Bar pilots

In December I photographed bar pilots that bring ships into the port here in Mobile. It’s a very important job in our area, and it was a lot of fun to see how it works. Climbing down a rope and wood ladder from a moving ship onto a moving pilot boat as they both bounce along on water seems like a cool way to get to work. I’m not sure how cool it would be when the seas were really rough, but it was nice and calm when I went along.

2 Responses to Bar pilots

  1. Great shots – wonderful perspective.

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