This weekend is Harbor Fest here in the old port city. There are going to be eighteen tall ships from all over the world here.
I think that the ship that I am most excited about seeing is the Russian ship Kruzenshtern which is a four masted barque that is 396 feet long. She is the second biggest tall ship in the world.
Unfortunately, the Kruzenshtern suffered a broken foremast on her voyage from Bermuda to port here. She was under full sail in a thunderstorm. Nearly the upper half of the whole mast structure has folded over to the starboard side.
Fortunately no one was injured. But I can imagine that those who live on this ship and love her are disheartened at the damage done. Hopefully, she will be made whole again. I think that it would be a great loss if she weren't fixed.
The damage done to such a large ship makes me mindful of the great power of storms at sea. I have always thought the old Breton fisherman's prayer: "O God, Thy Sea Is So Great And My Boat Is So Small" described the situation so well.
And it describes a lot of situations in life in general. God's abundance is so great compared to mine.
Have a great Saturday. I'm going to take the Water Taxi over to the Maritime Center and start photographing those ships. Hope to post photos later.