Monday, February 14, 2011

Passing Ships

One of the pleasures of the Land's End section of Golden Gate National Recreation Area is watching the ships go by.

What has been noticeable for the last decade is how many ships sailing westward are virtually empty...

...while the cargo ships entering from the west are stacked with goods from China.

"U.S. manufacturing, as measured by the number of jobs, declined 34% between 1998 and 2010," according to a trade deficit roundup from the U.S. census (click here).

Via Janos Gereben, click here for a great website called mapping out all Bay Area shipping traffic in real time along with descriptions of each vessel. It is endlessly fascinating.

1 comment:

AphotoAday said...

Hey, the ship traffic -- that's quite a website...