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Michelle Peterson

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One Really Bad Thing.....
I realize every job has its good and bad points. In my 11 years as a Merchant Mariner wife, I've gotten used to being alone half the year, scheduling everything around my man's leaving and coming home.... doing dinner parties and holidays and birthday celeb...

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High Tides!
The past couple of weeks the coast of Southeastern United States has seen some unusually high tides. We are right on the water, obviously, and the Supermoon combined with the high tides made for some pretty unusual sites around here. This picture was posted...

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A different turn...
Usu a lly I
blog only about tugboat stuff and how our life revolves around this
crazy life as a tugboat family. This post, however, is taking another
turn.   River life is weird...and tug life is even weirder. It's a constant ebb and flow... up and down....

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Mixed Emotions
For the past week or so I have been watching news stories and searching for updates on the Tote Maritime ship, the SS El Faro. The ship was a roll on/roll off ship that was traveling from Jacksonville FL to Puerto Rico. She departed from Jacksonville early ...

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This Is No Desk Job!
What does your husband's desk look like? Well, this isn't MY husband's desk, but it is another lady's husband's desk....welcome to the wheelhouse of a tug boat. All of those levers and knobs and pully-downy-thingies confused me, so my sweet Hubs decided he ...

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Close To Home
I have to admit it, I get discouraged blogging sometimes. It seems that no one reads my posts, because no one comments .I know it seems silly and shallow but I feel validated with comments on my blog. I
often wonder if anyone out there even reads what I wr...

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Maybe I should say the biggest news in history? At least....the biggest ship in the history of the Savannah River.... My man sent me these pictures of the ZIM vessel Tianjin as she made her way up the river yesterday. Here she is, in all her glory! Our amaz...

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Saint Patrick's Day On The River
In contrast to the mayhem of our city as they celebrate a 4 day weekend of revelry and rowdiness....... <div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) {  var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];  if (d.getElementById(id)) return;  js = d.createEleme...

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Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet, Nor Hail.....
The old slogan says "Neither rain ,nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail...nothing stops the US Mail!" While I am not so sure that still applies today, what with the rate our packages and bills arrive it is no wonder they call it snail mail! Did you know the same c...
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