You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘NYS Marine Highway’ category.

0aaaabe10aaaabe20aaaabe30aaaabe40aaaabe5

Thanks to Bob Stopper, these photos show NYS Marine Highway’s Benjamin Elliot moving French canal barge Sojourn into the Lyons drydock area. Sojourn has quite the history that I hope to be telling more about soon.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA0aaaabh50aaaabh6OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATwo times that have a lot to recommend them . . . before and way after hours.  

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

x

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?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Step back a hundred and some feet . . . and clearly it’s USAV MGen Anthony Wayne LT-803, 5100 hp, and delivered from what is now  VT Halter Marine in June 1993.  Off her port side is Eric R. Thornton.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s a view of Robert E.’s business end under way.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And they were off.  Fells Point, the nearest vessel, is likely the newest boat in the race.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

More photos later.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.”

Lots of photos today . . . about just that, DeWitt being a former 1810 NYC mayor (after becoming disgruntled as US Senator from NY state . . . and before going on to other offices)  greatly responsible for up-commercializing the waters around the city so that the other five boros would come into being.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Denizens today, include all manner of critters, plus folks like these McQuaid rowers who come to help others.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Or like Ra to prove something.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Notice the salad growing on the outriggers and elsewhere.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Or to heal, while kayaking 6000 miles.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Folks come to the canal to tootle around on interesting boats like this 1973 Albin 25.  Here’s a similar boat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Or this antique.  Sorry I don’t know the manufacturer of Lazy Bones.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Or this Island Packet with an unusual tender.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A Lagoon 43 power cat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A Mark V design.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Boats from distant ends of the US . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and beyond.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In case you don’t recognize the flag there from World Cup play, Zwerver is Dutch.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All manner of denizens travel along the banks whether for shelter or

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

an interest in technological history like this and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

lots like this.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cheap living space with unique roommates can be had too.

0aaaadd13

The canal is a place of work too. …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

0aaaadd16

and commerce past . . . like 127′ Alanson Sumner, built by the Goble yard in 1872; and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

present . . . like the half century young Margot.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Come on up, stick your neck out like Chelydra s. here,  and enjoy  . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos taken in June by Will Van Dorp.

Happy Independence Day . . .

So let’s start with June 2014 at the north end of the Oswego Canal . . . that’s Kathy Lynn way in the distance to the left.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Port of Oswego also sees its share of international tugs . . . Wilf Seymour (ex-M. Moran) here with the multifunctional barge Alouette Spirit is Canadian.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

That diagonally mounted grate on the bow of the barge is a ramp to allow RORO use.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wm. Donnelly is . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

a D. A. Collins tug, and  . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

also working on the Amsterdam dam (!) is an Arundel Marine tug called Sarah Leanne.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Collamore . . . I can find nothing about.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here northbound on the Hudson while I was behind a dirty window . . . that may be HR Bass (scroll through) passing Peebles Island.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And for the last photo today, enjoy another of Margot, here housedown as she leaves Lock 19 eastbound.

0aaaact1

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s thrilled to be back where his upstate roots are.

 

Here was Highway the first and second.

The photo below I took on June 22. Cheyenne was headed for Erie PA and Margot was St. Lawrence bound.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

June 23 . . . Margot pushes her load out into Lake Ontario past Kathy Lynn and the dredge working the mouth of Oswego harbor,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Massena bound.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This photo I took on June 30, as Margot and light barge eastbound arrive at top of Lock 19. . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and eases into the chamber.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

June 28 Margot, house lowered  heads towards the top of  Lock 11 in Amsterdam.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And here, credit goes to the photographer on the Tugboat Roundup FB page, Margot, accompanied by Frances, is northbound on the Hudson moving a beautifully bedazzled Slater.

0aaaact1z

Many thanks to Paul Strubeck, the photographer of the photo above.  All others are by Will Van Dorp.

Just a note . . . some of my posts are “text light” this summer because those are assembled as I travel with an aging laptop that is increasing out of touch with the WordPress software.  I’m investigating an iPad upgrade and welcome input on dealing with what I understand as an inability to download camera photos of iPad.

Also, if anyone along the Oswego or Erie Canals reads this and got photos this week of Cheyenne with two scows, please share them with me?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA0aaaacr20aaaacr30aaaacr40aaaacr50aaaacr90aaaacr6OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA0aaaacr8

In reverse commentary on the photos above, photo #9 just above was the heron that checked me back into Waterford after seven days on the Canal.  Photo #1 way above is the heron that stood guard in Oswego.  In between . . . Margot and Cheyenne headed west and then east.  Enjoy these photos sent along on this inflexible old laptop.   As of this writing, I’m guessing Margot is approaching the sixth boro for the dazzled Slater move tomorrow.  I hope my sixth boro friends get good pics of the move from KVK to albany.

More photos soon.

 

Here’s the first in this series.   David sent me some photos earlier this week and offered to write the commentary as well.  Hence the quotation marks.

Marie J. Turecamo steam harmlessly through the harbor.”

0aaaads1

James Turecamo makes a splash as she heads towards the Kill.”

0aaaads2

Lincoln Sea sits patiently in the notch of the DBL 140.”

0aaaads3

“Two displays of heritage in the form of New York State Marine Highway tug Margot and Ellis Island.”

0aaaads4

Herbert P. Brake pushes a scrap barge (possible future additions to her hull?) through the harbor.”

0aaaads5

Crystal Cutler pushes the Patricia Poling as Andrew Barbieri bears down upon her.”

0aaaads6

My take:  if a waterborne Rip van Winkle had fallen asleep 80 years ago and awakened today, the bridge and the light might be among the very few structures he would recognize.

0aaaads7

Stephen Reinauer steams lite through the harbor towards her next assignment.”

0aaaads8

“Ever ready, ever vigilant.”  

0aaaads9

Thanks, David.    The sixth boor’s the star here, IMHO.  To post some corny doggerel in Poetry Month “collaboration is the game and “sixth boro” the star’s name!

 

As Harvey (1931) made its way northward from a dry dock visit, Slater (1944) was a hundred miles upriver, making its way south.  The next two photos come from Birk Thomas, taken north of Newburgh NY as sun was lowering onto the hills  in the west.

0aaaasm1

Benjamin Elliot (1960) is the assist tug.   Margot (1958) has Slater alongside . .  the other side.

0aaaasm2

John Dunn caught this photo of the tow south of Newburgh, after sunset.

0aaaasm3

Since Margot cannot be seen in the photos above, here’s her profile as I shot it back in September 2013.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Many thanks to Birk and John for the photos.

 

It’s Margot, last included on this blog here.  Guess the location?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And a former fleet mate of Frances, it’s  Catherine Turecamo . ..  with Gage Paul Thornton way in the background.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s a closer-up of Gage Paul with Robbins Light in the background.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

New York Central No. 13 . . . changing at a glacial pace and probably regressing, not progressing.   My last photo of this boat might be here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s Robert leaving the sixth boro this morning with a tow that

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

includes dredge McCaskill, which I previously featured here high and dry  and here from the inside.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

East Coast meets west coast this morning alongside Corossol.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The newer Dean headed eastbound on the KVK and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and finally . .  another configuration of Marjorie B. McAllister.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos taken this week by Will Van Dorp.

Oh . . . Margot‘s location in the first photo is Tottenville NY, with Outerbridge Crossing in the background.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 400 other followers

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

My job . . . Summer AND Fall 2014

Graves of Arthur Kill

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

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
October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 400 other followers