Backed In At The Pier by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

July 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Backed In At The Pier

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Backed In At The Pier_20210613_850_4679Backed In At The PierF/V Prudence backed in at the pier in the Port of Galilee, Narragansett, Rhode Island

The allure of a fishing boat backed in at a pier is elusive in explanation. The fact is that this is when the stern of the vessel is in its safest position.

When a fishing boat such as this is at work, at sea, the danger of the stern is immense. Catching feet in a net is always in mind. The thought that a wave coming over the bow, sweeping one over the stern is a fear.

And, of course, when we see a vessel backed in, we know that the bow points outward. And that position of the bow means that it will be leaving again.

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