If you have never been on the river at night and experienced the setting sun while watching ships glide quietly across the silky water, then you have missed out on a true River Moment. Those that live on the river know this too well. They also know there will be a signal of horn blasts as the ships approach each other to say, “Passing Port to Port” which is a single blast, returned in kind. When I was younger I would hear the ships from my cottage in Canada miles away. My dad would say, “The ships are calling”. I learned later on, they were calling me to paint.