ships Section

PHOTOS: Sailboat, container ship drift by Burien at sunset

PHOTOS: Sailboat, container ship drift by Burien at sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill: “Thursday night, June 7, a sailboat and a container ship drifted by Burien. “In the evening and at night the container ship emits a very audible growlng sound from the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Drizzle, fog and calm waters make for great photos

PHOTOS: Drizzle, fog and calm waters make for great photos

The drizzle, fog, and very calm waters continue – although expect a change with big winds on Saturday – providing a great backdrop to Elston Hill, who shot these great photos from and in Burien recently. Click... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Debris recovery ship, ferry boat & setting Moon seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Debris recovery ship, ferry boat & setting Moon seen from Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, all taken from his viewpoint in Burien. The first is a strange-looking ship that came down south along Burien’s shores on Monday (Feb. 26), then made... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

Some recent photographic awesomeness from resident Elston Hill: On Friday (Sept. 1), The Virginia V. – built in 1922 when roads were frequently impassable – cruised past Burien’s shores. This... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

Elston Hill was out with his camera and he caught these great photos of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Tri-Island Vashon Island Regatta #2 (starting at Shilshole, then around Vashon/Maury Island then back),... [Read more]

PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo of big puffy clouds Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 22) seen over the Ro-Ro Carrier North Star on its 1600 mile voyage to Tacoma from Anchorage as it passed Blake Island. FYI,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien

Resident Elston Hill recently photographed two large container ships cruising past the shores of Burien, which he shared with us (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): OOCL Seoul built in 2010... [Read more]

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

It’s not every day that you see the Canadian Coast Guard cruising off the coast of Burien, but around 8 a.m. Thursday morning (July 9) BTB Contributor Elston Hill captured this image of the ship... [Read more]