Wednesday/ tracking the North Star

Bryan and I took the ferry to Bainbridge Island today, to visit our friend Paul on the Kitsap Peninsula to the north.  The ferry passed by a container ship called the North Star, from the TOTE Maritime Alaska company.  The ship provides twice weekly shipments to Alaska, from the Port of Tacoma.

Here is the view as we approached Bainbridge Island, with the big container ship North Star passing in front of us. The containers are just visible, and are not stacked on top of each other. They are on trucks that were then driven onto the ship.
We spotted the North Star just across from the bubble on the map that says ‘Seattle’. The details and route of the North Star are from It showed that the vessel arrived in Tacoma at 1.24 pm today. She was built in 2003 can do a maximum of 24 knots.

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