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I’m slowing this down; yesterday I posted a record-setting 32 fotos, if I counted right. And I’m making this personal, dedicating this to my wonderful Colombian and Ecuadorian students and to my Indonesian relatives.
The population of Ecuador is 14 million, and the total personnel of the Navy is a bit over 7200. The logo on the “sail” between the foremast and mainmast promotes Ecuadorian tourism. If I had limitless funds and time, I’d go everywhere, but Ecuador includes Amazonian forest, high Andes, the Galapagos, and so much more.
Click here for Dewaruci’s itinerary on their round-the-world voyage.
As an archipelago nation made up of more than 18,000 islands, it’s not surprising it has a navy of 150 ships and 74,000 sailors. In the distance, that’s Buchanan 1 moving rock through the archipelago of the sixth boro.
I’m eager to see the wood carving closeup; as a kid, I was scared to visit my grandmother’s house because of a frightful Balinese mask hanging on her wall.
If you have the chance, visit these and other vessels around the sixth boro this weekend. Click here for further info. I’ll be working a dock of Staten Island Saturday morning and Brooklyn Sunday and Monday morning.
When I see foreign mariners, whether on modern cargo vessels or on tall ships, I recall reading that Ho Chi Minh (scroll through to the paragraph “In the USA”) traveled to the US aboard a ship 100 years ago exactly and lived here for a number of years. Too bad that story doesn’t have a happy ending.
Unrelated: Check this list of nations with tall ship/sail training vessels. It’s interesting to think of which do not . . .
Finally, thanks to all who voted for Peagus and LV-79; unfortunately they were not in the top four. We tried.
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.
Meredith C. Reinauer (2003, 7200 hp) and Kristy Ann Reinauer (1962, 2000 hp)
Coral Coast (1970, 3000 hp)
Bowsprite hears and transcribes memorable quotes from VHF chatter on the sixth boro; I need to upgrade my radio before I get such plums. So I’ll listen in using other sources.
That’s a very lonely Bohemia among all those barges.
“I prefer winter … when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” Andrew Wyeth
From left to right: Bluefin, Robert Bouchard, and Brandywine.
“Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.” Stanley Crawford
McAllister Responder and Maurania III escort Nordatlantic into Global. ”Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.” Nice observation from an unknown author
Buchanan 1 departs barges hanging on a mooring near a virtually invisible Bayonne. ”The color of winter is in the imagination.” Terri Guillemets
HNSE 211 scrap barge, pushed by an bright blue but invisible Crow, heads for export in the hold of a salty bulker. Over on the Brooklyn side, see the yellow crane of Cove Island. ”In a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time then thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer.” Plutarch
OK . . . some humor on the way out: ”I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime.” Will Rogers What Will Rogers conjures up is the realization that the mermaid parade 2011 is only about four months away. Seems soon. Mardi Gras is over 30 days away. Seems far.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who enjoys winter as much as summer and all the dozens of other seasons we experience in the sixth boro.
Unrelated: To see what happens in Essex, MA, when sleet or snow is flying, click here. Hey, schooners await their appointment with launch.
What happens in the harbor as the sleet flies? The same stuff that always happens. Here Barbara C lighters a tanker aptly named Winter. Off Winter‘s stern, container vessel NordAtlantic arrives, bound for Global. Doubleclick to enlarge and see these today.
Gramma Lee T Moran and Kimberly Turecamo escort bulker Thalassini Axia into Red Hook. And Miss Callie stays fishing.
Here’s a closer-up of Linda Moran framed by the fossilized cranes over by the Red Hook Ikea. Click here to see what was replaced by Ikea’s parking lot . . . ok . . . I should just forget about it maybe?
Beaufort Sea (ex-Corsair, 1971, 105 loa x 32′) with DBL 101. Can anyone identify the tallest building on the skyline there? I can’t.
Emily C. Cheramie (2000, 90′ x 28′ ) with Unloader No. 2.
Catherine Turecamo (ex-Gulf Tempest, 1972, 99′ x 30′) approaches while Endeavor (2007, 964′ x 91′) and Ellen McAllister (1966, 102′ x 29′) recede. Ellen seems shorter than 102′ . . . although I’m not sure why I think so. Click here and scroll for a foto of the Bayonne Bridge under construction. See MOL history here.
Morgan Reinauer (ex-Exxon Garden State, 1981, 119′ x 34′) passing an outbound Maersk Denpasar (exactly the same dimensions as MOL Endeavor but launched in 2003). Denpasar is the capital of the Indonesian province of Bali.
Unrelated question: You will no doubt remember the fiasco of Mobro 4000‘s 6000-mile journey towed by Break of Dawn, built 1982. Does anyone have a recent foto of Break of Dawn?
For an earlier post on the stone trade almost three years ago, click here. All today’s fotos come from Jed. Trident (ex-Delta Trident, Delta Eagle, and Libra built in 1982) is a new boat in the boro, I believe. I’m guessing she’s currently a sibling of Eastern Dawn (ex-Delta Mule).
Crushed rock . . . what building project could proceed with it? A major quarry is located upriver in Clinton Point; see the last foto here.
Imagine if all this crushed rock moved exclusively by truck. Horrors!
All fotos … thanks to Jed.
Unrelated but tall ship opportunity: PortSide NewYork FreeSail Clipper City 4-12-2010