The same night I took the photograph, The Bridge To Nowhere, I photographed this other boat tied to the other side of the dock.
Potomac Boat Club has a dock that extends into the river that’s shaped like a ‘T’. The base runs perpendicular to the river. At its end there’s a long length of dock that runs parallel to the river. The parallel dock is for launching long crew shells into the river. On either end of the dock were small boats tied up. These boats are used by the coaches to follow the crew shells and provide instructions to the team.
The Bridge To Nowhere photograph was looking to the left from the boathouse, whereas this picture is looking to the right. When I looked to the right there was a lone boat tied to the dock. In the distance you’d normally see the Virginia shoreline and lots of trees. Since there are no buildings or lights in that direction, the shoreline completely disappeared in the fog. The Potomac River was glassy smooth that night, so the reflection of the boat in the water was almost distortionless.
The boat was just sitting there, waiting for someone to jump in and go exploring.