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For photos of all the previous generations of sludge carriers–aka carriers of Gross Universal Product–click here for the first in this series. Rockaway makes the second of NYCDEP’s latest vessels I’ve seen. Look her over well.
She’s only slightly less loaded than . . .
Hunt’s Point, which I saw about a half hour later.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Specialist (Texas) is looking good for a 1956 vessel.
Dean Reinauer (Rhode Island, 2013) heads into the rising sun.
Eastern Dawn (Louisiana 1978) passes the hose rack.
Gramma Lee T Moran and Barney Turecamo in the KVK under an unsettled sky.
Caitlin Ann (1961, Louisiana) with tons of scrap.
Patrice McAllister (Alabama, 1999) stands by. Here was how she looked her first hours in the sixth boro.
Neptune (1992, Louisiana) tends the dredge along the Con Hook Range.
All photos taken this week by Will Van Dorp.
Here was 5 in the series. And here’s something I miss up on the Canal: ships! They remind me the planet is vast yet interconnected.
From a distance, I thought this was Grey Shark. It’s actually quite different, but
Into this very busy pic comes Maersk Detroit. Tugboats there are Susan Miller and Larry J. Hebert.
This bow of Oceanmaster has ploughed the oceans for just one year, and brings fresh salt to the port, in anticipation of another ivy winter.
I love great names like Freight Margie, here with Specialist passing.
Anyone know the name of this vessel over in GMD Bayonne?
Afrodite passes through the harbor in broad daylight.
And if you weren’t satisfied with yesterday’s view of Ramform Atlas (104 meters loa by 70 m. maximum abeam) . . . here’s another.
And finally . . . with over 10% of the shipping in the world flagged Liberian, here’s acknowledgement that that country is also suffering from the most recent ebola outbreaks. Note the flag on stern flown upside-down.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’ll be in the sixth boro a few days.
Not New York . . . that’s for sure. But do the colors look at all familiar?
That name should tell you why I posted these photos, taken in Skagway, Alaska, and sent along by Bob Heselberg. Click here for more info on Lily Oldendorff, sister of Alice, who most recently appeared here on this blog.
And finally, the day before the race, I got this photo from MY former Pioneer crewmate Darell Terrance Gilbert. Now crewing on a people mover on the sixth boro, he sees a lot of things not many folks see. for example, back on a cold evening in January, he sent along this pic that we’ve never quite figured out.
Bob and Darell, thanks much for sending along these pics.
Happy Labor Day. And for most of these photos, I’m grateful to William Hyman, whose perspective was Pier I at 69-70th Street.
The event starts with a parade . . .
including a range of serious muscle. That’s the gray Willard operating as New York Media Boat in the distance to the right.
Even The Bronx represented that bor0.
Then there’s the line up . . . . Anyone have the experience of waiting in the starting blocks before some foot race?
And then many engines roar . . .
and churn up the river.
William does a good job of capturing what it looks like from behind.
Scroll through this 2006 tugster post for photos of my current boat–Urger–in this race eight years ago and seen from the back of the pack.
And I took this photo yesterday of the 343‘s addition to the festivity.
Many thanks to William Hyman. And have a great Labor Day.
But first . . . it’s a race, and there are trophies for such categories as best-looking, best mascot, best tattooed crew person . . . . And there is pushing and jostling, for which there are no trophies. But what would you call this?
From l to r, lining up are Meagan Ann, Houma, Bering Sea, a little of Robert E. McAllister, Buchanan 1, Mister T, and Emily Ann.
Here’s a view of Robert E.’s business end under way.
Mako III seemed to carry a different name last year. It began life as an Army ST, although I don’t know what number she carried. 66, perhaps?
And they were off. Fells Point, the nearest vessel, is likely the newest boat in the race.
More photos later.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who is grateful to NYMedia Boat and Bjoern Kils for getting the best positions for photography during the sixth boro’s premiere Labor Day event, the 22nd annual Great North River Race organized by the Working Harbor Committee, who also deserve a big round of applause.
Two questions you might have are . . why does the Army have boats, and who was MGen Anthony Wayne? Here are links A and B to answer the first part–please add detail if you know it–and here’s the info on General Wayne, sometimes called “mad General Wayne.”
Maersk Atlanta was headed out and
the lifters –Oops I mean Ardmore Sealifter and . . Ichabod Crane–were at different stages of prep to move and
and who be that . . . incoming . . . hull down?
with lots of deck gear . . .
why it’s Alice!!
with all her sculptural machines all
ready to discharge more aggregates on the projects hither and yon in the terrestrial boros of NYC.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who offers this in case he’s NOT back in the city for the tug race on Sunday. On verra.
Click here for the many posts I’ve done on my favorite Alice.
Coexistence . . . is vital. Click on the linked words for info on the Bisso family history and their fleet of derrick barges. I can provide no info on the surfers other than that they were having fun at the beach. You should have heard what the gulls–lower right–were saying.
I’m not sure whose survey boat this is. . . .
Head on over to Riis Park before the season is over!
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here was the first post . . .LNYB . . being Lower New York Bay. I’m wondering, though, if this might technically be the corner of New York Bight, not the Lower Bay. The “sixth boro” nomenclature . . . blurs the distinction.
The Rockaway Lateral pipeline project is . . . partly about pipe. How the pipe gets “injected” into the earth is illustrated in this video. Bear with the first 45 seconds . . . the remaining 4 and a half minutes are illuminating.
Thanks to a secret salt for these photos of taking on pipe and provisions.
Here are fleet mates.
All above photos from a secret salt. If I’m not way off, the photo below–not so close up–shows Michael Lawrence alongside the “pipe-injector” barge.
This last photo I took on Tuesday.
Again . . . in my field guide to birds, an exotic is a species neither indigenous to nor common in a region. Transferring this definition to machines that float, I guess that makes almost all large vessels in the harbor exotics. Here were installments 1 and 2 for smaller boats.
This is not a vessel type commonly seen in the sixth boro, although it is common in other places.
Arrival of this vessel did stir some excitement among the herd of ‘scapegoats over at Fort Wadsworth, where I’d stopped by on this morning that I chose to visit my haunts around the harbor on my days off from Urger. That’s Australian Spirit over in the distance.
Identification via VHF transmission did sound like “makel lornce” headed for the “wakes” yard,
which translated through my ears was Michael Lawrence bound for Weeks. Well, welcome to NYC if this is the first trip in.
When I was finished with my other business and heading back home to Queens, there it was again, this time
headed to the job site off Rockaway.
All photos this morning by Will Van Dorp.