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aka closer-up shots from Saturday’s departure.  Might we have to wait til the Gilbraltar port call to get the next closeups?  And is the person on the barge just forward of Tibbetts the last one to set foot there until Europe?  If I could get a cheap ticket to Gilbraltar in two weeks or so . . .

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Liberty glided to starboard

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and then port

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to line up through the bridge.  (Yes, I was shooting through chainlink.)  Does Liberty have z-drives?

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Less than a quarter-mile from the “slip” Allie B showed signs of settling into the harness.

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Brooklyn Bridge‘s cargo has robust bracing forward

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and aft.  And are those bundles corrections to balance?

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Not every early March day lends itself to so much outdoor activity.

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Towmasters’ comment leads to a link about another crane named Goliath in Belfast’s Harland & Wolff, builders of the Titanic.  Belfast landmarked the crane to ensure that it stayed in the port.  And that led me to a link to about Kockums Crane here and a poignant site in Swedish (if you don’t read Swedish, you can surely read the fantastic fotos) about a crane that, like Quincy’s, went away.

If you’re interested in a soundtrack to this series, try Downeaster Alexa even though it laments a different Northeast maritime industry;  it just happened to play on my radio Saturday . . . as if anything “just happens.”

All fotos here by Will Van Dorp.

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