Scale | Chessie, Chesapeake, and the Torsk

This weeks photo prompt from The Daily Post is Scale.   When it’s warm outside, they have these little “Chessie” paddle boats in the harbor.  It’s like Nessie (Loch Ness monster) but named for the Chesapeake.

They are not that big, just big enough for 4 people to sit back to back and float along the harbor.  Also in this area of the harbor are two vessels which now belong to the Baltimore Maritime Museum; the Lightship Chesapeake and the USS Torsk.

The Lightship Chesapeake is a 133 foot ship, which was built in 1930, but used at various ports along the Northeast coast during World War II.  You can click the name of the ship to find out more information about it.

According to Wikipedia, the USS Torsk is 311′ 8″ long.  It’s another World War II era watercraft.  You can click the name of the vessel to find more information about it.

That’s it! That’s my interpretation of this weeks photo prompt.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Make sure you leave a comment below.


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