Saturday, March 13, 2010

The End of the Story

Early in the week, Eric Muller from Ballard Diving and Salvage sent me a press release and a photograph of the raising of the barge Nehalem from the mouth of the Quillayute River. Olympic Peninsula Environmental News has the story, and here—my goodness, wow, yes— here is Nehalem, back in the world and looking quite chipper considering it was sunk for 13 days: "the crane assisting in putting the dredge barge back on the mother ship Eland, early Sunday morning."

March 7, very early. Thank you, Ballard Diving and Salvage. (Click for larger image.)

Since I did not have the sense to tag the story from the beginning, let me pull it back together here:
February 23 the barge sank;
February 26 and 27, retrieval efforts viewed on the webcam;
March 2, eyewitness images, Nehalem still not rescued;
March 6, eyewitness images, preparing to finish the job.

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