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Vinik‘s Charles Oxman enters the west end of the KVK;  that’s Elizabethport, NJ, in the background.  I couldn’t tell if Gotham was on board.

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West bound  Atlantic Coast yesterday found no ice to break on the KVK as it passes Seapowet (Seapower with part of a letter missing?) and Sunny Express (nearer tanker).

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Charles D. McAllister, passing bowsprite’s cliff two weeks ago, will encounter ice some dozens of miles upriver.

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Capt. Tom idled last summer in Erie Basin (Brooklyn), and I know nothing more about the vessel.

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Amy C McAllister (often sounding like A-B-C) waited for the Arthur Kill Lift Bridge to . . . lift two weeks ago.

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And my parting shot shows Elena, a small independent tug leaving Gowanus Canal.  I took this shot in December 2007.  If my info is correct, Elena is a 25′ loa,  out of the Bronx, and built in 1949.

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In winter my metabolism and outdoor activity slow a bit, and  I go through my archives.

If you have more time to linger in front of the computer this time of year, scroll up the image of Henry Hudson (guy with frilly fashion statement around his neck), click on his nose, and read what I imagine he was doing 400 years ago, at the start of his eventful third voyage.

Finally, for follow-up on Weeks 2 story about the locomotives, check this link, compliments of the friendly folks at Working Harbor Committee.   I have another Weeks story coming up on Friday.

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