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UPDATE: If you want to see in real time developments from the waterfront in Giglio, click here and here for two webcams Giglio Porto Panoramica, each from a different perspective. Thanks to David Hindin for these links. David sent these fotos along last year from San Francisco.
Less than a half hour after waking up this morning, drinking coffee, reading the paper and wanting to find out who “James H. Thompson” and “Pridi Banomyong” were, I encountered this page. Countless times today I met it again. I support wikipedia’s opposition to SOPA and PIPA and urge you to tell your congressfolk too. Or at least find out about the issue.
Sand Master was built by Swift Ships in Pass Christian, MS in 1983.
John P. Brown is always a delight to see, as
As I said yeasterday, I got the sense that the flag raising on Mount Hope was a signal for all manner of activity to commence. Capt. Fred Bouchard moved into the notch of B. No. 275 and Barbara McAllister (ex-Bouchard Boys) (see the upper wheelhouse on the far side) added her 4000 hp to
Some minutes later, Barbara E. and Capt. Fred Bouchard round the bend to exit the KVK. Interesting guy, the original Cap. Fred.
Please do something about SOPA and PIPA.
Unrelated: Click here for the “hugest” set of links to cruise vessels that I’ve ever soon. I’m lamenting the loss of life, but I’m not speculating about what transpired off Giglio. But for an eerie foto of the Costa Concordia appearing to ”float in clouds,” click here. Here’s a portentious video from the vessel’s launch.
Between 0800 and 0900 this morning, sunshine poured down onto the KVK, and deepened all the colors. Sand Master (more of these fotos tomorrow) was positively radiant while waiting–it seemed– for something to happen before it can get into the fuel dock.
I then went to my appointment on the land side of Richmond Terrace, noticing from indoors two Ital container vessels (Moderna and another) passed. Before noon, as I headed back home, I noticed that Oyster Creek with the bunker barge was refueling Shorthorn Express north of the VZ Bridge as
By noon, bright sunshine had turned to overcast gray and then drizzle. No snow, though.
Working Harbor Committee (WHC) yesterday offered their first-ever trip around Staten Island; tickets sold out fast. Next circum with them: next year. Next trip with them: August 18 and then the tug race. I’ll post about the trip along the so-called “NJ inner coast” for the next few days.
A highlight for me was seeing the inimitable Nicole Leigh, one of Reinauer’s 7200 hp behemoths, also known to some as camera platform for some fantastic video of his rig moving with total control at a virtual 200+ knots. Here’s nytugmaster’s entire YouTube oeuvre to date.
Coming through Port Reading Reach, I saw Sandmaster–first time ever–out of the notch. Sandmaster in notch was here the last foto here.
Southbound on Outerbridge Reach, we met Anacostia, another first for me.
Anacostia, four months since launch, is Vane’s most recent Patapsco-class tug. More of that class soon.
Just south of Outerbridge Crossing, we passed Pati T Moran. Outerbridge is named for Eugenius Outerbridge; the fact that it’s geographically descriptive is entirely coincidental.
More inner coast soon.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp. Many thanks to Working Harbor Committee for their efforts.