Saturday, March 5, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--the concrete ship

The ship you see in the foreground, casting its reflection on the Sava River is a world rarity, one of only three remaining reinforced concrete ships on the planet. Marine superstition says that the name brought the sad fate of the vessel because of this ship named "Sip," a village was flooded during the construction of the Djerdap hydroelectric power plant.

This concrete ship was built in 1943, in order to trick anti-ship mines whose fuses react to metal, but after the Second World War, it was used as a "residential ship" to skippers on the ground.

It's being renovated now....I believe as a restaurant....  The brown part is wood.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.


On my way to visit friends on San Juan island. The ferries still are magical to me. Notice the flag is at half-mast, most likely for Rosalyn...