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I lived near Cape Ann for most of the last 15 years of the 20th century, and have to get back now and then.
Few places in the US are as connected to the water as Cape Ann, whether it be churches in Gloucester,
small business icons in Rockport,
or National Endowments for the Arts winners for the oldest profession (really) in Essex.
I was in Gloucester too short this time to meet up with recent friends there, but old friends welcomed me back, like Mount Agamenticus here looming behind the Isles of Shoals and the Boon Island Light, visible but not pictured . . .
as did Thatcher Island.
All fotos this weekend by Will Van Dorp.
I wouldn’t dream of missing Bowsprite‘s lead, so here goes.
My latest gallivant has found me here,
a location I zoomed through last year.
The vessels in this post
reveal this river on the East coast
Whose name most know as ___ ____r.
So here are the clues: Margaret McAllister and a warship in the distance.
Cape Henry escorting in Petrochemical Supplier pushed by Corpus Christi.
In case you worried that Patty Nolan‘s figurefigure would go unrefurbished, check this out . . and just in time for the holiday. The 1931 vessel is updated, state-of-the-art, and decent! More Patty soon. If you don’t get the “figurefigure” reference, well, this is a “headless” and limbless figurehead.
If you’re really coordinated with screen controls, you can tour 1939 Hudson, the only pre-war sea tug museum in the Netherlands.
Ellen McAllister –that nose packs a terrific punch–rafts up with Nathan E. Stewart –now in the Pacific Northwest?–after the 2009 Hudson River tug race; the 2011 race will happen in LESS THAN two months.
And back in the sixth boro, here’sOSG Horizon and barge OSG 351 on possibly their first foray in these waters. Assist tug is Elizabeth McAllister (1967). Horizon is the twin of
OSG Vision. Another of the design is planned. Any guesses on the name?
And an announcement, this blog leaves on a gallivant tomorrow and may be silent for the better part of a week. We hope to surface in Jacksonville, Miami, Key West, and Dry Totugas. Cheers.
Interstates feel like rivers, all be they hard and inefficient compared with watery ones. Approaching this truck, nothing seemed unusual until
We got alongside. Live fish!
On all those East Coast trucks, I’ve never seen a “dead fish” sign.
Fotos taken near the Virginia/Tennessee border by Will Van Dorp. Anyone know the name of the truck line? I was too absorbed taking the fotos to register the
name. Here’s a “how-to” publication from Kentucky State University’s Aquaculture Research Center. I still wish I’d caught the name of the shipper.