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Saturday morning . . . sunrise . . . Gran Couva.

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Same time . . . MTM Hamburg.

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An hour later, Stolt Bobcat heads for sea.  Can you make out her original name in raised metal letters?

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Golden Legend.   That’s Firefighter II overtaking to port and a boom boat to starboard.

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MTM Hamburg inbound the Kills leased by Gramma Lee T Moran.

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Voge Paul  in Gravesend Bay with Twin Tube and

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Gran Couva Trinidad bound and

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not a half hour later Afrodite in the offing bound

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for Albany, where as of this writing, she’s not yet arrived.

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All photos yesterday morning by Will Van Dorp.

 

Here was the first time I used this title, which clearly needs to be used again.

Let me start here at 13:38.  Note from far to near, or black hull to black hull . . . Cartagena, Four Sky with Lee T Moran, Red Hook, and Genco Knight.

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Twin Tube slides through the opening between Bow Kiso and Genco Knight.

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Even the bow of Genco Knight is crowded as their vessel prepares to dock and resupply the salt depot.

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Kimberly Turecamo works the bulk carrier’s stern as Evening Star passes with B. No. 250.

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Add McAllister Girls in the foreground and Ellen McAllister in the distance against the blue hull, which will appear a bit later.

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McCrews heads westbound and Four Sky now seems to be doing the same.

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Are you out of breath yet?  Only 10 minutes has elapsed.

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Linehandler 1 cruises blithely through it, supremely self-assured.

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Cheyenne adds color.

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Another line handler boat scouts out the set up . . . as a new blue hull arrives from the west, as

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. .  . does Charles D. McAllister.

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Crew on the blue hull–Nord Observer–stows lines as they head for tropical heat, escorted

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by Catherine Turecamo although

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at the turn on the Con Hook range they meet Mare Pacific heading in with Joan Turecamo and Margaret  Moran.  At this point . . .

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14:12 . . .  the mergansers decided to hightail it . . . or at least follow their crests.  And I hadn’t even turned around yet to see the congestion on land behind me.

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All these photos in a very short time by Will Van Dorp.

My thanks to Brian DeForest and Atlantic Salt, whom Genco Knight was arriving to restock.

Here was a post about a dense traffic day as well as a busy day.

Random . . .  all fotos taken in the past week, and  . . .  let’s start with a tugboat that’s NOT mostly painted white, the 1958 Thornton Bros.  This foto, courtesy of William Hyman, also shows the color of foliage on the New Jersey bluff across from upper midtown.

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2000 Brooklyn, which also has had a long list of previous names.

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1979 Margaret Moran

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2002 Gramma Lee T Moran

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1974 BF Jersey

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1966 Gulf Dawn

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1979 Patrick J Hunt

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And some fotos of vessels operating by .  ..  1983 Escort

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1969 Robert E McAllister

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1976 Atlantic Salvor.    Notice the tallest building in the distance . . . that’s WTC1.  Eleven months ago, I took these fotos of Salvor steaming int the sixth boro with segments of the antenna that are now assembled and in place atop the tower.

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And once again, the green 1958 tug that started out this post.

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Thanks to William for the first foto;  all others by Will Van Dorp.

Gramma Lee T Moran, 2002

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Jay Mchael and Mister Jim,  1980 and 1982

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Mister T, 2001

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Mister T again

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Brandywine and Viking, 2006 and 1976

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Kimberly Turecamo, 1980

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Red Hook (a first on this blog) and Severn, 2013 and 2008

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B. Franklin Reinauer, 2012

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Shelby Rose, 1963

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Hubert Bays, 2002.

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All fotos taken in the past week by Will Van Dorp.

After these were taken down  from along the paths of Central Park eight years ago, it was reported they were “industrially recycled.”  I’d not til now thought to ask what recycled meant, but yesterday I saw this:

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do you suppose . . .

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reused was the solution  . . . ?

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All these were on a single outbound ship yesterday . . .

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Maersk

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Ohiohere escorted around Bergen Point by Gramma Lee T Moran.

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Top foto by Elizabeth Wood.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

At 0630 today . . .  this vessel was still in Gravesend Bay, flanked by two tugboats.  I recalled it’d been there for about two days.

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As the tide turned, one assist tug switched out and others added.

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Three hours later . . . it was Margaret Moran, Joan Turecamo, and Marion Moran . . . and

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then Gramma Lee T Moran hooked into the bow, totaling over 16,000 hp if needed.  Pretty World looked like a dead ship.

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Towing stern first,

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Gramma Lee T brought her into Upper Bay by noon and then on to GMD Bayonne.  It looks like time to pop the hood on Pretty World.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

 

Deira is to Dubai Creek as Richmond Terrace is

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the KVK.  See fotos of that Creek today and a half century ago here.

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Deira is one of 10 4000-teu containerships operating for UASC since 1998.  Many of that fleet call here regularly.  Dammam is the capital of the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

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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!

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Margaret Moran was returning from another job while Gramma Lee T Moran

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escorted Deira in, passing Brendan Turecamo on the way.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Check out Elizabeth Simenstad’s blog here, just added to my blogroll.

Here was 1 . . . from about a year ago.   But what’s this . . . hoops at a food emporium?

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Basketball with new floor markings and maybe new rules?  By the way, assisting along the starboard side of the RORO is Gramma Lee T Moran, the same tugboat featured in Back in the Sixth Boro 1.

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No . . . an entertainment and fitness adaptation of RORO Asian King.  Click here to visit a ship.  Click here for the numbers . . . including how many cars this vessel can carry.

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And although I lack clear photographic evidence, I did see

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two dolphins swimming off Bergen Point, off the starboard side of Asian King.

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Happy to be back . . . all fotos by Will Van Dorp, this morning.

Such great names on steel vessels that . . . ply our waters

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Indefatigable vessels like   Hyundai Grace, which left Shanghai on 6 February, entered the Narrows on 2 March–when I got these shots–and by 1 April will

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be back in Korea!  And what bright orange tanker could ever carry claim for being stealthy . . .

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this one with a stack logo like this wedge.

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I’m starting to get a hankering to travel . . . to follow FSL Tokyo out the Narrows,

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drawn by places like these . . . Handytankersmarvel of Majuro!

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While I still have the stamina, I’m going to put my gallivant shoes on and  follow Hellas Endurance.

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I’m especially intrigued by this one . . . Grande Guinea is a Grimaldi Line RORO, this one named for a sub-Saharan city whose history is linked to that of Timbuktu, a place until recently I’d always hoped to get to, a place that later served as namesake for a coin.

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I’m not sure when next I’ll post.  All fotos in the past month by Will Van Dorp.

Taken about 10 days ago . ..  Lyman headed south towing Sea Shuttle.

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Lyman used to sport a red star on its stack.

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Harry McNeal (1965) escorts Clyde, whose vintage I don’t know.  Here’s a very similar scene (foto 4)  from almost four years ago.

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Atlantic Coast dates from 2007.

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Perennial “repeater” on this blog, Gramma Lee T Moran, waiting to retrieve the pilot.

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34-year-old Emerald Coast used to answer to the name Maggie Swann.

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Calusa Coast first appeared here six and a half years ago.

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Jill Reinauer and Kimberly Turecamo westbound in morning light.

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As I went into work this morning, there was no more than 10 minutes of spectacular dawn light, before the clouds dulled it.

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