You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Alice Oldendorff’ category.

Know this superstructure?  Guess the date?

0aaaaop1

0aaaaop2

Know other boats on this photo?  Actually I don’t although I see some Eklof colors.

0aaaaop3

Here’s Mary Turecamo as she appears today, i think.  I took this photo in November 2009.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And frequent contributor Ashley Hutto send this along.  Can you identify the location?

0aaaaop5

And finally, from Walter, a frequent commenter here, a novel view of Alice discharging aggregates.

0aaaaop4

These photos come thanks to bowsprite, Russell, Ashley, and Walter.   Thanks very much.

Answers to the questions are:  Mary Turecamo photos were taken during the 1986 centennial of the Statue of Liberty.  And Ashley took the his photo over near the Goethals Bridge.

 

Not New York . . . that’s for sure.  But do the colors look at all familiar?

0aaaabh1

That name should tell you why I posted these photos, taken in Skagway, Alaska, and sent along by Bob Heselberg.  Click here for more info on Lily Oldendorff, sister of Alice, who most recently appeared here on this blog.

0aaaabh2

And finally, the day before the race, I got this photo from MY former Pioneer crewmate Darell Terrance Gilbert.  Now crewing on a people mover on the sixth boro, he sees a lot of things not many folks see.  for example, back on a cold evening in January, he sent along this pic that we’ve never quite figured out.

0aaaabh3

Bob and Darell, thanks much for sending along these pics.

Here were 2 and the first.  This was Sunday morning August 24 at dawn.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Maersk Atlanta was headed out and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the lifters –Oops I mean Ardmore Sealifter and  . .  Ichabod Crane–were at different stages of prep to move and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and who be that . . . incoming  . .  . hull down?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

with lots of deck gear . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

why it’s Alice!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

with all her sculptural machines all

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

ready to discharge more aggregates on the projects hither and yon in the terrestrial boros of NYC.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who offers this in case he’s NOT back in the city for the tug race on Sunday.  On verra.

Click here for the many posts I’ve done on my favorite Alice.

Photo thanks to John Skelson . . . it’s not a bird . . .  it’s not a plane . . . it’s NY Media Boat, one of the recent recipients of the Life Saving Award from the Marine Society of New York for a February 2014 rescue from a sinking tugboat.

0aaaamb10

So . . . what might you see on a customized adventure sightseeing tour of the sixth boro aboard NY Media Boat?   Well . . . if you’re interested in fireboats or firehouses . . . they’re near their Pier 25 pick up site.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A bit farther north . . . you can see Chelsea Market or Pier 66 Maritime from the water, a perspective quite different from experiencing either of them by land.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

You never know what private boats might be docked at the passenger terminal . . . this one obviously wanting proximity to

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the car wash.  Thanks to Phil Little for this unique perspective from the cliff at Weehawken.

0aaaambtopaz

You can see the newest NYC scalloper port.  F/V Endurance was back there yesterday.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

If Alice is in town, you can meet her up and personal.   Alice Oldendorff, aggregate carrier, was the focus of the very first tugster post over seven years ago, as well as many since.  Use the search window.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The East River offers unusual juxtapositions . ..  like the UN and the WTC.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

You might see remnants of industrial Brooklyn riverfront or

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

demolition happening to IER 17.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

You can see classic architectural icons of NYC like the 1929 Chrysler Building or

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1976  tramway.   But if you’re like me, you’ll be hoping for

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

unexpected sailing vessels like Halie & Matthew or all manner of work boats like

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Long Island built Maryland.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

How about the “interior” side of Red Hook Container Terminal?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Of course, then there’s nothing that beats close-ups of wherever you want on the sixth boro by open boat.  Book a tour here.   By the way, the boat offers warm, waterproof gear and PFDs.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s an article on Bjoern Kils and the boat from a publication of Willard Marine, manufacturer of the boat, which formerly lived on a US destroyer.   Also, here are some recent NY Media Boat clients.

All photos here by Will Van Dorp, except the delightful one of the private boat at the car wash by Phil Little and the lead photo by John Skelson.  Thank, Phil.

 

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?

0aaaaopp1

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.

0aaaaoop2

0aaaaoop3

Sam also took this foto from the tug Frances, which

0aaaaopp4

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.

0aaaaaaopp

0aaaaaaaaopp2

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

0aaaaopp5

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.

0aaaaopp6

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.

Bear with me here.  I got up at 0430 and caught the 0535  Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to Penn Station.  On the LIRR, marathoners.  In Penn, I caught the #1 subway to the Staten Island Ferry (SIF);  at 0615, it was standing room only on the subway, worse than on a work day rush hour except all marathoners.  These are the stairs leading up to the SIF, all marathoners almost.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s from the roof of the ferry terminal on Staten Island looking south.  See that line of people?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

They’re all waiting for a shuttle bus ride (approx 3 miles) to the starting line.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I was there to watch a particular marathoner, so I made my way to a pier.   Double click on these fotos to enlarge them.  The FDNY water display was intended for all 48,001 marathoners, including my favorite, who has the distinction of  being accommodated to pass UNDER the bridge rather than over it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Recognize her?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Escorted along the end of this leg of her ongoing marathon by Marjorie B. and Robert E. McAllister, it’s

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

you guessed it, the only contestant to negotiate the sixth boro, Alice Oldendorff.   If you’re new to this blog, type Alice into the upper left search window and you’ll see the particulars between Alice and me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I recall seeing Alice back in 2005, and since then she’s deliver several million tons of Canadian maritime aggregates into the port, the stuff you need to build and maintain a metropolis.   She’s an indefatigable marathoner.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

What a day for her to arrive.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All fotos and fabricated view of reality by Will Van Dorp.

For NY Daily News pics of the race, click here.

Here were 1,  2, and 3.  Looking back, my favorite of those three is number 1.  So what are the delights of the East River, other than my longstanding fixation on this aggregate carrier . . . ?

0aaaalic1

Well, clearly I’m not the only one who recognizes how delightful Alice’s presence in the sixth boro proves to be.

0aaaalic2

Thanks to the Long Island City Community Boathouse for these pics long on spirit if perhaps a bit short on focus.  My last trip with LIC Community Boathouse goes back five years already!!  On that Sobro cleanup trip I also took these fotos.

0aaaalic3

These fotos remind me that I’ve yet to get myself to Four Freedoms Park (below) on Roosevelt Island, as well as

0aaaalic4

Ship of Tolerance, which will be at the salt dock on Staten Island this weekend.   In the foto below, Gabby L. Miller is moving the Ship past the United Nations Building.

0aaaalic5

All fotos are compliments of the Long Island City Community Boathouse.

Here was 26.

China-built 2008 Ranjan and an unidentified UPT tanker.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The only foto NOT in the sixth boro here, anchored in Guanabara Bay it’s Japan-built 1998 Aframax tanker Moscow Kremlin.   Notice the Cristo Redentor statue atop the mountain to the right.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Korea-built 1995 APL Garnet leaving town today. Name the tug off the port bow?  I can’t look at that covering on the Bayonne Bridge and NOT think of a junk sail.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

More on that tug later.  Great names here . . . Silver Lining (2003)  and Christina Kirk ( 2010), both Japan-built.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fiorano (Netherlands 2012)  I wonder what she delivered here . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

. .  with Petalouda, Japan 2008.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

German-built 2007 Norwegian Gem, included here to show scale with respect to a Circle  Line vessel.  I should have looked more closely at the Circle Line.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Amelia Pacific (Japan 2006) and Americas Spirit Korea 2003).   This view of Americas Spirit better shows her size.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Shippan Island, China 2005

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OOCL Vancouver, Japan 2006

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Najran, Japan 1998, up on plane perhaps?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And last but not least . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

she with whom I have a long history . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Alice Oldendorff, (China 2000) earlier this weekend offloading in Gowanus Bay Brooklyn.   Alice was featured in my first-ever post here.  Click here to see all the others.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So that tug.  I thought it was Ellen . . . but it’s the slightly newer Robert E. McAllister.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Foto of Moscow Kremlin by my daughter, Myriam, whom I thank.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

Related:  One ship currently in the sixth boro that I did not see this weekend was this one by the Kabakovs.

Yesterday a goal was to get a better look at this vessel, Ternen.

Her odd posture resulted from some marine variation on a flat tire.

And while I watched, this familiar bulbous bow appeared, headed for sea.  Alice!!  she was in town almost to the day six years after I started this blog.

Almost exactly four years ago I posted this, with a tallying of statistics about two years of watching/studying the empiricals of New York harbor aka the sixth boro.

Thanks to your continued encouragement in the form of reading, commenting, correcting  . . .  I’m still watching life on the most important boro of this port city.

The buffleheads are back, and when I asked, they let on they were really happy they were not gallopavos of any sort.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

By the way, no matter any info to the contrary, tomorrow is Blue Friday.    Why blue?  DonJon blue . . . of course.  Atlantic Salvor will be arriving back in the boro towing sections of the WTC antenna.  You can track it here.

How I spent Thanksgiving 22 years ago . ..  in Basra, Iraq . . . click here.

Here was 2.

What kind of fotos does one get  on a dark and drizzly morning?  Well, through a fence I snapped this one of the virginal Evening Star . . . in the boro less than 24 hours!    And less than a year and a half after keel-laying down in Louisiana.

Alice Oldendorff came in this morning . . . the first moving vessel I spotted today AND the subject of my first ever post nearly six short and long years ago.   Alice shuttles aggregates between Port of Bayside, NB and Brooklyn Navy Yard.

And even more virginal than Evening Star, here’s DDG-112, to be commissioned in the sixth boro next Saturday.

USS Michael Murphy is named for a fallen SEAL and built at Bath Iron Works.

Here’s Alliance St. Louis, a US-flagged RORO with

a smudge on her bow that resembles smudges I’ve seen on other ROROs.  Anyone explain the origin of what appears to be primer paint over damaged coating?

Here’s the Kirby barge Pacific, which

has this unusual feature midships.

Moving her eastbound was Amy C McAllister.   The tanker in the distance off Amy‘s stern is Lia.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Soon-to-be commissioned USS Michael Murphy will be open for tours tomorrow.

 

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

Join 413 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
November 2014
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 413 other followers