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Springtime . . . and motion gives a renewed sense of life to the watery boro. Emerald Sea‘s been around all winter, but she’s not moved loads like this. Diner? Prefab beach buildings for post-Sandy reconstruction? Many thanks to Ashley Hutto for this shot taken along Roxbury, Queens.
Schooner Virginia left Wednesday, headed for Virginia . . . by way of Portland, Maine.
Anyone know the manufacturer of the speedboat in the foreground? In the background is Zephyr, launched 10 years ago from the Austal Shipyard in Mobile, AL . . . and Wavertree, launched 128 years ago in Southampton, UK.
I could almost imagine this boat has a bowsprit.
Smaller workboats seem more commonplace this time of year like Henry Hudson,
this Oyster Bay government boat,
an OCC vessel,
and of course the ubiquitous all-weather sludge tanker North River, frequently mentioned on this blog.
Thanks to Ashley for the first foto, and I’d love to know what that structure on the Weeks barge is. All other fotos by Will Van Dorp, who feels the urge to go somewhere too.
Friends have sent two articulating fotos from airplanes . . . one in February and the second in March showing parts of the sixth boro. Imagine the foto below as the face of a clock . . . then the VZ Bridge stretches from one to two o’clock and the eastern end of the KVK extends like a five o’clock ray. All the ship fotos in today’s post appear in this view. Note the tank farm in the middle of the foto; that’s the rounded southern tip of Bayonne. Somewhat indistinct at eleven o’clock is Governors Island, whose
northern tip is visible here at five o’clock. At the center of this view is the East River, winding its way toward the Long Island Sound. At about nine o’clock, notice the dark rectangle that in late winter is central Park. Lower Manhattan, at six o’clock is distinguished by the rougher texture creating by light and shadow of dense tall buildings. The Hudson flows from nine o’clock toward the six.
Yesterday, as I stood in Rosebank with my back to the VZ Bridge, I saw Turkish bulker Yasa Kaptan Erbil, now headeding up the Hudson. I wonder who Kaptan Erbil is/was . . . if that’s –as it sounds– a person.
A little closer to Manhattan, it was Basuto, a Stolt-managed Unicorn Shipping of South Africa-owned parcel tanker, whom I last saw in the boro a half year ago. As of this writing, Basuto still swings on the anchor at the same location.
I believe Yuka here is the first of the Fairchem tankers to appear on this blog. Tug is Lynx.
Where Yuka was, now berths Sichem Beijing, anchored outside the VZ Bridge on the weekend. Unnamed USACE vessel on her starboard side and Hoffman Island in the distance.
Yesterday morning this intriguingly named vessel docked just west of Fairchem Yuka. I’d hoped to get a foto of Atlantic Olive for some time now. Click here for more info on her, including port history for the past nine months.
And at the salt dock just across the KVK from the tank farms, it’s a fairly new 2012-launched vessel, DongHae Star.
And leapfrogging back across the KVK, it’s another Star, Palawan Star, or
maybe Overseas Palawan Star.
Behold the sixth boro speedy dynamic . . . before it changes.
All fotos, except for the aerials by BS and ST, by Will Van Dorp.
Taken about 10 days ago . .. Lyman headed south towing Sea Shuttle.
Lyman used to sport a red star on its stack.
Harry McNeal (1965) escorts Clyde, whose vintage I don’t know. Here’s a very similar scene (foto 4) from almost four years ago.
Atlantic Coast dates from 2007.
Perennial “repeater” on this blog, Gramma Lee T Moran, waiting to retrieve the pilot.
34-year-old Emerald Coast used to answer to the name Maggie Swann.
Calusa Coast first appeared here six and a half years ago.
Jill Reinauer and Kimberly Turecamo westbound in morning light.
As I went into work this morning, there was no more than 10 minutes of spectacular dawn light, before the clouds dulled it.
I’ve held off moving from 99 to 100 because 100 suggested I do something special, but ultimately, I decided that random means random, so here it is. Guess the location if not the tug? It IS sixth boro. Answer at the end of the post.
Almost 30-year-old Franklin Reinauer entered the Narrows light as Sun Right departed the other day.
Less than an hour earlier, Emerald Coast (1973) overtook the same Sun Right at the turn around Bergen Point. I’ve seen Sun Round recently (although I didn’t take a foto) here but not Sun Road. Are there more in this Manila-registered series?
Note the small tug assisting with Energy 11105 barge . . .
Susan Miller (1981) meets Akinada Bridge –named for a Hiroshima bridge–at the Narrows recently.
Coho lighters G. Agamemnon. Has repainting started on any of the ex-Penn boats?
Comet (1977) heads under the Bayonne Bridge, while (?) Brian Nicholas following.
Atlantic Salvor (1976) followed Atlantic Coast (2007) into the sixth boro the other day.
Resolute (1975) escorted in Americas Spirit.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Unrelated: Does anyone know if and when Athena was scrapped?