You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Kirby Corporation’ category.

Here’s a range of photos from the present to the unknowable past.  Gage Paul Thornton . . . 1944 equipment working well in adverse 2014 conditions.   Photo by Bjoern Kils of New York Media Boat.

0aaaar

In 2007, McAllister Responder (1967) moved Peking (1911) across the sixth boro for hull inspection.  Photo by Elizabeth Wood.  That’s me standing on port side Peking adjacent to Responder house.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

1953 Hobo races in Greenport Harbor in 2007.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

A glazed over Gulf Dawn (1966)  inbound from sea passes BlueFin (2010).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Deborah Quinn (1957) awaits in Oyster Bay in 2010.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

HP-Otter and HR-Beaver . . .  said to be in C-6 Lock in Fort Edward yesterday.  Photo by tug44 Fred.   New equipment chokes on ancient foe but no doubt will be dried off to run again.  Compare this photo with the fourth one here.

0aaaarrt33

Unidentified tug on Newburgh land’s edge back in 2009.  I’ve been told it’s no longer there.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Unidentified wooden tug possibly succumbing to time in August  2011.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ditto.  Wish there was a connection with a past here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thanks to Bjoern, Elizabeth, and Fred for their photos.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

 

I should rename this post “Time Warp.”  I started it in May 2008 and this morning–in response to some Facebook exchanges–resurrected it.  Maybe I will begin a series called “Time Warp,” though, and any photos no more than 20 years old–to pick an arbitrary boundary and to keep the series from becoming ancient time warp which could be its own thing– . . . any photos you wish to contribute no more than two decades old would be welcome.   Maybe I gave up on this post six years back because I had too many unanswered questions.

Anyhow, to plunge back in . . . Robert Silva and Harold Tartell provided foto of Manhasset from way back, when it sported a flying horse on its stack . . . .  I assumed this vessel was long ago scrapped.  I’m also assuming the location of this shot can be pegged by the two LNG tanks in the background.

 

Here’s another shot of the vessel (1958) (or 1952) in transition, I presume, sent along by Robert Silva.

0aaaaaaaamnhst

Here’s a photo I took in 2008:  a different small tankship Mostank (1950) maneuvers close to a tanker.  I don’t know if Galahad is still in service, and

0aaaaaasts58

Here in Arthur Kill to resupply, I suppose,  Mostank . . . M O S being Marine Oil Service.  Mostank shows up as registered until at least a year ago.  Emma Miller now serves the sixth boro.

Here’s where the time warp impinges on this post.  Great Gull was around still six or seven or eight years ago.  Time flies.  The Gull has flown south.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Back then, John B. Caddell was still working.  Is she still intact?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Nathan E. Stewart was still in town and here moving Mary A. Whalen to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The unique Odin still worked here, and

0aaaasts9

Weddell Sea was still known as Scott C.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos here by will Van Dorp unless otherwise attributed.

 

 

This is the series for photos from all over.

First, from Bob Stopper, who makes it his business to –among other things–document Erie Canal life up in the  county where I grew up, it’s  . . . can you guess what’s under all that snow?

0aaaatao1

It’s a hibernating Grouper.  I’ve done more than two dozen posts on this boat, which I keep hoping comes back to life.   Here’s a post that shows her working on the big lakes, the northern coast of the USA.

0aaaatao2

And from the Maraki crew currently getting their passports stamped in the Conch Republic . . .  some Stock Island residents . . . like Robert W. Tomlinson (ex-YT-399 Numa) and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Dutch tug turned yacht Itinerante (ex-Havendienst 1, Vulcanus).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s one of my photos:  that’s Iver Foss tailing the big ZPMC Shanghai-built crane as RORO Hoegh Shanghai follows them in through the Narrows last week.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Some photos from Brian DeForest . . . Joyce D. Brown delivering a crane barge as

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

RORO Don Juan rolls some vehicles off and some others on over in Port Newark.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s are two photos lacking a photographer both showing Tradewind Towing Rachel powering USS SS Mount Washington AOT-5076 on its final voyage.  The photo below I screen-grabbed from the Crystal Serenity, which is now off Japan.   Mount Washington is at the scrapyard and Rachel is preparing for the next job.

0aaaatao8

This photo comes from the Gatun Locks webcam.

0aaaatao9

Bowsprite caught these three last week:  apparent L to R, Arabian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and Patricia in Red Hook.

0aaaatao10

Thanks to Bob, Lucy my sister, Franco for standing in the cold with me at the Narrows, Brian, bowsprite, and the remote cameras for these photos.

Here was number 6 in this series.  It occurred to me this afternoon to rename the whole series “weather overwater,” as a tip of the hat to Dr.  Jeff Masters and his site.  His 18-minute TED talk at the link with his name on it is worth the 18 minutes.   And what do you imagine happens on and over sixth boro water on a day like this . . . ?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The usual.  Diane B pushes a fuel barge, leaving BW Amazon behind,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cheyenne consolidates scrap,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Davis Sea pushes oil somewhere up river as she did here and here,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Susana S, in the same location here a year ago, takes on bunkers. . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

. . . along with Stavanger Breeze.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fishing goes on, and pilots

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

do their thing no matter the weather since 1694.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

More bad weather coming . . . so what.   Not that it’s easy, though.

Finally, a relatively close-up foto of Katherine.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bruce A. McAllister pushes through the snowflakes, as do

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Blue Fin . . . still gray,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Brooklyn and Patapsco,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and finally Pegasus.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And finally . ..  escuse the poor quality, but these are cam-captures of Miss Lis at the Gatun Locks last Thursday, six days ago.  Although it’s not legible here, the container at the bow of the barge reads “FLUOR.”  Let’s keep a watch for this tow at the Narrows in the next few days . . .  from the Left Coast and headed here for the Tappan Zee project, I presume.

0aaaamll1

0aaaamla2

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

OK, here’s tomorrow’s post today . . . Wednesday’s news coming on Tuesday.  The snow happened today, so let’s see it today.

Here was 3.  And another snowy post.  The first three fotos here come compliments of Brian DeForest.  Here, hanging on the wall are Hunting Creek and Coastline Bay Star.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Davis Sea–I believe–is practically invisible to the naked eye.  Here was Davis Sea as a K-Sea vessel almost four years ago.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Scotty Sky passing alongside the aptly named Alpine Loyalty.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Brooklyn at the #9 buoy.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And Hoechst Express inbound from sea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

By late morning, the snow was slowing down in the sixth boro, here on the landside of Gage Paul Thornton and Thornton Bros.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Many thanks to Brian DeForest for the top three fotos;  the others by Will Van Dorp.

Snow is snow and not the same is ice, but cold weather makes me want to keep a watch on this site for the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club, which always has the news on iceboating in the Hudson Valley.

I took these fotos Friday before the winds started.

Viking . .  . . To see how she’s evolved over the past 41 years, click here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Brooklyn was previously a fleetmate of Viking.  For her history, click here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Above and below . . . it’s Huron Service, which recently got new paint as well.  Here’s an overview–possibly out of date–of routes served by Genesis Energy.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Clearly, from the foto, to say commerce USED to happen on the Gowanus Canal . . . uses the wrong verb tense.   Here, from L to R, it’s Shawn Miller, Samantha Miller, Miss Ayva, and Diane B.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Finally, and still in Gowanus Bay, it’s Discovery Coast and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Potomac and Hunting Creek.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Stay inside or at least firmly attached to something substantial.

March 2011,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

March 2010, and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

… can it be and not in Kirby white but

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Vane classic green?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the LongIsland-built tug with a Louisiana name, Houma!  And pushing DBL 25!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All fotos today by Will Van Dorp.

Here was post #1 of what could become a series from over five years ago.

Dusk rarely finds me at my places along Richmond Terrace, but last night I was here with elizabeth, and she took a pic much like this one, and when she sent it to FB with the question “Guess who my dinner date is?” one friend wrote back . . .  “the great Gatsby?”  So call this  . . . what the great Gatsby sees as tugster on a short day’s journey into night, apologies to Mr O’neill.

Barney Turecamo passes Gatsby’s place, as do

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Frederick E. Bouchard and B. No. 210,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ellen McAllister,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fidelio,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Dorothy J,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Blue Fin,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Weddell Sea.  

Gatsby’s for the night . . . was actually Blue–formerly known as R. H. Tugs.  From Blue, it was a short walk to Sailors Snug Harbor for the 25th annual John A. Noble Art Auction.   And I’m very pleased to say that

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

a print of my foto below brought $500 into the museum’s funds for restoration of Robbins Reef Light, and the framed foto went home with a very happy friend.  To see the other 49 items in the auction catalog, click here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Barney Turecamo with barge Georgia  and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Buchanan 12 light, under the same wintry sky.  The last time I saw the 12 was back when tugster last took a swimming day.  I’d love to see the high and dry hulls of Barney and Mary.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Franklin Reinauer and Taft Beach leaving Erie Basin and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Franklin here refueling with Ruth M.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Robert E. McAllister, passing where warehouses are being transformed into park equipment and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Passing the cranes at the former Military Ocean terminal it’s Mary Gellatly and headed the other way

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Marjorie B. McAllister.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Joyce D. Brown westbound past IMTT and here a few minutes later Joyce with

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Meredith C. Reinauer right behind.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Shelby slings some barges and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

magnificent Maryland –as seen from a low angle–made to the dock.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A Vane unit . . . I don’t recall and can’t identify . . . a few minutes after sunrise.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All fotos taken the past month by Will Van Dorp.

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

Graves of Arthur Kill

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

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
April 2014
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 320 other followers