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'Ever Forward' The Stuck Ship

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发表于 4-14-2022 15:42:31 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
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Julie Bykowicz, Stuck Ship Offers Relief to the Very Bored; Another grounded Evergreen vessel draws US crowd. Wall Street Journal, Apr 12, 2022, at page A1.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gro ... ergreen-11649686091

Note:
(a) Downs Park
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downs_Park
("is located in Pasadena [a census-designated place (coined by US Census Bureau for its use; not a legal entity and with ill-defined geographical boundary)], Anne Arundel County, Maryland * * * It is operated by Anne Arundel County * * * In 1977 the county purchased the farm and developed the land into Downs Park")
(i)
(A) Anne Arundel County, Maryland
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Arundel_County,_Maryland
(map: on the southern tip of Baltimore; county seat is Annapolis; section 1 History: "The county was named for Lady Anne Arundell, (1615/1616–1649) * * * [wife of] the first lord proprietor of the colony, Province of Maryland * * * Anne Arundel County (modern spelling adds an 'e' to her first name of 'Ann' and removes the second 'L' from the family name of 'Arundell' ")

Ann Arundell married at 13, the loving marriage lasted 21 years, and she died in 1649 suddenly at 34. The next year, Maryland General Assembly enacted a law that named the county after her. In the Web you can find that 1650 law which spelled the county Ann Arundell. Despite my great effort, I fail to find out why her or county name was later altered by whom. Yet to this day, The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society still spells her name the original way.
http://www.aachs.org
(B) Annapolis (accent on the second syllable), capital of Maryland, is named after who would become Anne of Great Britain (1665–1714, reigned 1702–1714) (1665–1714, reigned 1702–1714).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne,_Queen_of_Great_Britain

King Charles I was executed in English Civil War. His son eventually returned to be Charles II (who had many illegitimate children but no legitimate ones; English law only allowed the latter to succeed), whose younger brother succeeded Charles II to be James II. Catholic-leaning James II had, besides other children who died young, two daughters Mary and Anne. Mary and her Dutch husband overthrew James II in the 1688 Glorious Revolution and reigned as co-equals. After the couple died childless (Mary first, and Williams years later), Anne became the queen. but did not have children that survived to adulthood. With Queen's Anne's death, the Tudor line (or House of Tudor) ended. George of Hanover, in present-day Germany, became George I of Great Britain, starting House of Hanover.
(ii)
(A) Pronunciation of Anne Arundel County, Maryland -- specifically the accent of Arundell --  is provided in the preceding Wiki page. That Pronunciation, with accent on the second syllable of Arundel, is what people in Maryland pronounce, and have pronounced. See
Frank H Vizetelly, A Desk-book of Twenty-five Thousand Words Frequently Mispronounced. 2nd ed. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Co, 1919
https://books.google.com/books?i ... nced%22&f=false
(at page 70: "Anne Arundel: [accent on second syllable of Arundel] [County of Maryland]. Compare ARUNDEL.") (second set of brackets in the line is original)
, whereas at page 102:
"Arundel1: [accent on the first syllable] [Eng. city & earldom].
Arundel2: [accent on the second syllable] [County of central Maryland. Anne Arundel‡]." (second sets of brackets in both lines are original).
(B) So no wonder dictionaries pronounce Arundel with accent on the first syllable.
• Arundel
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/arundel
(pronunciation, with accent on the first syllable)
• Arundel (n): "a town in southern West Sussex, in southern England: known for its castle"
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/arundel
(C) Maybe this is what the following comment was about.

Edward C Papenfuse (State Archivist & Commissioner of Land Patents, Maryland), The Forgotten Mothers of Maryland. Maryland State Archives (MSA), Novr 19, 1995 (Speech to the Society of the Ark and Dove; No 12-129 [I do not know what sort of numbering system this is])
https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/ecp/12/00129/html/0000.html   
("The maiden name of the second Anne (Anne Arundel) who died in 1649, is mispronounced almost every day in the news")
(D) The same happened in Massachusetts, where City of Waltham and Town of Woburn, both named after a place in England have vowel changed: For the former, see
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltham,_Massachusetts
(section 1 History, section 1.2 Pronunciation).
• The first vowel in Woburn of Massachusettrs is pronounced same as that of a foot, whereas the first vowel of Woburn in England can be found in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woburn,_Bedfordshire
The reason for the vowel change is not recorded.
• Woburn, Bedfordshire. Britain Express, undated
https://www.britainexpress.com/c ... shire/az/woburn.htm
("Its name comes from a combination of the Saxon [or Old English] words wo meaning crooked and burn meaning a stream")
By comparison, the Scottish surname Cameron came from a nickname with Gaelic cam crooked, bent + sròn nose, per Dictionary of American Family Names.
(iii)
(A) Jeff Holland, Canine and owner explore Downs Park in Pasadena. Capital Gazette, Feb 11, 2022
https://www.capitalgazette.com/l ... subwyyxq-story.html
("The park is named after John 'Jack' Downs, a former county council member who died in 1976, the year before the county purchased the property. The park opened 30 years ago. The property was the site of an elaborate estate built by a wealthy tobacco importer in 1913")
(B) Capital Gazette
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Gazette
(iv) photos of Downs Park:
(A) Gracie Fairfax, Fundraising Effort Continues As Friends of Downs Park Aim For New Amphitheater. Pasadena Voice, June 14, 2017.
https://www.pasadenavoice.com/st ... -amphitheater,11884
(B) Meredith Thompson, Happy 30th Birthday, Downs Park!  Pasadena Voice, July 17, 2012.
https://pasadenavoice.com/storie ... ay-downs-park,22740
(C) Friends of Downs Park, Inc
https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfDownsParkInc/  
(v)
(A) How Pasadena, Maryland got its name.

Kaitlyn Carr, Pasadena History: How the Town Got Its Name. Patch, Apr 24, 2012
https://patch.com/maryland/annea ... e-town-got-its-name
(a 1999 book "The Pasadena Peninsula by Isabel Shipley Cunningham[:] 'In 1890 the Southern Land and Silk Association, incorporated in Baltimore, bought 100 acres that originally had been part of the tract called Waterford * * * These people came from California' ")
(B) How Pasadena, Californiagot its name.

City of Pasadena, California is bounded by San Rafael Hills, and the San Gabriel Mountains. In this topo map, San Rafael Hills lie between Pasadena (delineated by red) on the east and Glendale on the west.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pasadena,+CA/@34.1776345,-118.4268114,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2c2dc38330b51:0x52b41161ad18f4a!8m2!3d34.1477849!4d-118.1445155!5m1!1e4?hl=en

History of Pasadena, California
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Pasadena,_California
(section 2 Early development, section 2.1 Origin of name: Chippewa)

Chippewa people never lived in California, in whose language pasadena simply means valley.


(b) "Downs Park between Baltimore and Annapolis, which also feature a dog beach and views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge"

Chesapeake Bay Bridge
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_Bay_Bridge
(map: "between Stevensville and the capital city of Annapolis * * * length of 4.3 miles (6.9 km)")  
(c) "a Jenga-like unstacking challenge to remove about 500 containers"

Jenga
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenga  
("The name jenga is derived from kujenga, a Swahili word which means 'to build' ")
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PASADENA, Md.—Linda Miller made a beeline to the end of a fishing pier and trained her marine binoculars on a giant container ship 2 miles offshore in the Chesapeake Bay. As usual, it wasn’t moving an inch.

The 1,095-foot Ever Forward has been making a mockery of its name since March 13, when it strayed out of a Baltimore-area shipping channel and plowed so deep in the silty bay bottom that two refloating attempts haven’t budged it. A third is under way, the Coast Guard said.

Now, Downs Park, a patch of county land with direct views of the marine mishap, is attracting gawkers like Ms Miller, who drove 42 miles and paid the $6 park fee. "I walk a few miles every day, and I thought, 'Why not here?' " she said. "I find it fascinating, for some reason."

The stuck ship is testament to both global supply-chain clogs and Covid-19 pandemic boredom. It is a low-stakes sequel to last year's drama in the Suez Canal with the 1,300-foot Ever Given, which, like Ever Forward, is operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp. Even Given blocked traffic in the canal for nearly a week before a flotilla of the world's largest tugboats pulled it free, an ordeal said to have cost Evergreen about $200 million.

Ever Forward isn't impeding other ships, nor is it attracting the kind of worldwide intrigue of its sister ship. Nevertheless, a Washington TV news station posted on its website a one-hour 19-minute video of a failed effort to free the ship. It has been viewed some 40,000 times.

The grounding also has given new life to a website that popped up during the Ever Given drama, "istheshipstilstick.com." "This one is a lot more chill," the ebsitenotes of the Chesapeake version. "You can basically just drive around it."

Stacked with about 4,900 cargo boxes of household goods, the Ever Forward began its voyage in Asia. After leaving the Port of Baltimore on its way to Norfolk, Va, the vesel vered far enough outside the 50-foot-deep shipping channel that it ran aground in 24 feet of water, said Coast Guard Capt David O'Connell. The ship's draft is about 42 feet.

"With that in mind, you can see why this has been a challenge," he said.

The circumstances of the grounding are under investigation. Capt O'Connell said no one has been injured or is in immediate danger, and there isn't any pollution risk.

"The cause of the incident is under investigation by the competent authorities," Evergreen Marine said on its website. Company officials didn't respond to a request for comment.

The ship's plight has been a boon for the 236-acre Downs Park between Baltimore and Annapolis, which also feature a dog beach and views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The park saw a bump in attendance last month even compared with a year earlier, which had been its best-ever March, said park superintendent Nolley Fisher. Visitors, he said, have come from Pennsylvania and Eastern Shore of Maryland, and park employees buzzed about coming visits from the National media.

"We;'ve never had this much exposure," Mr Fisher said. "Every day we get people calling to ask, 'Can you still see the ship?' "

Karen Piccoli, visiting the park with her friend and a dog named Bailey, said the Ever Forward has become her latest pandemic-era distraction. It was at least her fifth pilgrimage, she said. She lives 20 minutes away.

"It's just an amazing sight. and so crazy to think about how this could happen with all that technology on board," she said.

Park employees have enjoyed the extra attention, Mr Fisher said, although the novelty is wearing off. "Really, it's just a ship offshore, so it is only exciting for so long." he said.

Action is picking up. After the failure of two refloating attempts involving tugboats yanking on the hulking vessel, the Coast Guard, Maryland Department of the Environment and Evergreen Marine have begun a new approach.

They dredged the silt underneath the ship and are undertaking a Jenga-like unstacking challenge to remove about 500 containers without throwing the ship off balance.

"There are a lot of engineers involved" said Capt O'Connell. The wild cards include tide and weather.

The last step will be to use two barges with winch systems to try to tug the Ever Forward forward. The whole process could take at least another week. Capt O'Connell said.

Just north of Downs Park, motorists on Bayside Drive can glimpse the looming ship between the bay-front houses in the Pinehurst neighborhood. Residents have noticed at times a slow-moving parade of rubber-neckers.

The other day, a couple of people set up lawn chairs on an empty lot, said Karen Pierce-Blandmer, who has lived on Bayside Drive Since 2001.

Pinehurst resident Angelo Glorioso, who recently was mowing his lawn overlooking the stuck ship, said the mishap is as interesting as the Atlantic hurricanes he has weathered during his 60 years on the water. "At first, I was just looking at it thinking, 'Why is it anchored here?' "

His wife, Harriet, poked her head outside to chime in that she has been imagining what life is like for those who have been stuck on board. (The crew, Capt O'Connell said, is free to leave, but hasn't.)

"You know," Ms Glorioso said, "I'm going to miss this ship when it finally goes."
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