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After a half year elapsed, the Piscataqua called me back.   But before I show you two posts of new shots of Portsmouth harbor, can anyone identify this wreck over in the Sommerville Basin in Jamaica Bay, Queens?  I don’t have an answer.

The Basin is located in the right side center of the chart between Far Rockaway and Silver Hole Marsh.  Click on the chart below to make it interactive.

Now to Portsmouth, left to right: Eugenia Moran and Carly A. Turecamo (both from 1966).

OK, I couldn’t resist:  an Auburn 866 Speedster just outside the Moran yard on Ceres Street.

As seen from the waterside, Mary M. Coppedge (1975) and then the two mentioned above.

Less than a mile away is the Portsmouth Navy Yard.  Here YTB 771 Keokuk.    Off Keokuk‘s stern is

YTL 602 Cocheco (1945). I cannot identify the quite modern tug facing Cocheco.

Anyone identify the type?

San Francisco has its Alcatraz, and in the Count of Monte Cristo, Marseille had its Chateau d’If.  Portsmouth has its Naval Prison, formidable and surrounded by vicious currents.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp, now in major gallivant mode.   More Portsmouth tomorrow.

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