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Here was Rhythms 2.
Last night my question was “to post . . . or not to post,” and . . . I think I made the right choice. Here . . . at dusk was Gramma Lee T Moran, light east bound in the KVK, and
less than an hour later, westbound with a tanker–like a trophy–alongside. The tanker is Kimolos, two weeks out of Denmark.
Asian King delivering cars to NYC Bayonne, and
Radiant Sky taking their dismemberments away from Claremont.
Philly. By the way, click here and scroll down to see where all they’ve been in the past quarter year . . .
All fotos by Will Van Dorp last night, with thanks to JC for getting me there.
It’s the shadow of the gangway as Laura K. sidles in for contact on the vessel with the illustrious name . . . Great Eastern, practically panamax 150 years ago.
araised and dry. Those props are at least 10′ diameter . . . I don’t know the exact number. Barbara E. first appeared here in 2008.
three years ago but I hadn’t seen since.
And of course with the gray training wheels and hard in pursuit of APL Spinel, it’s
Ellen McAllister (1966 Wisconsin), here neck-n-neck with Amy C. McAllister (1975 Louisiana). Ellen may have appeared on this blog more often than any other tug; here … with some additional lettering on her flanks … I believe is her debut post.
Potomac (2007 and built along the Bayou Lafourche . . . third foto) moves neck-n-neck with . . .
Considering the shipyards mentioned above, I’m wondering why–so far as I know–no active shipyards remain on New York’s Great Lakes shore, and when the last one on that shore closed.
I just hoped the weather forecast was wrong, that the sun would appear. Instead . . . a lot of overcast. But no matter, the sixth boro is a space of many moods, like a lot of people. And beauty or at least points of interest can be found even under brooding skies. Like Mississippi-built Brendan J. Bouchard . . .
Before 0800, Miriam Moran and Kimberly Turecamo, both built in Morgan City, LA, prepare to
prepare to shift Chang Hang Tan Suo, built in Huludao, China. Note the spare prop on deck.
Brendan Turecamo (like Bering Sea . . . built in Houma, LA) moves west. Note the distortion of distant lights right above Brendan‘s exhaust gases.
By 0900, clouds have turned the harbor colors many hues of gloomy, and Kimberly has moved on to the next assist. By then, the local constabulary have asked me to move on . . . possibly wondering why I’d be taking fotos of of such a somber scene . . .
Chang Hang Tan Suo has appeared on this blog before.
But first, bowsprite’s talked about her online art store for some time, and yesterday . . . officially, she launched it. Please traffic it. I wouldn’t want her till to look like the one I found along the KVK yesterday. See the jam-packed cash drawer below. Come spring it might be full of green.
I love it when traffic in the KVK is dense: here (l. to r.) Mediterranean Sea, Siberian Sea (?), Margaret Moran, and Cosco Tianjin. In the distance is Robbins Reef Light and the old Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower in Brooklyn.
With traffic this heavy, I can see bowsprite will be very busy drawing and sketching while the robots staff the store. Or maybe she could have robotos out sketching while she keeps the rust off her cash register?
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
What strikes me about the foto below is how hard it is to distinguish where metal ends and water starts. Also, the black streaks on paint caused by docks and tugs in ports literally around the watery parts of the globe create a variation on the accidental beauty of Jackson Pollock.
by the camera; otherwise, it couldn’t be shared this way. The top vessel was MOL Endurance; this is Twinkle Express.
The fendering here always reminds me of baleen.
on a glassy Upper Bay is a fairly new Maersk Katarina.
In contrast . . . fotos taken same day of Manistee off Detroit. Maybe these are freshwater colors, the non-uniform
Many thanks to Ken of Michigan Exposures for the counterpoint winter shots. Today is the last day of January and it’s in the mid-50s!! Someone told me this morning we’d better watch out in February because lots of snow’s been piling up in the sky ready to surprise and catch us up.
All sixth boro fotos by Will Van Dorp, last Saturday.
Saturday mornings are slow in some places, but not in the shipping channels of the sixth boro, Pearl River 1 enters the Narrows, passes Morton S. Bouchard Jr., arcs to port into the ConHook Range,
It’s a heavy-laden Cosco Osaka, tailing Catherine Turecamo.
I wrote about Twinkle Express here a mere two years ago, but that time I didn’t get as close.
And ten minutes behind was this vessel. Doubleclick on any foto to enlarge; if you do that here, you’ll see the builders plate proudly announcing this vessel as a June 2010 product of Yangzhou Guoyu Shipyard.
Now . . . given the name and given the frequency of livestock carriers in the harbor like Shorthorn Express near the end of this post, what do you suppose this vessel carries?
For a distinctly unglamorous view of shipping cleanups after “stuff goes wrong,” watch the slideshow on the TitanSalvage page.
So . . . the bright sunshine and 45+ degree temperature coaxed me out to take some fotos, and soon I’m having a conversation with a gentleman whose first thought was wind power device was deck-mounted equipment on the reddish tanker. Clearly here . . . t-o-w-e-r rhymes with power and not lawn mower. I’m guessing it to be the tallest structure in Bayonne. Any idea what Manhattan’s first skyscraper was and where? It lasted only three years (1853–6) before it burnt down.
Some of the parts are US-made; others come from Austria. Here are some introductory technical details. If I read Leitwind’s homepage correctly, this is their first turbine delivered to the US. Here are even more technical details, again from a New Jersey publication.
Northern New York state has a surprisingly large number of such turbines, as documented in tugster here, and “salties” have been delivering components into the upper Midwest through the St. Lawrence and into the Great Lakes, as Marlene Green, shown here . . . although I caught her running empty. The five states that currently have the highest percentage of their electric power generated by turbine are: Iowa, the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Kansas. Atlantic City has five turbines. Are there others in NJ? And Staten Island . . . the idea of wind turbines atop Fresh Kills has certainly been discussed.
As of this writing, I’ve not seen any NY papers mention the Bayonne tower. Hmm.
Oh, the first “skyscraper” was Latting Observatory, standing 315 feet. To learn more, click here. This bit of erudition comes compliments of Tom Flagg, who is also responsible for this great but maybe slow-loading document of the bygone era of marine rail on the west side of Manhattan. Thanks, Tom.
UPDATE: If you want to see in real time developments from the waterfront in Giglio, click here and here for two webcams Giglio Porto Panoramica, each from a different perspective. Thanks to David Hindin for these links. David sent these fotos along last year from San Francisco.
Less than a half hour after waking up this morning, drinking coffee, reading the paper and wanting to find out who “James H. Thompson” and “Pridi Banomyong” were, I encountered this page. Countless times today I met it again. I support wikipedia’s opposition to SOPA and PIPA and urge you to tell your congressfolk too. Or at least find out about the issue.
Sand Master was built by Swift Ships in Pass Christian, MS in 1983.
John P. Brown is always a delight to see, as
As I said yeasterday, I got the sense that the flag raising on Mount Hope was a signal for all manner of activity to commence. Capt. Fred Bouchard moved into the notch of B. No. 275 and Barbara McAllister (ex-Bouchard Boys) (see the upper wheelhouse on the far side) added her 4000 hp to
Some minutes later, Barbara E. and Capt. Fred Bouchard round the bend to exit the KVK. Interesting guy, the original Cap. Fred.
Please do something about SOPA and PIPA.
Unrelated: Click here for the “hugest” set of links to cruise vessels that I’ve ever soon. I’m lamenting the loss of life, but I’m not speculating about what transpired off Giglio. But for an eerie foto of the Costa Concordia appearing to ”float in clouds,” click here. Here’s a portentious video from the vessel’s launch.
The sixth boro must have such a reputation for . . . beauty that cutters like Seneca come to admire it, especially in late afternoon setting sun. 1535 hrs.
And I might construe this as an old bulker named Nassau, registered in Nassau Paradise, came to the sixth boro for
the same reason as WMEC-906.
Parting shot of Ellen . . a few seconds later.