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Kudos to Harold E. Tartell for correctly identifying the “mystery tug” in RT 32 as Harry McNeal. I took the foto below at Howland’s Hook May 2008. (McNeal …Louisiana 1965.)
Here are more. Weeks’ Virginia, who positioned in the plane-receiving barge about two weeks ago, Ocean (Virginia …Louisiana 1979, ex-Bayou Babe or “By you, b’abe” )
Peter F. Gellatly raced southbound in the Arthur Kill just yesterday, a new vessel to my eyes, (Peter F. …Louisiana 2008)
Hornbeck’s Brooklyn Service–another new vessel for me– headed north on Thursday, (Brooklyn …Louisiana 1975, ex-Peggy Sheridan),
Dann Ocean Towing’s Allie B has done a lot of work in the boro this winter, (Allie B …built Louisiana 1977, ex-Express Explorer)
Henry Marine Service Dorothy J headed westbound in the KVK a week or so ago, (Dorothy J …Louisiana 1982, ex Angela M)
as did Mary H, (Mary H …Louisiana 1981)
as well as Sea Bear, (Sea Bear …Illinois! 1990, ex-Bay Star)
and a far-off shot of Baltic Sea, 11:09 am the other day, upbound North River. (Baltic …of course, Louisiana 1973, ex-S/R Albany and ex-Tahchee). Anyone upriver have fotos of Baltic breaking ice upriver?
Please check out the history blog bowsprite and I collaborate on to mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s memorable trip through our boro. Primary and secondary sources coupled with imagination’s license generate Henry’s Obsession. A new post about a January 1609 non-random web of characters in Amsterdam has gone up today.