Great shots of Kristin Poling: from Jag9889, Tom Hoboken, keylimesteve, and Tom Turner. Here are fotos of the vessel (then-Poughkeepsie Socony) from 1954 and (aground) from 2007. And I wrote about her here a year and a half ago.
I caught her headed westbound on KVK last week, but little did I expect I would witness her
docking, over at the east end of Caddell.
Docking a 281′ vessel (single screw) requires–among other things–clear communication.
I hadn’t noticed the sign stenciled to the front of the house until looking more closely on the computer: ”No cell phones on deck.” I suppose the same lack of “instrinsic-safety” might hold for cameras?
the bollard on the first toss, and that was it.
that WAS it–no drama. Thanks for the show, guys.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Unrelated: Here’s a sad story about a theft of nav lights from a 1910 tug. Peregrine Sea has outstanding fotos.
Also unrelated: anyone catch a foto of the French cruiser Jeanne D’Arc (R97) in or around the sixth boro?