While our hopes and prayers are with those who are still recovering from the devastation of the tsunami in Japan, site even across the huge Pacific ocean, recipe our very own little harbor in Santa Barbara felt some effects of the massive disaster. Our usually calm harbor was battered by waves at least ten times stronger than usual. Thankfully there was only little damage, generic where as other California harbors
Some people may have been wondering where the Lil’ Toot was for a few weeks this winter, viagra as it wasn’t in it’s usual parking spot in front of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. The water taxi was in the boat yard for it’s yearly maintenance, including a crisp new paint job. If you stop by and see us in the harbor, be sure to check out how the boat
Some beautiful shots of the harbor during this stormy season were submitted to local news website Edhat.com Clearing skies and a view to the east.
The incident above is one of many that can be seen from the seats of the Lil’ Toot. Looks like the driver could have used a little help getting his boat in (or out… who knows) the harbor’s Sea Landing. It always pays to know your boating safety!
In 1939, painter Hardie Gramatky was looking for inspiration in New York City. Strolling the waterfront of the East River, he saw a lone tugboat that could not haul it’s cargo. As Gramatky began to sketch, he never knew what “Lil’ Toot” would become.