we had hoped.

Thanks to a great work crew of (alphabetical order):

Ray Cashen
Larry Hahn
Don Hardesty
Larry Knox
Ken Kramer
Bob Pointer
Sam Richey
Dick Scheller

Here are photos:






Excellent photos....just think if you where in the North Atlantic 1943...5" of ice, -30 degrees, 30 mph head winds, with 5 foot seas.

Trivia
The topside decks of the 325 equal approximately 16,400 square feet (plus or minus). If ice accumulated an average of 1 inch thick topside, the 325 will weight an additional 42.5 TONS. Now, if snow covers the ice, and whether the snow is light/dry type or the more heavier/wet, the 325's weight will increase even more. For example five (5) inches of mixed ice (1") and 2" Light and 2" heavy snow will cause the 325 to weight 75 TONS more.
Captain’s worried about the ice and snow accumulation when transiting the north Atlantic during WW II with their war cargo…furthermore, the higher the ice and snow accumulated (settled) on the bow, gun mounts, stern or superstructure, the greater the ship's loss of buoyancy and her righting-arm stability. In short, a ship could capsize quickly.

Bravo Zulu to the deck force crew for getting that white off the deck.

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Joined: August 15th, 2007, 9:55 pm

February 15th, 2008, 8:49 pm #10

Bin there,done that! I was on the M/V Arctic Sealer in 1957 when we picked
up about an inch and a half of radial ice. We very worried as there was
a H-19 chopper on the stern. Took all hands with hammers and steam lines
to finally get the ice cleared. Somewhere I have a photo that I will try to
dig up.

Bob
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