21-May-2010 -- I am the captain of an ocean going tugboat. I tow barges up and down the waters of the US west coast and Alaska. On a voyage from San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA, I was able to capture a successful visit.
About 5 miles north of the confluence while on a southeasterly heading, I intersected the 122 Meridian. At this point I turned due south, following the 122 line on a course of 180 degrees true. I slowed the vessel down from her typical 10 knots to approximately 6 knots. At 1649 Hrs local time, I passed over the confluence. The photos record the rest.
On scene weather:
Wind Direction: from 335 Degrees True
Wind Speed: 20 Kts
Wave Hieght: 3.9 Meters
Wave Period: 12 Seconds
Wave Direction: from 335 Degrees True
Barometric Pressure: 1018.0 Millibars
Air Temp: 56.3 F
Water Temp: 52.5 F