Friday, October 7, 2016

Gun Boat



This gunboat was located in the St. John's River near Palatka, Florida. It reminds me of a small gunboat used by US troops on the rivers of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

16 comments:

William Kendall said...

Yes, it does evoke that.

Linda said...

An amazing find and great photos, Lowell!

Michelle said...

I can't imagine having to man a boat like this.

magiceye said...

Wow! Deceptively dangerous!

Trust hurricane has not affected you. Stay safe.

Katmom said...

Where is 'McHale" and his crew?? lol!
(TV-McHales Navy)

Kay said...

That's more than a little weird. Not to mention creepy and a little scary.
Glad you escaped the main brunt of Matthew!

bill burke said...

It does remind you of those kinds of boats. Nice image Lowell.

Sharon Anck said...

Not something you expect to see floating around Florida.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Am I the only one wondering what the heck a gunboat is doing there Lowell, it makes for a fab image though 😊

Judy said...

That is a surprising find!

Shammickite said...

I'm wondering how the little house we rented at Ormond Beach has fared through Matthew's onslaught. We stayed there 4 or 5 times. Neptune Park, opposite Publix on I think it's A1A, and right on the ocean. It would have been in line for the worst storm surges.

RedPat said...

That is a bit bizarre, Lowell!
Glad that you are okay after the storm!

Gunn said...

I am so pleased my name is written with double N.
Joke aside, I guess I would have been really surprised to see a boat like this.

Happy weekend!

Taken For Granted said...

This boat must be someone's idea of a floating joke. Looks like the hull of an old sailboat.

Karl Demetz said...

Are you sure they are not pirates? :)

Small City Scenes said...

Hmmm who is using that.
I have a friend who used to be on a small gun boat in the deltas of 'Nam. Brrrrr
MB

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson