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Parrish . . .as in Maxfield Parrish . . . always painted skies like these  . . .

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although they never had robots on the horizon.

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And this is beautiful holopelagic weed.

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The photos come from a mariner minus moniker.

 

Yeah . . . so what is it?

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I don’t know, but I’ll wager it’s coming to a dock near here soon . . .

 

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Many thanks for this photo to a secret salt.

Here was 29.  (The apostrophe is making me lose count.)

Below . . . just in this morning from Ashley Hutto . .  call this “can’t sleep ’til I get to Brooklyn.”

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From Jason Padgett high above Broad Street about a week and a half ago, part of a submarine on a barge entering the East River, and

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from Jonathan Steinman, the same unit a little farther up the East River.  A little over two years ago, Birk Thomas took these of a similar cargo.

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And from a secret salt . . . some months back, it MAY be the same tug as seen in dry dock but what would be a submarine perspective.

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From along the Maas and taken by Fred Trooster last week, it’s the restored tug Elbe.

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From another secret salt . . . these are sixth boro waters to be kept in mind whenever you’re tempted to swim here.

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The world is full of secret salts, another of whom sent this photo of Louisiana vessel with an intriguing name.

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And finally, a photo I took . . . of a scrapyard with an alarming name, until you accept that it might be another language.

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Thanks much to Ashley, Jason, Jonathan, Fred, and all the secret salts who send me photos.   And finally . . . a photo I took myself, and I’ll leave you to guess where, a photo that goes along with an article Elizabeth sent me recently about an invasive species in Colombia.

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Off the Japanese coast?

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Isn’t that Patrick Sky?  Has she been boarded?

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Nah . . . Patrick is just bunkering the Japanese Coast Guard Kojima on its annual trip through the sixth boro.

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Click here and here for photos of Kojima’s previous visits.

Many thanks to  . . .was it Tony?  . . . for these great pics.

Pulling the plug?

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Trying to put it back before the sixth boro drains away?  Freeing a fouled conning tower on an experimental North Korean  submarine?  Attempting a descent into a rumored rabbit hole?  Performance artist?  Very small bobber tender preparing for a large fish to bite?   Got a better caption?

Thanks for this photo sent by a secret salt . . .

Oops . . . I “published” this prematurely and unintentionally if you saw it in disarray.  And by the way, today I saw the woodchuck and his shadow;  he saw mine and dove for cover.  I wonder if that means six more weeks of cold weather.  Please, someone advise.

From the wandering eye of Maraki . . . it’s in Nassau and

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called Big Crab.  No further info.   I’ve never been to Nassau, and googling leads to me Nassau tugs on the bottom as well as someimpressive ones one the surface.  Maybe I need to get myself to Nassau.

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And from a secret salt via Ashley Hutto . . . four days I saw Orange Sun depart the sixth boro here, he caught it inbound Tampa.  Thanks . . . salt.

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Finally . .  from the jaunt captain Fred  of tug44, it’s what hibernates at the bottom of Lock 6 of the Champlain Canal . . . front to rear . . . HR Hawk, HR Beaver, HR Otter.  You’d think there’d be a woodchuck there too!

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September 2013 I took this photo of a sibling of the hibernating tugs .  . HR Bass, assisted by Herbert P. Brake.    Interestingly, HR Bass used to be Delta Tiger, HR Hawk . . .  Delta Parrot, HR Otter . . . Delta Ram, and HR Beaver ???

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. ..  Mr Lane.  I’ll bet you thought I’d say . . . Delta Woodchuck.

Many thanks to Maraki crew, secret salt, Ashley, and Fred.

 

I’m very impressed . . . all the images I put up yesterday got identified and within a few hours either in comments section or on Facebook.

The top foto yesterday came from Thomas Scian of the USS Slater project in Albany.  Click here to read the latest Slater Signals publication with info about the upcoming dry-docking.   Thomas has promised to keep us informed about the tow down the Hudson around mid-February–in two weeks or so already– so that this transit can be well-photographed.  I took the foto below back in September 2013.  Here’s the navsource.org info on Slater.

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The engine room pics came from Kelsey Patrick Connors.  The first engine room is from Navigator, with twin EMDs 12-645-e4, 2150hp each.   Here’s a foot of Navigator Norfolk-bound out  the Narrows.

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Some of you commented on how clean the Detroit Diesel was.  It’s one of two 16-cylinder 149s at 900 hp that power Outrageous.   I took these fotos of Outrageous in May 2009.

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Thanks much to Kelsey and Thomas for use of the pics.   Thanks all of you for your answers.   I have no news on Sea Lion.

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Fotos today come from David Gardiner and Paul Strubeck.  David took fotos 1 and 3 on September 1 at dawn.  More of David’s beautiful work can be found at DaveGarPhoto.

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Paul–who has frequently contributed fotos  on this blog including one of my all-time favorites here–says both fotos here were taken in the Welland Canal.  The one below dates from 1978.

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Another of David’s fotos of Discovery Coast.

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This one from Paul dates from 1974.

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And a half hour before David took the spectacular sunrise fotos in Gowanus Bay on September 1, I took this one of James Turecamo, an indefatigeable 44-year-old.

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Many thanks to David and Paul.

Back in November 2009, I did this post and I’ll repost two of my fotos from then, showing a 1940 Chris Craft and a 1939 ACF, slightly tweaked here

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and here.

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Earlier this week, Darrin Rice got these followup pics.

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I find these poignant, yet there is some buoyancy in that

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it appears this old vessel is being taken apart with care so that

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planks and sections of them can be recycled, evoking what’s happening nearby.   You couldn’t do this with old fiberglass.

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Many thanks to Darrin Rice for these fotos.

Here’s a site dedicated to antique and classic wooden boats in varying states of repair.

Here are some tugster posts on projects and collections.

Know what’s different about the foto below?  Want to estimate the vintage of the vessel marked PILOT?

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Lots of things maybe, but before I answer that question from my POV here, let me recap.  This is my 2191 post in this blog, and usually I don’t count.  I just add fotos and text–usually with coffee each morning–because it’s fun for me and many of you express appreciation.  But sometimes I do look back, as I did this morning.  In these 2190 previous posts, I have included pilots from the following ports/waterways in no particular order:  Cape Town, Rotterdam,  Panama Canal, Rio de Janeiro, San Juan PR, Miami, Key West, Newport RI, Belfast ME, Astoria OR, Port Huron MI, Lewes DE, C & D Canal, greater Jacksonville FL, Hudson River, Savannah, Charleston, Morehead City, Norfolk, and lots around greater NYC/sixth boro/my home for now.  And this leaves a lot more to find.

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What’s different about this post is that it shows the pilot from the POV of the vessel being assisted.  What I enjoy about investing desk hours continuing to post when I could be out–??, dancing, flying a kite, studying Portuguese, ……–is that I find out interesting stuff.  Like . . . what do you know about this waterway?

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Well, the Sabine-Neches Waterway might not be my first choice for the next place I’d like to plunge into for a swim, but it’s “top-tier” from a economic/strategic POV.

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Click here to enjoy more fotos from the SNW.    Here’s some info from the Sabine pilots.

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Many thanks for these fotos from a mariner who asks to remain uncredited.

Sabine Pilot is 29 years in service, off the ways at Breaux’s Bay Craft in 1984.

PS:  Please get in touch if you’d like to share fotos of pilot boats serving more ports/waterways.

Unrelated:  Here from 2012 are more fotos of KRI Dewaruci--reported as demasted off Australia recentlyin the sixth boro.   Here is a sketch of the replacement vessel, on the drawing boards long before this incident.

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