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Deira is to Dubai Creek as Richmond Terrace is
the KVK. See fotos of that Creek today and a half century ago here.
Here’s Al-Mutanabbi a while back. I’ve yet to see any of the UASC fleet launched in 2012, with more than three times the capacity!
Margaret Moran was returning from another job while Gramma Lee T Moran
escorted Deira in, passing Brendan Turecamo on the way.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Check out Elizabeth Simenstad’s blog here, just added to my blogroll.
Let’s start the clock here . . . as Miriam Moran lands the pilot on the red vessel, and then moves to the bow.
Time elapsed before there’s movement to be seen . . . T + 35 minutes: the deckhand in dark green jacket makes up the towline.
T + 43 minutes . . . Brendan Turecamo is made near the stern.
while at about the same time Miriam has moved around to the far side of the bow.
T + 45 . . . deckhand retrieves the heaving line.
Less than 20 seconds later he’s tidying up lines.
T + 46 . . . Iver Expert is perpendicular to the flow and spinning with momentum.
Brendan has backed away.
I could watch this all day.
About 48 minutes after the pilot first set foot on the vessel, Iver Expert is eastbound, and Miriam glides past, probably to retrieve the pilot.
Breskens . . . a small coastal village in SW Netherlands, punctuates my report on this spin . . . T + 57 minutes.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Unrelated: As I add this, I noticed BBC Carolina is southbound between Newburgh and the Tappan Zee. Did anyone catch a foto? I’m interested in the interesting logo on both its stack and its house . . . .
. . .or dino juice or geo sap. According to the US Energy Info Administration, the US consumes just under 20 million barrels of the stuff daily. Today, in less than a half hour, two tankers entered the Kills with a combined capacity (if I calculate correctly) of over a million barrels, or 5% of one day’s US consumption. First came Avra . . .
seen in by Brendan Turecamo. I’d guessed I’d never seen this tanker before
til it came close. Last time I took a foto of her, she sported flaky green paint and the name Altius . . . not Michele Iuliano, the raised metal name covered inadequately here.
Here are vestiges of her formerly green superstructure.
A previous time Americas Spirit came in, she made energetic use of her
horn whistle as she plowed through the fog. Note: I wish I could perfect the art of whistling with that low penetrating pitch!
It seems from this itinerary that she’s in here once every two months.
Barbara McAllister and McAllister Sisters bring her in like a big catch, lots of juice.
All fotos today by Will Van Dorp.
Mary H pushed a creek-size barge.
Winter fishing continued apace aboard Eastern Welder.
I got a close-up of Mary H.
Brendan Turecamo headed out for an assist.
A slightly different angle on Sorensen Miller shows the yellow as strapping.
More shots of John P. Brown moving railcars over to New Jersey.
A Moose boat on patrol barreled right at me.
Hunting Creek got light at the mooring.
And a USACE boat practiced bathymetry.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp. For fotos of Hamilton (ON) harbor delights, click here. Here’s more info on the 1935 tug he shows. It’s for sale for less than a loaded Escalade. Unrelated . . . another blog I read these days is Ohio River blog with good inland rivers fotos here. And since I’m all over the place today . . .check out this Flickr page by Guillermo Barrios of southern South American tugs and towboats. And finally check out these fotos of the old bridge in Bucksport, ME. I haven’t crossed that bridge–about to be demolished– in over two decades . . . .
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.
Miriam Moran and Brendan Turecamo must have the same attraction to this Brazilian morsel, given how they pursue.
Bebedouro herself has traveled over 58,000 nautical miles since April 1, moving the divine southern juice from Brazil to Rotterdam and Newark.
Scroll through this post for more info on juice tanker technology.
Citrus Products Inc operates a facility over in Port Newark where Bebe and her sisters
deposit their cargo.
Note the ferry Islander on the left side of the foto.
All fotos taken by Will Van Dorp, this morning.
No vessel–not even passenger carrier–is quite so distinctively colored.
Given their frequency here during winter, I think of the fleet (of which I’ve recorded more than half) as an uncommon seasonal indicator: hungry bears coming to town . . . happens in the cold season. Name and placement on this vessel suggest the bear chases forever across all the seas–like Ahab–but never catches.
Assisting Penguin into port were Brendan Turecamo and
Be on the lookout for more bear ships in the sixth boro.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote this to his wife Abigail: ”The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival…It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade…bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.”
If I didn’t know better, I’d think that the Macy’s 34th Street megastore had embarked on short sea shipping of goods. Do you know that as a teenager, R. H. Macy worked on a Nantucket whaling ship, Emily Morgan, during which time he got a tattoo, which is the star that still today in the company logo.
The two Harley tugs–HMS Liberty and St Andrews–hung out with 1907-built Pegasus at the sanitation pier.
It appears here that a contingent of the NYC Air Force is escorting in Hornblower Infinity. As it said, it APPEARS that way. Anyone I know working there?
343 summons the safety spirits.
Too bad John and Abigail and all the other signers weren’t here.
AND Pegasus and you have something else to celebrate. Remember the Partners in Preservation voting lots of you all did back in May? Pegasus and Lehigh Valley 79 ended in 14th place, and I thought that meant they got no money. Au contraire, they DID get a hefty sum . .. $140,000 to split! . . .to be used for preservation, and on a 1907-built vessel, there’s a lot of preservation to be done. So thanks much for voting. If you want to see Pegasus close-up, come down to Pier 25 west side of Manhattan . . .