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I’m very impressed . . . all the images I put up yesterday got identified and within a few hours either in comments section or on Facebook.
The top foto yesterday came from Thomas Scian of the USS Slater project in Albany. Click here to read the latest Slater Signals publication with info about the upcoming dry-docking. Thomas has promised to keep us informed about the tow down the Hudson around mid-February–in two weeks or so already– so that this transit can be well-photographed. I took the foto below back in September 2013. Here’s the navsource.org info on Slater.
The engine room pics came from Kelsey Patrick Connors. The first engine room is from Navigator, with twin EMDs 12-645-e4, 2150hp each. Here’s a foot of Navigator Norfolk-bound out the Narrows.
Some of you commented on how clean the Detroit Diesel was. It’s one of two 16-cylinder 149s at 900 hp that power Outrageous. I took these fotos of Outrageous in May 2009.
Thanks much to Kelsey and Thomas for use of the pics. Thanks all of you for your answers. I have no news on Sea Lion.
Lots of images you can try to identify today, but I’ll hold any further info until tomorrow.
First . . . this vessel will be visible and will be an interesting subject of photographs from many points along the Hudson next month, February. Clue: Note the hull color.
Unrelated to the top foto . . . any guesses about this and
and this from the same vessel and
this from the same fleet? Both vessels are occasional visitors in the sixth boro.
And finally . . . from a secret salt, a foto easy to identify. My question in whether there’s any news about this incident.
You’ll have some answers tomorrow.
Finally . . . here are some of my favorite ice pics on the Hudson taken a few years back by Paul Strubeck.
And here’s hat’s off to my Canadian cousins . . . if case you missed this late addition to yesterday’s post.
Here was 5 in this series.
This is the view from the bridge looking forward on Key Frontier, built 2011 in Maizuru, Japan. From this point to the bow is 638′ and to the stern is about 100′. Note the approaching tug and barge.
The length on the tug is 64′ .
The orange tanker in the distance is 800′. See the crewman standing on the edge of hold #4 just to the left of the green half mark for the helipad? He’s around 6′.
He’s a spotter for activity below inside the hold.
can hold holds 30 tons when full.
When a hold is just about empty, a loader is lowered to assist in filling the bucket.
These trucks can hold up to 40 tons. The ship transports between 50 and 60 thousand tons.
Safe driving on the ice.
All Fotos by Will Van Dorp. Thanks to Brian DeForest for access to the process.
Here Key Frontier‘s itinerary for the past six months:
|2014 January 23rd, 14:30:44 UTC||New York /u.s.a.|
|2013 December 26th, 12:00:22 UTC||Tocopilla /chile|
|2013 November 19th, 22:00:34 UTC||Roberts Banks|
|2013 November 19th, 22:00:25 UTC||Roberts Banks|
|2013 November 19th, 22:00:14 UTC||English Bay Anch.|
|2013 October 21st, 10:00:12 UTC||Lanshan/china|
|2013 August 19th, 19:00:37 UTC||Mejillones/chile|
|2013 August 9th, 15:00:13 UTC||Cristobal,panama|
|2013 July 31st, 15:00:14 UTC||Baltimore/usa|
|2013 July 12th, 21:30:58 UTC||Rotterdam/netherland|
Roberts Bank and English Bay are both in British Columbia.
Here was 27.
Last week’s weather fotos from Brian DeForest . . . Atlantic Conveyer cuts through a hint of fog, assisted by Charles D. and
Next, two significantly different ship departure fotos from Phil Little. Norwegian Gem 2007, 965 ft., thanks to pod propulsion, backs out with no, no fuss, no slewing around. Notable is what’s not seen, harbor tugs!
rolls to port as it bears hard to get Splendor turned into the flow.
I took the remaining fotos here earlier this week . .. along a congested KVK.
I’m not sure what this container is.
My parting shot . . . Elizabeth McAllister assisting Zim Shang Hai.
For more icy Great Lakes fotos, check tugboathunter’s site.
Thanks to Ken, Brian, and Phil for these fotos.
This first foto is by a secret salt . . . showing Dory (1978) and Captain Zeke (1980) tandem towing beach-lounging 125′ deck barge back onto the water.
And . . . attributed by the watermark . . . fotos from last week before Janus chilled the town, Atlantic Conveyor gets an assist from Charles D. McAllister (1967).
Shelby (1978) also worked in the January fog. Thanks, Brian.
And the rest of the fotos are mine: the seldom-seen Specialist (1956?), here close and
Two Coasts . . . Chesapeake (2011) and Emerald (1973).
Resolute (1975) about to pass Düsseldorf Express (1998),
Many thanks to the secret salt and Brian DeForest for their fotos. All others by Will Van Dorp.
The tow–Lauren Foss and the crane–is captured in Gatun Lake by MS Europa‘s webcam.
A few hours later, she arrives at the Gatun Locks, which will lower her to Atlantic/Caribbean levels. Vessel nearer is ARC Endurance. Click here to see ARC Endurance in the sixth boro a bit over a year ago.
Vessel in the distance is MSC Carmen.
For truly remarkable photos of the tow traversing the Canal, click here to see gCaptain’s fine work.
With friendly seas, the tow should be arriving at the Narrows at end January/beginning February.
You might be wondering about the connection between the vessel below and my previous post . . . here about the delivery of the 1997 Rockefeller Center tree.
It turns out that in 2003 the vessel below –North Star– formerly offshore supply vessel known as Rio Hanna (1968) and Pelto Seahorse
carried these Rockettes and a very happy crewman
along with the 2003 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree from New London to a pier near Intrepid, where the ramps were positioned and the truck rolled off on its way east to deliver the tree. Read all about it here in the New London Day of November 12, 2003. The fifty-year-old 79′ Norway spruce came from yard of Frances Katkauskas in Manchester, CT.
Here the crew pose for a foto near the Circle Line pier after delivering the tree.
Many thanks to Guy Torsilieri for providing the lead and to Richard Sise of Cross Sound Ferry for providing these photos. These fotos were taken the year I moved to NYC but three years before I started this blog.
If anyone has other pics to share, I’d love to put them up here. And 2014 . . . sounds like another tree-by-water delivery is overdue.
OK . . . I’ll admit that I’m foolish enough to think every day is Christmas, every day in New Years, . . . and I could go on.
Let’s go back to November 1997. Tugboat Spuyten Duyvil delivered a barge carrying a Torsilieri truck carrying a Norway spruce bound for Rockefeller Center.
The tree was felled in Stony Point. Click here for the article by James Barron detailing the tree transaction.
If that tree is 74 feet, that’s a long trailer.
You gotta love those red balls. By the way, Hughes logo on the barge was painted out for this transit.
Here were some fotos taken in the Upper Bay. I highly recommend getting the children’s book version of the story in part to see the artistic liberties taken in rendering both tug and truck.
Fireboat John D. McKean does the honors.
Although I’m still working on locating more pics of this event, including Joyce Dopkeen’s shots of the offloading process, I am thrilled to share these with you here.
Again, many heartfelt thanks to Bill Hughes for sending these photos and to John Skelson for reformatting them.
I hope to have more belated “christmas” fotos soon.
Darell T. Gilbert took this foto . . . a hot air balloon over the water in Red Hook around the 5th of January. WTF?!@#@!! Anyone know the story?
Thanks to Sam Zapadinsky . . . can you identify this creature walking on the icy upper Hudson? Coyote? Here’s a post from a few years ago of eagles on the mostly frozen river.
Sam also took this foto from the tug Frances, which
is the forwardmost tug in this foto by Bob Dahringer. Frances and Kathleen Turecamo move crude oil tanker Afrodite into the dock in Albany, one of many water tasks that happens whether the temperatures are 0 or 100.
And finally, Mike Abegg took this foto of Alice Oldendorff in the Brooklyn Navy yard, taking on
fuel. Quantico Creek and a Dann Marine boat (either Chesapeake or Discovery Coast) assist with this operation in the ice-choked area around the docks.
Thanks much to Darell, Sam, Bob, and Mike for these fotos.
Click here for Bob Dahringer’s YouTube videos, recently with a lot of ice.
Now here from Harbin, China is a completely other reaction to cold weather.
Cold weather keeps me inside, where my fingers keep the keyboard warm. I’ll start by revisiting this foto I took a warm morning in 2010. That tugboat was 60 years old at that moment. The easiest name to read is Ocean King, but in raised metal letters on the port bow, you might make out some other letters,
even clearer here on the starboard bow. And in between those two names, she also went by David McAllister.
The following three fotos come thanks to Allen Baker. The foto below shows Resolute in 1974 in Fells Point, when she was part of the Baker-Whitely Towing Company. Click here and here for posts I did in Fells Point and Baltimore back in 2010.
The foto below dates from 1980. Notice Grace McAllister to the left. At this point, McAllister had just purchased the B-W Towing Company.
Many thanks to Allen Baker for sharing these vintage fotos. And thanks to the folks at tugboatinformation.com, without whom I’d have a much harder time tracing back these names.
First three fotos by Will Van Dorp.