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The days to use the westside pedestrian/cyclist lane of the Bayonne Bridge are winding down . . if plans are to be believed. And then, in 2014 or so when the work is completed, the walk/cycle lane will reside on the east side.
Note the bulb of a vessel appearing between the support members. I’m thinking that given the use of “flags of convenience” in this industry, this foto might make a suitable flag for an aquatic micronation like Republic of New Atlantis or Oceania.
Behold a possible 4892-teu vessel headed straight for the narrow channel at Mariners Harbor.
Fortunately, that trajectory will be modified by Amy C McAllister. But I wonder, what would happen if that bow tug should suddenly lose power.
That gray console on the portside bridge wing, can I cal that a bridge wing helm station?
Note the folded forward mast. Vessel is APL Oman. Any guesses where she was built? A clue is that builder is listed as a company named Daewoo.
Bruce A. McAllister acts as the starboard stern thruster.
She’s five days out of the Panama Canal. Here’s APL’s itinerary for the past two months:
|2012 August 19th, 13:00:31 UTC||New York|
|2012 August 14th, 04:00:44 UTC||Balboa|
|2012 July 29th, 00:00:08 UTC||Pusan|
|2012 July 27th, 08:30:05 UTC||Yang Shan|
|2012 July 25th, 00:30:49 UTC||Hongkong|
|2012 July 24th, 11:00:17 UTC||Yan Tian|
|2012 July 21st, 22:00:58 UTC||Yan Tian|
|2012 July 21st, 22:00:40 UTC||Hongkong|
|2012 July 19th, 22:30:28 UTC||Kaohsiung|
|2012 June 18th, 08:00:09 UTC||Norfolk|
The rotation is progressing well.
It seems the starboard bridge wing helm station is covered, so portside to the dock?
Color-coded overalls keep hierarchy pronounced?
While I’m up on my vantage point overlooking Newark Bay, I have a chance to see what else is around. From roughly far left to near right, it’s upper blue wheelhouse of DonJon boat, Bebedouro!!, an unidentified ferry, and Cashman’s drillboat Kraken.
All fotos taken today by Will Van Dorp, whose computers are happier than they were yesterday.
And the place of construction for APL Oman . .. Daewoo Mangalia in Romania!!
I’m guessing what’s happening was accounted for by Newton and I’d enjoy hearing a description of forces like resistance caused by hull and keel design, ideal speed for flow across the rudder, and coordinated push of the two tugs deployed such that 5100 hp is near stern and 3000 hp opposite but toward the bow; and taking into account the current/tide and wind.
But ultimately, I suppose the principles are the same as turns a canadagosling.
This foto shortchanges both Porto–container vessel at Howland Hook–and whatever aircraft flies above it. Which aircraft . . . you may wonder?
This one!! Or these ones.
Astride the Boeing’s shoulders is OV-101, the engineless shuttle that never entered space, escorted
by a T-38 chase plane.
scoped out progress on the still second-tallest building in Manhattan,
Ultimately,Enterprise will be barged upriver and be preserved as part of the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. To make room for OV-101, the museum has sent three aircraft upriver, literally: MiG-15, a Douglas F-3D Skyknight, and a Supermarine Scimitar. To see them barging upriver to ESAM, be at the Waterford Flight of Five tomorrow.
And on the subject of preservation, a request . . . tug Pegasus and Lehigh Valley 79 need your vote to demonstrate the power of social media and, thereby, win a grant. Vote DAILY!!
Answer can be found at the end of this post. I was thrilled to find this sixth boro foto today. Shot appears to be towards the northwest, but I’m not certain yet. It appears to be a merge of two fotos. On lower left side of my original foto the handwritten number “1906″ is visible. A date? Maybe not. Doubleclick enlarges.
Now we sweep from right to left. I see at least a “stick deck barge” and an Erie covered barge on this side of the pier, which has a crane on it. Then a ?? 200′ unfinished steel vessel, something beyond that, and a four-masted schooner farther still at a dock.
Middle sections shows steamer Ursula and an unidentified (by me) vessel “south” of the cove off its stern. I can’t quite make out details in the cove. There was an Ursula that operated at one point between the Battery and Glen Island (near New Rochelle.) Another shot of Ursula appears in this 1919 foto. Beyond the many buildings on this part of the island . . . at least two hulls surrounded by scaffolding?
More manufacturing buildings and a larger “wooden stick barge.” Lettering on the white building says “Standard Shipbuilding Corp.” That should be the clue that identifies this place. But did they operate here only between 1917 and 1921? Could 10,000 workers have operated here daily?
It’s Shooter’s Island as I could never have imagined it!! Click here for some Standard/Shooters built vessels. One of these Standard/Shooters vessel–SS San Tiburcio–was mined and sunk in 1940 and now attracts divers, as here. Of course, the most famous Shooter’s product must be Meteor III, launched Feb 25, 1902 (click here for a very detailed NYTimes account of the event) which eventually was broken up at a site not far from Shooters. More on that later, I hope. An interesting note on the christening of Meteor III . . . the act was done by Alice Roosevelt, who later . . . 1959, also christened the USS Theodore Roosevelt SSBN-600. Can anyone point me to fotos of Meteor III aka Aldebaran when she came back to the sixth boro for scrapping?
Foto thanks to Ed Fanuzzi, whose father worked on ships on Shooters. I’ll never be able to look at Shooters the same again.
Has anyone published a Shooters Island shipbuilding book?
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First, fotos I didn’t take include ones of a half dozen sailors riding the Staten Island ferry this past Sunday. These days that’s not a common sight. Should I have said . . . Can I take your picture? I usually don’t take close-ups of people, at least not strangers. Of course, if USS Iowa had been homeported here, seeing sailors on the ferry would have been routine. Bitterness persists in some circles about the Navy pulling out of Homeport Staten Island. Here’s what’s happening on that space . . . although as of Sunday, the federal buildings are still standing.
Now a foto I did take. Can you see the rest from this?
FFG-28 USS Boone was in town this past weekend after its last deployment before decommissioning, scheduled for February 2012. Anyone fill me in on what chain of events that sets into motion? Do all personnel get reassignment? Will it be mothballed? Is sale to another country a possibility?
Late tonight I anticipate strolling through Penn Station as part of my transit from work to sleep; usually I run, but on Halloween it means the parade has wound down and that all types of creatures will inhabit that transit ecolabyrinth. Halloween in New York and most places in the US produces a mix of the grotesque, macabre, sexy, and just plain bizarre. This post is intended to mirror the spectrum of the menagerie I expect to see tonight. Meanwhile, to see Halloween aboard MV Algolake, go to their Faceboook site.
Start with the raised Helen Parker, which capsized and sank off Manhattan earlier in the month. These fotos come thanks to Jerseycity Frankie. No one was physically hurt, although
feelings certainly suffered. Here’s more on the story.
Seatrout . . . here she be! I’ll bet they don’t serve smoked salmon on board.
In any parade, some costumes are simply unidentifiable by the uninitiated. Like this, which stands as a piece of post-industrial sculpture just behind the A&P in Bergen Point Bayonne, between Elco Boat Basin and the old Esso yard. Can anyone identify its former use? Speaking of the old Esso yard, here’s an old piece of British newsreel showing response and cleanup after a quite tragic June 1966 tanker collision and explosion there. Here’s the NTSB report.
Here’s a foto I took yesterday, tribute to the surprise pre-Halloween snowfall. APL Qatar was about to be backed down for departure for sea. More fotos of Qatar soon.
Finally, here’s another shot from the Lady Liberte parade. If you haven’t done so already, check out bowsprite’s reaction . . . at least . . . to this vessel being in town. ”Lightship” just doesn’t have the energy of the name for this class of vessel in some other languages: for example in Danish, it’s a fyrskib. See fyrskibs and much much more here.
Here’s last year’s Halloween post about a trip to Issuma. Issuma today is off Alaska after having sailed east to west across the Northwest Passage!! And I could have taken a leave and gone with . . . ah silly me.
Latest word on MV Algolake and the Great Lakes in general, looks like I’ll spend Thanksgiving with my sister in Michigan, after stopping briefly in Toledo and Detroit.
For a walking lunch, the crescent along the Elizabethport side of Arthur Kill ‘s northeast end tip satifies. It’s no picnic, but many worse places come to mind.
Yesterday I arrived, sandwich in hand, at 1:07, to catch Evening Tide headed for Newark Bay following
All fotos yesterday by Will Van Dorp. Now I mentioned the “crescent” earlier because this “park” where I walked was once a shipyard. Crescent Shipyard made submarines; fotos here. It went by other names before and after, but of them all, now there is no trace. Seems a shame.
Red Hook Grain Terminal in the background, Christine M. McAllister pushes Reinauer RTC 502.
Elk River exits the east end of the KVK, with white cranes in the background at Global Terminal.
Ross Sea pushes a deep-loaded barge. In the distance, a small portion of the Brooklyn Army Terminal.
in the brackish water over in Newark Bay would not form. That’s Port Elizabeth to the northeast.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, except of course the one by Vladimir.
The Bayonne Bridge has stood astride this blog from Post #1, and yet, I’ve never slung my lenses over its walkway. Truth be told, I rarely view the sixth boro FROM the Bridge; instead the Bridge frames my view . . . . fills background. Richard Wonder–who previously submitted this wonderful shot of John B. Caddell almost four years ago–has convinced me with this next stunning series of shots that views from that bridge must lie in my future.
Yang Ming Efficiency slides inbound. Might that be Ellen port (along) side?
I’m wondering what the large “granular” load is in the open-top containers. . . . castings?
Heading toward Shooter’s Island, Efficiency begins a rotation to starboard. That’s either Charles D. or McAllister Responder between Efficiency and Shooter’s.
To execute the turn, Margaret Moran plays stern thruster with all
All fotos by Richard Wonder. Thank!!
Related: The NYTimes this morning ran an article on those links between this bridge, Savannah, Panama, and August 15, 2014.
This post is devoted entirely to requests for info. Like . . . what is the metal cage on this disintegrating wooden barge on the portion of Shooter’s Island shore right opposite Mariner’s Harbor?
Calaboose? hoosegow? tool crib? bird cage? rat pen?
Industrial to be sure, but what is
this structure right across the southeasternmost point of Port Elizabeth and near a green corner of Bayonne?
Lygra has an unusual design for these parts. I caught her in Red Hook about two months back. Anyone seen her before? Know what she transported?
Someone asked me about this boat last winter, no doubt attracted by the design and the port of registry: Portsmouth NH. Until I watched it a bit this summer and noticed divers aboard, I was convinced that Dolphin III was a sport fishing vessel: billfish or tuna.
But it seemed to be operating as a dive support boat, complete with
a fairly large tender.
So it didn’t surprise me to hear that the vessel might be working with a marine contractor. Anyone know what project might be?