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I’ve never “reflagged,” but this seems like a precedent breaker. Wish I could have been there.

Originally posted on Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook:

J. Cowhey & Sons hardware was a chandlery in Red Hook. Three containers of their old marine and rigging equipment will be on sale today, Sunday, at Atlantic Basin in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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The metal tools and equipment were in time capsules freshly opened. Foundries from towns I have never heard of made beautiful pieces. Some of the factories are gone, and some of the jobs these tools were used for are no more.

Steel Products Corporation, South Windham, ME:

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The Caldwell Company, Rockford, IL: the Adjust-A-Leg Equalizing Sling

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Boston & Lockport Block Company, Boston, NY  (I didn’t know there was a Boston, NY; did you?)

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New England Butt Company, Providence, RI: a line counter that still works, clicking away as it measured 50 feet of beautiful old manila rope that a shopper, Ben P and I fed through it.

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“What’s that called?”

“A Headache Ball.” ouch.  It reads: “Swiveler, SWL 3 TONS, WGT 35 LBS, Model SAS5″

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In order . . . autism awareness kayak marathon, Schenectady aqueduct remnants, scullers, Waterkeeper vessel, lobsterboat as yacht, self-described “redneck pickup”, amusement park  rocket, pirates’ parade, Hackercraft, 1942 Richardson,  boat and wooden barge remnants and rowing dory, Corps of Engineers survey vessel, and Capt. Henry Jackman discharging aggregates in Oswego.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

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Top to bottom:  summer fireworks, deer along the banks, more deer, engine room assistant, sea ducks? eel fly, and  . . . yes . . . camels.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, whose currently canal side at the north end of the Oswego Canal, where the boat is open to the public.

 

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Going, going . . .

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working . . .

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standing by,

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heading to the next job,

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waiting,

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traveling to the next job,

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looking good in green . . .

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who . . . yeah . . . was running out of text today.

 

This is continued from yesterday.

Containers move this way.

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And although this photo was taken on the Maas, registry is several countries away.

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Like double trailers on US Interstates, you see the same with short sea motor-barges.

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And here’s some Maas reefer transport, this

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one with an unexpected name.    Part of the explanation might be furnished by this post from a few years ago.

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I hope this look at some other rivers stimulates some thought.

All photos by Will Van Dorp,

 

This looks like LNG.

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Motorized barges have telescoping houses and transport personal land transport.

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School ships might look like this.

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Bulk carriers look like this, at

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these dimensions,

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and carry products like this.

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And somehow the economies make it work.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Parrish . . .as in Maxfield Parrish . . . always painted skies like these  . . .

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although they never had robots on the horizon.

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And this is beautiful holopelagic weed.

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The photos come from a mariner minus moniker.

 

Yeah . . . so what is it?

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I don’t know, but I’ll wager it’s coming to a dock near here soon . . .

 

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Many thanks for this photo to a secret salt.

Here was my post two years ago, and here are some photos I took on and around the first CoWD.     Peter Stanford, several decades back, organized an annual Sea Day, which I think is a better name.  Squint your eyes looking at the photo below and you almost imagine a planet of water.   Almost, right?

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I’m happy that summer and winter brings sightseers onto the water using these vessels.

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Squint again and from this perspective the boro of Manhattan looks a bit like the bow of a vessel, WTC1 being the stem post.  Fireboat Harvey and the rowboat are much near New Jersey, though, than the city of NYC.

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It’s the city of Hoboken water day?

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It’s actually the sixth boro water day . . . with land activities on boros, islands, and cities in a neighboring state.   Below, it’s Village Community Boathouse rowers past Pier A.

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Meanwhile, in the midst of it all, work goes on along the front of the inimitable Manhattan skyline, Sassafras here with DoubleSkin 39.

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And here as the day starts, the iconic Pegasus  . . . and crew  . . . reporting for duty, getting those who signed up for free tours on

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the primordial boro.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who leaves with his red passport tomorrow for the north country.  Posting will happen when possible.

 

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