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BlueBQ?  Why blue?

“Blue moon?” I wondered.   “Blue eyes, blueberries, or blue chips . . . ?”

No, it’s blue space, the “watery parts” needing consideration in urban planning . . . like green space . . . only aquaeous. The sixth boro is blue space.

BlueBQ:  It’s PortSide NewYork’s fundraiser held on July 3, 2010 on Pier 11 Atlantic Basin.  See all details here.

All fotos (taken in 2007 and 2008) by Will Van Dorp.  If you do Facebook, check out Mary Whalen‘s page here . . . with lots of fotos, including ones from their event last weekend:  Concierto Tipico.

Unrelated:  Check out the current state on this tugboat,  launched as ST 246 from the Levington Shipyard in Orange, TX, in 1943 . . . after surviving WW2 and morphing through French, Italian, and Turkish hands.  ST means “small tug.”Be sure to click on the “gallery,” and enjoy beautiful music even if the images are a bit repetitive.

The previous in the series was here.  I document the conclusion of that sail here.  After the jib gets dropped, the mate secures it on the headrig.  The link in that sentence gets you to a glossary; doubleclick enlarges fotos.  At Buck’s suggestion: music by  Richard Thompson and  Bob Neuwirth.

In preparation to lower the foresail, the boom is centered and

secured.

This crewman lowers the peak halliard as

another flakes the sail.

Once the foresail is stowed, the mainsail boom is centered and secure; it too

gets flaked as it’s lowered.

Reef nettles are tucked into the flakes to maintain clearer line-of-sight for the captain.

Forward docklines are laid out.

Crew prepares to send the first stern line.

Upon command it goes toward the bitt and

get hauled in.

Ditto the first of two bow lines, and then

they get hauled in.

Once the schooner is tight and centered on the point of egress, it’s all fast.

This trip complete . . .  I’m ready for another soon.  The sixth boro awaits.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  See Bonnie’s “fishtales on fryday” here.

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