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

Red Hook with Alice Oldendorff in background.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

0aaaadepredhook

Lia with Stolt Effort on the far side.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hellas sisters with Left Coast Lifter in the background.  Anyone know when the gargantu-crane will move toward the TZ Bridge site?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ever Divine has seraphic lines . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Zim Luanda follows a sinuous path through the KVK with assistance from Brendan Turecamo

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

… as does Hanjin Durban, escorted by Miriam Moran

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

maintaining a steady course between the two container ships as MOL Excellence bounds seaward…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and encounters a sister MOL Expeditor waltzed in with Marjorie B McAllister.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So . . . what do you know about this ship?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Answer tomorrow.  All photos here by Will Van Dorp.

 

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.

Here was 3 with links to 1 and 2.

I’ve been so far unable to find the original use of this barge, but I haven’t expended much shoe leather either.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Click on the foto below from the July 21, 1977 NYTimes for an article on Michael O’Keefe’s barge restaurant opening.  Anyone identify the tug?

0aaaarb10OK

Bulk commodities commerce needs some stretches of riverbank in the sixth boro.  Crushed stone in; garbage out, as well as

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

recycled materials,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

aggregates,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

scrap metal, petroleum,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

salt, and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

desert scrapings aka road conditioner. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Products galore and more and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

more.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Places to park aka dock are vital also.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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.

First, thanks to Birk Thomas . .  . Ice River currently in Philadelphia.  Here’s the reefer fleet list.

0aaaars1

And thanks to Mike Abegg, Alice Oldendorff, currently in the sixth boro, the vessel that started this blog over 2000 posts ago.

0aaaars2

Also, still in port, Asopus.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And just out of the repair dock, it’s Stena Primorsk, having spent weeks in or around the harbor.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And finally . . . NYK Joanna leaves town yesterday.  Watch between tug and ship, starboard side,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

here, for what has to be one

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

of the more dangerous jobs on the water.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s the docking pilot leaving the vessel as it heads for sea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Perusal of the NYK fleet shows names like Mark Twain and William Shakespeare.  I’d love to see them come to town.

Unless otherwise attributed, all  fotos by will Van Dorp.  Thanks here to Birk Thomas and Mike Abegg.

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 358 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

My job . . . Summer 2014

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

My Parrotlect Flickrstream

PC290099

PC290098

PC290097

P7070075

P7070073

P7070072

0aaaaff9

0aaaaff5

More Photos

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
July 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 358 other followers