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Here was the first of this series, from over four years ago. And what’s this? whose wake prints?
Answer? It’s the flotilla assisting Hanjin San Francisco into Port Elizabeth. Four months ago I caught San Fran outbound . . . here . . . scroll through.
Let’s do an anatomy of wakes on a curve called Bergen Point. That’s Marion Moran on the stern quarter, a New Jersey State Police boat overtaking on the port side. Click here to see a now/then foto of Shooters, the island just beyond the container vessel.
Marion clings, presses while moving “sideways” through the water.
Laura K passes.
In the same general time frame, surveyboat Michele Jeanne
and lube tanker Emma Miller scribe the surface with their own signature, as
does Ellen McAllister and as
a commingling with
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Some recognize their “heroes of the harbor,” and that’s a great thing. I’d like to offer my list of “paladins of the port waters,” honoring all those who work on the sixth boro and adjoining waters, be they partially permanent or totally transient visitors of our great port.
Add in Yorktown, currently in town employing shipyard workers after
Kudos to this unidentified Moran boat moving containers around the harbor as they should be moved with much great frequency.
I think it’s Brendan, but the Lady on the other side of the barge is not talking.
Here’s to the hundreds of working mariners and shore crews represented by Carnival Miracle, Emma Miller, and the unidentified barges here.
Hats off to the crew of Natalia McDevitt, which I’ve never seen here before.
Let’s hear it for the crews of Laura K and the unidentified tanker off her starboard, now headed to points south and east.
And a salute to crews who might rescue you in case of mishaps on the waters.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who thanks you for checking his list.