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Here’s the first in this series.   David sent me some photos earlier this week and offered to write the commentary as well.  Hence the quotation marks.

Marie J. Turecamo steam harmlessly through the harbor.”

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James Turecamo makes a splash as she heads towards the Kill.”

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Lincoln Sea sits patiently in the notch of the DBL 140.”

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“Two displays of heritage in the form of New York State Marine Highway tug Margot and Ellis Island.”

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Herbert P. Brake pushes a scrap barge (possible future additions to her hull?) through the harbor.”

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Crystal Cutler pushes the Patricia Poling as Andrew Barbieri bears down upon her.”

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My take:  if a waterborne Rip van Winkle had fallen asleep 80 years ago and awakened today, the bridge and the light might be among the very few structures he would recognize.

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Stephen Reinauer steams lite through the harbor towards her next assignment.”

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“Ever ready, ever vigilant.”  

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Thanks, David.    The sixth boor’s the star here, IMHO.  To post some corny doggerel in Poetry Month “collaboration is the game and “sixth boro” the star’s name!

 

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.

 

Some days more than others I’m only a bit more acutely aware of change.  Certainly this is true in the sixth boro if you watch it over time.    Name boards migrate from

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one vessel to another.  Actually, I’m told the foto above is Mary Gellatly the third, with the second below.  It appears the first was a Navy built tanker.  I’d love it if someone know the whereabouts of a foto.

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Companies buy and sell floating stock . . . renaming and repainting . . .

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Freddie K Miller is the fourth name for this 1966 vessel that was first dubbed New Haven.   I can vouch that her interior looks brand spanking new as she nears the mid-century mark.

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I don’t know that much about Sam M, 1972, other than that she was fire-engine red around Christmas, and

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bleached-out white last summer.

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Kimberly Poling, 1994, looks much better with the

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modified roofline and more complex paint scheme.

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June K in orange was one of my favorites some years back, but pushing old metal or

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holding new metal as Sarah Ann . . . the 2003 vessel remains one of my favorites.

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Herbert P. Brake 1992 . . .  red or

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blue . . . I don’t see her that often.

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To paraphrase Heraclitus again . . . only change is unchanging . . . and it surely doesn’t happen at a constant clip.

All foto by Will Van Dorp.

Colleen basks in early morning light before the race earlier this month.

Resolute makes a quick turn to assist with a tow.

Discovery Coast turns westbound into the KVK.

Resolute takes the stern of Thomas J. Brown.

Miriam Moran reports for yet another job.

The inimitable Herbert P. Brake leaves the east end of the Kill.

Laura K. Moran . . .  speed turning.

Taurus heads for the mooring.

Treasure Coast crosses in the foreground after Taurus  gets to the mooring.

Discovery Coast cruises back to home base.

It’s Choptank light about to cross the Upper Bay for Brooklyn, and

a whole bevvy of McAllisters, including Helen. in Mariner’s Harbor . . .  also just before the tugboat race almost three weeks ago.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who does a short gallivant starting later tomorrow.

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