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Hawsepiper Paul is writing about this subject all along, as you might expect since he lives most of his days on a bunker barge.

Indulge me a bit as I elaborate on these adventures, as captured in photos by Tony A, starting with this one. When does a New York port of registry seem out of place?

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I’d say when it’s painted onto a vessel never or rarely seen in New York, and of course I know that with flags of convenience . . . anything is possible with arcane finagling.

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To appear to digress a little bit more, Marcus G Langseth is to 2014 as Robert G Conrad was to –say– 1980.  Conrad is a photo I copied from Seth Tane‘s archives a little over a year ago when I did the “fifth dimension” series on the sixth boro.

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Langseth is currently working off Atlantic City, one of its nearer peregrinations.

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Anyhow, about two weeks ago Tony A and Patrick Sky got to deliver fuel to this international wanderer.

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A little over an hour later, Patrick Sky, feeling much lighter, pulls away from this dock underneath Throgs Neck  (which autocorrect insists should be spelled “throb’s neck,” but that would take us into adventures in spell auto correcting, which I’d much rather avoid.

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Many thanks to Tony A and to Seth Tane for use of these photos.   Happy scientific gallivanting for LDEO, Marcus G Langseth named for this Tennessee-born earth scientist.

 

Boston Navy Yard, February 1932 and launch day.  Click here to see the context.

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Grand River at Grand Haven, February 1907.

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82 years later, the same vessel as the top one and now known as Seneca, pushes Tender #10 eastbound just east of Oneida Lake.

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107 years later than the second photo above, H. J. Dornbos, now known as Urger awaits dry-docking between Locks 2 and 3 in Waterford last week.  For a sense of how Urger looks high and defy, click here.

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Enjoy these additional shots from Seneca‘s wheelhouse.

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Here’s the story, and

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here’s what the 1960ish waterways of New York State looked like.

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Click here for an article on an international set of passengers Seneca has recently carried;  ditto here for an fall 2013 article an Seneca.

Thanks to William Lafferty for the 1907 Dornbos image.

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.

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

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Or like Ra to prove something.

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Notice the salad growing on the outriggers and elsewhere.

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Or to heal, while kayaking 6000 miles.

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

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

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Or this Island Packet with an unusual tender.

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A Lagoon 43 power cat.

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A Mark V design.

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Boats from distant ends of the US . . .

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and beyond.

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

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

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an interest in technological history like this and

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lots like this.

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Cheap living space with unique roommates can be had too.

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The canal is a place of work too. …

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

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present . . . like the half century young Margot.

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

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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.

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

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

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Wm. Donnelly is . . .

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a D. A. Collins tug, and  . . .

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

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Collamore . . . I can find nothing about.

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

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

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

 

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In order . .  . .  Governor Roosevelt with Tender#4,  Tender #4 with electric motor and unique stack, Urger, Seneca and Tender Dana on the nose, Tender Dana, “newish” antiques on Lake Oneida east end, dredge and Tender #10, Tender T-7, Governor Cleveland, Dragon dredge, derrick boat.  As to the tenders, think . .  a vessel for tending dredges and other vessels.  For Dragon dredge, I’ve no idea about the story there.

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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.

 

Off the Japanese coast?

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Isn’t that Patrick Sky?  Has she been boarded?

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Nah . . . Patrick is just bunkering the Japanese Coast Guard Kojima on its annual trip through the sixth boro.

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Click here and here for photos of Kojima’s previous visits.

Many thanks to  . . .was it Tony?  . . . for these great pics.

Pulling the plug?

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Trying to put it back before the sixth boro drains away?  Freeing a fouled conning tower on an experimental North Korean  submarine?  Attempting a descent into a rumored rabbit hole?  Performance artist?  Very small bobber tender preparing for a large fish to bite?   Got a better caption?

Thanks for this photo sent by a secret salt . . .

Janga Bork is NOT a Dutch fishing vessel, although the unusual (?) hull brings it to the top of this post.  The “L” prefix on the hull identifies it as Danish.

By the way, the aggressive newish spell checker always tries to change my preferred spelling of “sixth boro” to “sixth bork.”  You may have seen some “typos” I missed.  I’m very happy to learn that Bork is in fact the name of lovely Danish seaside town that I must visit one of these years.

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For (slightly dated) info on Dutch society and fish, click here.  For a thought-provoking op-ed piece by Paul Greenberg on the plight of US fishing industry, click here.   The “UK” on the trawler below, Sursum Cordo, identifies it as registered in Urk.   Fishing vessels from all over –see Stellendam below–bring their catch to Ijmuiden, just outside Amsterdam.

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Huge trawlers like Cornelis Vrolijk‘s  Carolien  . . . of Scheveningen–operate out of here as well.

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Here’s sister ship Scombrus.

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Smaller trawlers Seagull and Flamingo are sculptural.

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The “Z” on Flamingo stands for Zeebruge in Belgium.

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In a Den Helder drydock, it’s Grietje Hendrika by the top sign and St. Antonius (Belgian) in raised metal letters below.

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No surprise Dr. Maarten Luther is German.

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In the town of Haarlem, the fish merchant is one of the more recently built buildings.

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In the same square, this take on “blind justice” is a refreshing leap backwards.

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Noord Hinder lightship  . . . just over a half century old . . . reminds me of this lightship lost in the South American jungle.

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Another restored Dutch steam vessel Hydrograaf  has a name that reveals the mission for which it was launched over a century ago.

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I have more, but for now . . .  as the Dutch say . . . Stop.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Here was 13.

Can you guess the origins of this freshwater vessel?

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I’d think the underwater structure here is something of a clue.

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I’ve no idea how many years ago this house was added.

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Here’s another clue, although it might be quite the distractor.

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I like the off center crane.

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Check 1929 on that above clue.

This is a plan of the ferry WARD’S ISLAND, designed by Eads Johnson, and built for the New York State Department of Mental Health in 1929 by Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT (slow year for submarines?). Steel, diesel, 101 ft. x 32 ft. Retired in 1937 by construction of bridges.

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Many thanks to Norman Brouwer for the above drawing and identification.  Photos by Will Van Dorp, who needs to find out what propulsion engine (s) the derrick vessel has today.  I’ve also not found a found of Ward’s Island prior to her conversion.   Photos were taken along the Oswego Canal.

 

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