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Darell T. Gilbert took this foto . . .  a hot air balloon over the water in Red Hook around the 5th of January.  WTF?!@#@!!  Anyone know the story?

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Thanks to Sam Zapadinsky . . . can you identify this creature walking on the icy upper Hudson?  Coyote?  Here’s a post from a few years ago of eagles on the mostly frozen river.

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Sam also took this foto from the tug Frances, which

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is the forwardmost tug in this foto by Bob Dahringer.    Frances and Kathleen Turecamo move crude oil tanker Afrodite into the dock in Albany, one of many water tasks that happens whether the temperatures are 0 or 100.

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And finally, Mike Abegg took this foto of Alice Oldendorff in the Brooklyn Navy yard, taking on

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fuel.  Quantico Creek and a Dann Marine boat (either Chesapeake or Discovery Coast) assist with this operation in the ice-choked area around the docks.

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Thanks much to Darell, Sam, Bob, and Mike for these fotos.

Click here for Bob Dahringer’s YouTube videos, recently with a lot of ice.

Check this video report on USCG ice-breaking in the upper Hudson as well as this one of Ellen McAllister shifting ships safely on cold days.

Now here from Harbin, China is a completely other reaction to cold weather.

Not Afrodite although Apollon is otherwise a twin.

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This IS Afrodite.  All the rest of these fotos are compliments of Paul Strubeck.

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In this set of Paul’s fotos, you may conclude that his conveyance is overtaking Afrodite, but I’m reversing the order as the vessel  Afrodite–leaves the upper Hudson running towards sea and St. John.

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Click here for the rest of the TCM (I’m not sure why the T-E- N) fleet.

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This looks like Kathleen Turecamo and Frances assisting Afrodite out of the berth.

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I took the first foto, but all the others I am grateful to Paul Strubeck for.

I’ll ‘fess up . . . this is the picture in my head when I think of Afrodite.  And here is a former USN vessel by that same name!

 

. .. that gray vessel on the Jersey side just north of the Outerbridge, we know what it is, and

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that’s Vulcan III at its stern, but what is it doing in the Arthur Kill portion of the sixth boro?  Just curious if anyone out there knows . . .  Here and here are more sites on IX 514.

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And this from l’amiga . . . Frances pushing north and Captain D pushing south . . .

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kind of a reminder me of a Dr. Doolittle character . . .  pushmi-pullyu . .

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I hope a reader can clarify above vessel and procedure.

The first two fotos come compliments of Tony Acabono, and the last two by l’amiga, both of whom I’m grateful to for passing them along.

And to paraphrase the former vizier of defense, there are known unknowns and unknown unknowns . . .  as in these two additional fotos from l’amiga.

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I know this is Grey Shark, but will the trucks onboard come back?   What if anything is in them?  If they return, will they be empty?

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Any answers to any questions would be quite satisfactory.

Here’s a collage of images as my last roundup 2013 post:

a half dozen working tugboats and a covered barge as seen looking east from the Second Street Bridge,

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a swimmer in the water either doing a northern style Richard Halliburton re-enactment or setting out to do an underwater survey mission as the lock is –unbeknownst to her–about to open,

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(For more complete info on what’s going on here with the swimmer, check this post by bubbling-blowing bowsprite.)

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my possible future employer shoehorning an Eriemax passenger vessel into the first lock in the flight,

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waterdogs go fishing,

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Onrust resplendant,

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a Dutch barge,

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Urger dried out for some emergency surgery along

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with Tappan Zee II,

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Eighth Sea and Bill’s exercise machine,

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Stu’s Dragonfly,

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the pilot’s understanding of the pushoff contest,

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and in Troy, some public art designed to assist memory . . .  the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument with goddess Columbia blowing her horn high above Troy, as seen from Tug44.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  See you in Waterford in 2014, I hope.

Late October 2011, Day Peckinpaugh and Frances Turecamo float above Lock 3, post-Irene, seen here through the eyes of the master of Tug44.

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Here’s Day Peckinpaugh last weekend, nose to nose with Urger, the latter here for shaft work.

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It’s unknown when if ever the DP will operate again.  Here and here are previous posts with the Eriemax bulk carrier.

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Blount’s two decade old Grande Caribe applies the same design to contemporary passenger cruising.  Notice the popped-down house;  in this post from three years ago, the house is up. I’d love to hear from someone who’s sailed on one of these “small ship adventures.”  Shipboard romance?  What are the stopping off places for adventuring off the mother ship?

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And compare the tug Frances Turecamo (1957) in the top foto to her incarnation now.  It’s great to see her back at work.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  Thanks to Jonathan Boulware , interim president of South Street Seaport  Museum, for passing along  this article and video of salvage of Astrid.

Today . . . as time constricts . . . just vessels, mostly under way, like Frances, at the confluence.

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Govr. Cleveland and Eighth Sea, locking and swaying.

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Eighth Sea, stopping at Rusty Anchor to lubricate a wobbly shaft . . . it was rumored.

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I’m out of my depth here.

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Kathleen Turecamo and Dean Reinauer, about to move RTC 106 downstream to the sixth boro.

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Govr. Cleveland passing the scrap dock.

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Herbert P. Brake pushing HR-Bass downstream.  Crosby colors?

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Benjamin Elliot at the Troy wall.

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Gowanus Bay approaching the Troy lock.

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Margot making a grand entrance.

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Tender #3 near the Roundup.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who feels quite the time crunch right now.

First, and I quote, the roundup “began in 1999 as a way to preserve and promote the maritime industrial heritage of the State Canal System….”  Many thanks to the sponsors and the volunteers.   Thanks to the town for their “hawsepitality”  (That’s Jed’s newly minted term.) which brings about 25,000 people to a Saratoga County town of fewer than 10,000.

What light is this illuminating the Second Avenue Bridge between the town and Peebles Island?  And what is the kayaker . . .

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and all these others looking at . . .

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while bathed in varying light?

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If you do Facebook, catch about a minute of the grand finale of  Fireworks by Alonzo‘s artistry in Waterford the other night here.

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Waterford’s pyrotechnics are unusual because the geography makes you feel them.  There’s light, sound, and some serious concussion, and that’s all one thing, singular.  And the only thing I like more than watching the explosive colors is to see what they illuminate. . .  like Mame Faye and the glassy water–after an almost shower–at the confluence of the Erie Canal and the Hudson River.

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Scroll through here for my video of the show four years ago.

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I’m awed by the power and flash reflected in this fresh water.   Click here for my fotos from the first roundup I attended seven years ago.

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And then it’s morning and time to clean up, check

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the condition on the barge, move

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the tow to a place where the ebris can be offloaded, and

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send in the underwater inspection expert.

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For that underwater inspection of prop and flanking rudders . . . that’s tomorrow’s post.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who needs to get to his paying job.

Here’s a fireworks post I did a little over a year ago.

It’s the weekend after Labor Day in Waterford, time to call a muster.

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And stuff starts happening.  Atlantic Hunter arrives via the highway.

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Tug-of-the-Year Gowanus Bay travels from the south.

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Buffalo parades from Waterford back to Waterford.

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Grand Erie travels as the dais.

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As the parade approaches the Waterford Visitors Center, a water salute awaits Eighth Sea,

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Frances, Margot, and Benjamin Elliott . . .

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as well as Cornell and Iron Chief.

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Parts B and more soon.  All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who met great people, missed many others, and heard fabulous stories to be followed up on soon.

Here are parts A   B   and C from 2012.    More links to past roundups tomorrow also.

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Here was Highway, the first.  As I approach the end of my sixth year doing this blog, I’m looking to recycle/update some titles.

Many thanks to L’amica dalla torre . . .  , here are fotos of Margot just after having rounded the Battery on Tuesday.  Previous fotos of Margot can be seen here and here.

Margot‘s payload is a Metso paper machine . . . although I’m not entirely sure what its function is.

Here between the leaves still on trees after a leaf-stripping hurricane and piled up snow . . .   Margot passes the mouth of the Morris Canal, to the left of the clock.  Note that red crewboat over closer to the mouth?

Here’s a closerup foto.  I can guess ownership from the shade of red, but  . . . anyone know the name?

All fotos but the last one thanks to L’amica.

Three vessels at the roundup this year appeared there for the first time .  . well sort of.   The red one, aka Augie, was in fact there for the first time.  The other . . . on the left, Frances, has been there before but with very different appearance.

Here’s a closeup of Augie, who first made a show here and here.

The surprise newcomer at the roundup this year was Wendy B, but with a bit of search, I’ve found this blog about here journey from Toronto to DC seven years ago, by the previous owners.

Click here for the specs at the time of her last sale.  Talking with the owners, I learned she was delayed in the sixth boro–on her recent northward passage–by the 4th of July 2012  fireworks.  Does anyone recall seeing her in town?  Here are my fotos of the spectacular illuminations that day.

Here’s Augie, nestled up to Cornell, in current colors.

When I saw Frances this weekend, I first assumed I was looking at Margot, currently working on Lake Ontario.

Here’s how Frances looked two years ago.

I’m enthusiastic to see Frances (1957) covered in new paint that just exudes vitality.  Soon she’ll be working like Margot, her one-year-younger sister.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated but thanks to Barbara for sending this link along:  South Street Seaport in the news.

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