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Find the clue to the location of Governor Roosevelt, canal champion, in this photo? For info on the ex-president’s role in saving the canal, read here. For tugster post on Roosevelt’s last tug ride ride , click here. Click here for a photo of this vessel taken on a VERY cold day earlier this year.
Erie in Marcy.
One of many dredging operations ongoing . . .
A vestige of industry still extant but moved on.
Vestige of junction of current canal with old canal leading to Syracuse.
One of many self-propelled scows on the canal.
Here I need some crowd-sourcing help . . . this is former Coast Guard equipment, probably an inland buoy boat . . . but what was its official original designation?
Bow view . . .
Night time configuration.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
I will continue to post when I have wifi. And when I’m back home, like this morning, I even have time to comment on the photos I post. These photos were taken between Waterford and Fulton this past week. Notice the family coloration resemblance?
I could comment if I knew more about what I’m seeing, but Tappan Zee V is one I’ve heard about but can find no further info on the internet to corroborate. Notice it presents a different interpretation of NY state colors.
Reliable . . . again, I know she has a twin and has been on the hard for an unspecified period of time . . .
Syracuse is the twin of Reliable, and what I learned about her–other than that she still works–is
here. She’s in her 81st year and was built in the Canal shops in Syracuse. Maybe Reliable was built there too?
And the final photo for now is self-propelled derrick barge Ward’s Island, which–I’m told–began life as a sixth boro harbor ferry serving–you guessed it–Ward’s Island.
I really hope some of you help out with more info about these boats.
What a concept . . . all you can eat pancakes while motoring around Dutch waterways!
Aurora is a Cargill-operated cocoa tanker. Read the faint print on the starboard side of the tank.
Aqua Shuttle in Rotterdam and
School ship Princes Beatrix.
City Supplier . . as its sibling Beerboat keeps trucks out of the narrow streets in Amsterdam.
Colorful housing near a maritime school over on the north side of the Ij
is actually repurposed containers.
Two more work boats for now:
Scheurrak is a survey boat.
I love leeboards and the really upswept bow.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, and I have more from the gallivant, but they may have to wait to late next week.
PBB means “place beyond belief.” I knew immediately what this was, although I’d never expected to see one afloat and amove! Know it?
The translation here is literally “grain sucker.” Click here (scroll to pic 5) to see a WW2 era floating grain elevator operating in the sixth boro.
Al-Bahar, a brand new self-propelled cutter suction dredger manufactured in the same locality as
this 250+ year-old technology.
a short-sea container ship, one of myriad.
Vessel Terra transporting Mercedes vans.
Ark vessel name is Reinwater, but I’ve no explanation for the model sturgeon on the bow.
The Dutch word for bicycle is “fiets” . . which makes this Babette’s fiets, kinda sorta like this movie.
A floating refueling station with a great name.
An oil spill clean up vessel outbound under the Erasmus Bridge.
Kapitein Kok or Kapitein Anna . .. another amazing restoration.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who is far from his heart on the the sixth boro, although he’s loving it.
Louise van der Wees is less new.
But it was the sheer number of restored-to-operational-condition vintage tugs that impressed me, like the 1946 SS. Gebr. Bever. If that link is in Dutch, you can switch languages at the bottom.
Ditto Roek, 1930.
Spes . . . 1946
Wisent and many more.
a 1977 Hercules.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Personal note: Today I begin an extended gallivant in northern and western New York, the state. I have many more Dutch photos, but my ability to post may be limited.
I am now back in the place formerly known as New Amsterdam trying to sort out the sights of what is still the original Amsterdam and environs . . . from the Maas to Den Helder. A little self-disclosure . . . because I was born when my parents were still learning basic English and therefore spoke Dutch before I started English in school, I still speak fluent but broken Dutch. I also have lots of relatives in the Netherlands who indulge my interest in tugboats and other workboats.
Watchstander on Mahu M880 is occupied by someone with a sense of humor.
Radio Veronica has been transformed into an eatery as has
Live on the water and want to grow your own salads?
No problem and you further insulate your home.
The canals of Amsterdam and many other waterways in the country have floating housing, although this style of vessel–some built in the US after WW2–are NOT
out of service. Here binnenvaart boats service cruise ships in the port of Amsterdam and
Given the water in the Netherlands and old low bridges, tugboat technology and design evolved a unique set of vessels called
Lara dates from
1926. DAF powers this vessel.
Greta is just beautiful . . or mooi, as my relatives would say.
Telescoping portions of vessels can be seen everywhere like on Egalite,
Bonheur. Odin, formerly of the sixth bork and now permanently fixed in place, would have fit in nicely here.
This river cruiser has a wheelhouse on a scissors jack, and this
Seajacks Kraken defies all telescoping.
There’s so much moe to unpack, so let me leave it here . . . more Dutch invention and reinvention.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who will soon head north with my red passport.