If you’ve never sat along the KVK, you might have no idea how much traffic passes.  I left two hours early for work yesterday to allow a 120-minute savoring.  What you see here is only the big stuff.  Zim Virginia bound for sea.  Note the apparent lowering of the hook onto the house of Maria J.

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Notice the port of registry:  Haifa.

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Next vessel out, bound for sea and escorted by Laura K Moran:  Ever Deluxe.

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As Ever Deluxe bends to the north in the Constable Hook Reach, she passes Michigan Service and Stephen Reinauer.

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Next outbound vessel is Tessa PG, with  Justine McAllister looking to assist.  By the way, where’s Douglas?  Answer below.

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Actually providing the assist is McAllister Responder.

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Inbound is Americas Spirit, an aframax tanker.

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And just as I know I have to rush to work, outbound sashays MSC Endurance, (ex-Sea Land Endurance) guided by Marie J. Turecamo to port and . . .

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Kimberly Turecamo.  See the guy descending the ladder.  Would he be

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deckhand?  And all the spectators?

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Maybe I’ll put up more fotos of Endurance and others later, but my point here is . . . two hours equaled five large ships with combined 278,000 deadweight tons.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp on June 23, 2009 between roughly 0700 and 0900 h.  By the way, if it seems dark in these fotos, New York has seen rain every day except a handful since the start of June, nine inches over the past 30 days versus the “normal” three.

Douglas . . .  port and largest city of Isle of Man.  Douglas population is almost 27,000!

Unrelated:  I might not post  this Saturday because I’m  . . .er . . .  er . . . going for a hike on the Appalachian Trail, probably the South Carolina portion, said to have stunning vistas, easily confused with the southern hemisphere, I hear.

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