One Eighteen, pilot with camera

OneEighteen Dolphins at sunset

Thanks to gCaptain for leading me to the Flickr pages of a Houston ship pilot who is also a fine photographer. Unfortunately he doesn’t aim his camera around the bridges much, excepting a few like this shot of a Turkish captain (is that a periscope in front of the helmsman?). But, wow, his marine sets are sure worth browsing (don’t miss his “Darwin Award”).

OneEighteen Turkish Captain

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. I don’t think it’s a periscope. It looks identical to a compass (with kero wick burning lights on either side) that I recently saw in a used parts store that came off a Russian ship. And how about that speaking tube? Nothing like manual backups!

  2. John says:

    Your both right! It is a periscope up to the magnetic compass that is located above the pilot house.
    BTW thanks for the mention! -John

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