You are currently browsing the daily archive for January 2, 2013.

Quick and succinct:  the way to enter Nola from the east and north is Rte 90.  About 30 miles east of Nola I passed this mystery vessel Poseidon, which looked like a house-forward bulk carrier with a quonset hut over the hold now blown away by a storm.  Anyone know the history?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As sun rose somewhere in a cloudy drizzly day, the first vessel to pass–upbound–was BBC Brazil.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Then a steady stream of traffic moved on the great river . . .  some of them included Amalienborg,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

B. John Yeager (?) with at least 13 barges, which round Algiers Point in the most

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

curious way, which involved backing down, sliding over to the Nola side, and what must have been lots of nail-biting.

0aaaand5

Big Sam and a small tow.

0aaaand6

From the Algiers side, I checked out Barbara E. Bouchard‘s new pins.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Also on the drydocks at Bollinger’s was Mully and Admiral Jackson.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Alice‘s sister Caroline Oldendorff passed . . . upriver.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And Alley Cat headed downstream herding more barges than would seem possible.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Nola is so much more than all that, and Checkpoint Charlie is a start of that other so-long list, but do check in at Charlie’s when next you’re here.

0aaaand11

More soon.  All foto by Will Van Dorp.

 

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 358 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

My job . . . Summer 2014

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Recent Comments

My Parrotlect Flickrstream

PC290099

PC290098

PC290097

P7070075

P7070073

P7070072

0aaaaff9

0aaaaff5

More Photos

Seth Tane American Painting

My other blogs

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

Archives

free web page hit counter
January 2013
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Feb »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 358 other followers