Picture of the loser being laid to rest by the harbor department.
This is the aftermath of yesterday's battle between the Iowa and mother nature via hurricane Marie.
Large swells from the south started rolling into LA harbor Tuesday night and reached there peek late Wednesday afternoon.
The photo is one of about 5 pilings that broke in two after being pounded all day, the sound when they broke was like a cannon shot.
At times the ship was moving 6 feet fore and and aft and up and down, it was an impressive display of power.
We came very close to having to hire tugs to move the ship deeper into the harbor to avoid further damage to the dock.
Of course the "Big Stick" only damage was a little scuffed paint.
It's a good thing that the shell plating (strakes M & N) at that area is 1 1/2" thick Special Treated Steel (STS) rated at 110 thousand pounds per square inch yield strength.
There isn't a tree in the world that could stand up to that kind of "push and shove".
Able to leap tall tales in a single groan.
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