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Mary H. commands her own interest, but look beyond her to the other side of the bridge, where something immense approaches  Bergen Point.  Anyone have old pics of the now-gone Bergen Point Lighthouse?

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All 960+ feet of APL Egypt taxis out of Newark Bay as

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Rosemary stands by in case a nudge is needed to rotate Egypt in front of Shooter’s Island,

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leaving Mariner’s Harbor in the background and

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bound for sea

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squeezing under the Bayonne Bridge, where

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Rosemary‘s escort task’s nearly complete and the next client soon to beckon.

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An unsettling feature of these behemoths made clear to me this snowy afternoon is not how noisy the engine is [it's silent] , but rather how loud the swish of displaced water, as the bulbous bow froths as it plows a furrow through the Kill.

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At a maximum speed of 25 knots, Egypt could no doubt outrun Rosemary.  Anyone know Rosemary‘s maximum speed?

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Egypt shrinks  Caddell into plaything proportions.

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Totally unrelated, here’s a pre-Mardi Gras tribute to a New York dancer who went by “Little Egypt.”

All images, Will Van Dorp.

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