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Here was the first in this series.

The first three photos below–Weeks 535 to the left and Weeks 529 to the right–I took on December 3, 2013.

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The rest of the photos here–taken by Brian DeForest–show cranes including Weeks 535 taken in mid-July 2014.  Note the orange-helmeted man at the lower left point in the crane barge hull.

 

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Here are the cranes of Howland Hook where Grande Morocco 

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prepares for her run along the coast of West Africa.

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Finally . . . a unique perspective for landlubbers . . . Weeks 573 working on the Goethals Bridge southeast side.

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Many thanks to Brian for these photos.

 

Let’s start with LT-5 at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum.

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Here’s The Chancellor at the NYS Canals dry dock as it was being flooded.   Here’s a recent tugster post focused on this vessel.

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Now the marketing name for this “tug” is a “barge pusher.” 

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Here’s a closer up of the engine unit and hydraulic-driven thruster, operating near Rotterdam Junction.

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From Maraki in St. Eustatius . . .  it’s Triumph.   notice the submerged tug off to her port side.

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Here . . . tending the piledriver in Amsterdam is Sarah L_Anne . . .  I can’t quite make out the name.

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Also from Maraki, it’s Statia Reliant off the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.

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Back to the waters just east of Lock 11, it’s Wm. Donnelly tending a scow.

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Thsnks to Ashley Hutto, this photo of Buccaneer, taken Tampa.

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And to end where we started . . .  it’s Oswego’s LT-5, accented by crepuscular rays.

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First, thanks to Andrea of I love upstate New York for use of this photo of the Oswego Harborfest fireworks.

The tug visible though is NOT Syracuse.  It’s Nash, which I’ve previously written about here.  Syracuse is somewhere in the darkness beyond Nash.

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The fireworks barges would not have been in position without Syracuse, here seen at launch over 80 years ago.

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Today she’s just a tug, not an antique vessel.  She just works;  she doesn’t demonstrate working.

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New York colors as seen in darkness and

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rain.

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Notie the logo on the t-shirt of the gentleman to the left . . .the same company that does the Macy’s July 4 show!!

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And on the lighthouse . . . a local expression of thanks.

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Again, thanks to Andrea for use of that top photo;  all others by Will Van Dorp.

 

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In order . . . autism awareness kayak marathon, Schenectady aqueduct remnants, scullers, Waterkeeper vessel, lobsterboat as yacht, self-described “redneck pickup”, amusement park  rocket, pirates’ parade, Hackercraft, 1942 Richardson,  boat and wooden barge remnants and rowing dory, Corps of Engineers survey vessel, and Capt. Henry Jackman discharging aggregates in Oswego.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

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Top to bottom:  summer fireworks, deer along the banks, more deer, engine room assistant, sea ducks? eel fly, and  . . . yes . . . camels.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’ currently canal side at the north end of the Oswego Canal, where the boat is open to the public.

 

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Going, going . . .

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working . . .

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standing by,

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heading to the next job,

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waiting,

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traveling to the next job,

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looking good in green . . .

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who . . . yeah . . . was running out of text today.

 

This is continued from yesterday.

Containers move this way.

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And although this photo was taken on the Maas, registry is several countries away.

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Like double trailers on US Interstates, you see the same with short sea motor-barges.

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And here’s some Maas reefer transport, this

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one with an unexpected name.    Part of the explanation might be furnished by this post from a few years ago.

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I hope this look at some other rivers stimulates some thought.

All photos by Will Van Dorp,

 

This looks like LNG.

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Motorized barges have telescoping houses and transport personal land transport.

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School ships might look like this.

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Bulk carriers look like this, at

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these dimensions,

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and carry products like this.

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And somehow the economies make it work.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Parrish . . .as in Maxfield Parrish . . . always painted skies like these  . . .

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although they never had robots on the horizon.

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And this is beautiful holopelagic weed.

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The photos come from a mariner minus moniker.

 

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