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First, a request OR call it a contest to all shipwatchers of the sixth boro or any who journey there on or about end August/begin September:  a material prize for the best shot of 15-masted power vessel Flinterduin entering or traversing the sixth boro with its cargo of 20 traditional sailing vessels.  Material . .  to be negotiated.  I’d camp out on the Narrows myself, but my job might conspire to compel me elsewhere.

Sometimes the name alone enhances a drab foto, but morning sunlight came to my rescue  here and name plus image (IMHO) make this just a magical foto.  Click on foto of River Wisdom, built 15 years ago, to enlarge.

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Jo Selje squeezes into a spot less than 100 feet forward of the Lafarge barge Alexandra.  Assisting from Jo Selje‘s starboard is Turecamo Girls.  Assisting to Alexandra‘s starboard is Fred K, ex-Stapleton Service.   I count at least 10 crew visible aboard Jo Selje.

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In Alexandra‘s notch, as usual, is Doris Moran.

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Slightly earlier Tuesday morning, Kimberly Moran assisted Sanko Venture into a berth, and

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Gramma Lee T. Moran escorts Felicity out to sea.

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At dusk Spar Virgo heads for sea.  See it happen for the first time ever here, and

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Balsa 61 heads upriver.

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Here Stadt Berlin heads from Red Hook for sea.  Click here for a foto of Stadt Berlin with an interesting deckload.

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That’s it for now.  All fotos taken in the past week or 10 days by Will Van Dorp.

Remember:  contest for the best foto of Flinterduin entering boro6.  Tell you equally vigilant friends;  get your best camera ready.

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