The lights on pearl harbor

Last night and tonight the Lions Club put on a boat tour that took you out into pearl harbor to see the ships lit up with christmas lights.  So, I thought it would be something nice to take the kids to. 

We waited in line for about an hour and got tickets.  I was afraid that if we had shown up later we wouldn’t get tickets at all.  We arrived around 4:45pm and waited in line.  When we got to the front of the line we were given tickets for 6:15pm.  John got these pictures of a cargo ship in port from the memorial park.  I don’t know how he did it but they came out really cool. 

Don’t know the name of this one.  Sorry. 

We boarded a boat like the ones they use to ferry people out to the Arizona memorial all day.  I was able to get a couple of good pictures on the way out into the harbor right at dusk, but after that forget it I couldn’t get anything decent.

The Arizona Memorial

The USS Missouri “The Mighty Mo”

The boat took us in and around pearl harbor where the ships are docked.  We saw the USS Chung Hoon, and a few others.  By the time we got to see the back of the cargo ship above it was too dark to read the name off the stern.  We also saw several submarines, one of which was very large.  But when we asked what kind of sub it was the petty officers played, or were, ignorant.  John and I seem to agree that they are probably not supposed to tell people what kind of ships they are etc.  That’s what OPSEC is for.  The most innocent piece of information in the wrong hands could risk national security.  Seriously.   

It was a little glimpse into pearl harbor.  The ships didn’t really have a whole lot of lights on them and some didn’t have any.  Regardless though it was a nice trip out into pearl harbor at sunset, into an area where we would never be allowed on our own boat. 





1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. jenkakio
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 23:08:29

    Your pictures are so beautiful. It must’ve been nice to watch the sunset over Pearl Harbor.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holidays!


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