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Here was 5.  Early May means recreational vessels return to the sixth boro, even if

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only for the purpose of transiting through, like Nomada Sultana, a Canadian trawler.  See the note at the end of this post.  Nomada has an amzing story.

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Anchored just east of the eastmost VZ Tower this morning was this small workboat, with

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Florida registration.  No one seemed around.

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This Delaware-registered ketch was quite the

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anonymous beauty.

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Pioneer III took a party out past tanker New Confidence to fish.

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Revenir came into the Narrows recently.

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From the name I had guessed an insurance company . . . but this boat operates between Manhattan and a golf course in Jersey.

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And finally . . . it appears to be Swivel, one of the 65′ WYTLs sold out of the Coast Guard.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  Happy smallcrafting for all.

So the Nomada story is that once she was a Royal Canadian Navy tugboat built in 1943.  As such she crossed the Atlantic on her own.  I guess I’d better do a post on her tomorrow.   If you’re upriver, keep your eyes peeled;  she’s headed for Lake Erie.

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