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Some backstory on Bebedouro and juice tankers in general can be read here.  Today was as cloudy as the last time we met was sunny, but for me Bebe pierces any gloomy or doomy day.

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Miriam Moran and Brendan Turecamo must have the same attraction to this Brazilian morsel, given how they pursue.

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Bebedouro herself has traveled over 58,000 nautical miles since April 1, moving the divine southern juice from Brazil to Rotterdam and Newark.

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Scroll through this post for more info on juice tanker technology.

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Citrus Products Inc operates a facility over in Port Newark where Bebe and her sisters

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deposit their cargo.

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Happy December.

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Note the ferry Islander on the left side of the foto.

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All fotos taken by Will Van Dorp, this morning.

Many thanks to Paul Strubeck for this foto of a preserved “results report” he has . . .   from a 60-year-old typewriter!  A week from today Working Harbor Committee is sponsoring a great event they call the 20th annual North River Tugboat Race, but clearly there have been more than 19 prior races involving the machinery of the New York City towing industry.  How many races have been held?  Going in “order of completion,” I’ve managed to find fotos of  #2 finisher Barbara Moran and #3  Socony 11 (later Dorothy Elizabeth, shown here racing again in 2007) from Birk and Harold’s site.   Also, here’s a foto of a model of #1 Shamokin.  And a foto from eBay of Wm. J. Tracy.    Finally, here’s a quite forlorn foto of Dalzelleader late in her life.  That leaves me without images of finishers 5, 6, and 7:  Dauntless 14, Russell 17 and Turecamo Girls of that vintage.

Thanks to Charlie Gallo for sending this foto of Mister T (2001) from the east end of the East River, a section of the sixth boro that I’ve inadvertently ignored.    I’ve no idea who the T is Mister T is. Behind the bridge is SUNY Maritime’s Empire State.  Thanks, Charlie.

In fact, I’m always looking for new perspectives, like this one from a week ago over southwest Bayonne, showing McAllister Sisters and Ellen McAllister docking Golden Gate Bridge, with Bebedouro and Islander (I think) in the distance.  Also, in the foreground, it’s drillboat Kraken.

One of the details of ships is their names, like this quite intriguing one.

From a similar aerial perspective, enjoy Turecamo Girls (1965).

How about an unexpected angle on a frequent subject of this blog, Gramma Lee T Moran, running here with an outbound Carnival Glory.

The T in Gramma Lee T is for Tregurtha.   Gramma Lee has this other vessel named for her as well.  She was the wife of Paul Tregurtha, a name that you might know from Ken or Isaac’s blog posts on Interlake Steamship Company vessels.

I spotted one such vessel from Badger earlier this week.  Behold barge Pathfinder and tug Dorothy Ann.

Barge Pathfinder used to be a boat:  J. L. Mauthe. 

Boat-turned-barge Pathfinder now has a detachable engine called Dorothy Ann (1998).

As the person behind this blog, I want to step back a bit and thank you all for reading what I post, looking at the fotos, commenting, and sometimes correcting my errors.  I’ve enjoyed doing the blog for almost six years and will continue.

More SS Badger soon.

I heard that whales frolicked out in the Ambrose this morning.  Maybe they too felt their hearts quicken as Bebe approached.   My bebe’s back!!

Bebedoura, that is.  And with the orangest-orange lifeboats!

Bebe . . .  it used to be someone else, but now it’s you.  Only you can make the sunshine so sweet in February.

Dancing to starboard, then to port.  Bebe . . . the sight of you makes me so glad

it makes me want to hook up . . . right here, no matter how inappropriate.   Oil and

juice don’t mix, I know.  I’ll wait and bask under the perfect sky.

But soon enough, these couplings will be engaged and the sweetest nectar will flow.

Ok ok . . . let me scale it back.  Bebedouro is a municipality in Sao Paulo state renowned for the orange juice industry.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

And yes, whales did frolic in the Ambrose this morning.   I am looking for a word derivation of Bebedouro.  When I first saw it, I imagined a permutated “hard baby,” but then I caught a drift of drinking gold . . .   although my online translator also comes up with “ouro” as to make crazy . . . as in baby, you make me crazy!  But I realize now I’ve gone way far overboard.

Check out this gallery of fruit juice tankers that ply the oceans . . . maybe making the sea mammals go crazy.

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