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or stunning shots, images that give pause, fotos that force a screeching stop.  Like the toxic green in Bowsprite’s tango.  Or like this reenactment that comes compliments of Pam . . . was it fotoshopped or not.  Credits go to George Price as cartoonist, Pam and David as  . .  pranksters, Amy as girl and Gary as boy.  River as river.  Fotografer . . . unidentified.  Norman . .  as conceptualizer.

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For the next arresting video, I have to thank Eric Fischer, who blogs about his long project of restoring New York Central No. 13, an iron-hulled 1887 tugboat.    I think, in this age of low-budget, YouTube-distributed film, the time has come to reeanact this Barbra Streisand scene.

Compared to the relatively empty harbor [and unfamiliar undeveloped view of Jersey City briefly in the background] in Funny Girl, the Upper Bay near St. George was congested Friday, and then when Spirit of America

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powered off the dock after idling some time, the amount of smoke suggested emergency.

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Today the Coast Guard stood ready, and when someone saw something suspicious, the  Defender class

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boat roared and splashed into action.  A final piece to arrest your attention,  a carrier coming into Norfolk and all the folks involved.

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All unattributed fotos by Will Van Dorp, this weekend.

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