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What’s this? Reptile skin?
A major East coast river.
Here’s the post I did when Reinauer Twins came to the sixth boro for the first ever time. What pushes this bow through the ice . . .
some 400+ feet back . . .
is Reinauer Twins in her third winter, probably
her toughest winter yet.
Hope the cabins are warm . . .
The unit goes through the ice like a dart.
I can’t wait til July, myself.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
A late addition . . I’ll add it to tomorrow’s post too . . . what would our northern neighbors do on a river like this? You gotta see it here.
Notice a few cranes near the TZ Bridge, as seen from MetroNorth train. Click here for the project website including cameras.
A passenger in my car took the next two.
The one above and the next three were taken from a southbound boat.
Many thanks to my friend David Hindin for coordinating the SF views. Join me in wishing David a prosperous 2014.
All ships are basically containers. They are –after all– sometimes called vessels. And just as is true of a FedEx aircraft or a semi or a plain-brown wrapper . . . ship’s names give little clue about what’s in the holds. So for now, let’s just look at a few and leave it at that: they are a delight to look at.
Would this be pronounced “pango?”
And finally from Maureen . . . our elusive and fast Afrodite, southbound for St. John.
Thanks to Maureen for this last one. All other by Will Van Dorp.
From the train . . . south of West Point this morning, and then
this afternoon as seen from the river . . . south of Poughkeepsie.
It’s Patricia, one of the newer vessel through the sixth boro, even though it’s actually 50 years old . . .
built by Wiley Manufacturing Company . . .
but who’s operating her?
Last foto as only a train window shot can look.
All fotos today by Will Van Dorp.
Vermont Sail Freight . . . south bound. Click here for their ports of call and dates. More fotos courtesy of Fred Wehner.
I’m eager to see them with masts stepped and sails billowing.
If anyone wishes to contribute fotos of the vessel making her way south and calling at ports headed south, please get in touch.
Does “shiny” help you beat away the blues? My first thought upon seeing this boat was that it might be made by the same folks who designed the stern of a Citroen DS. Any guesses on the price you’d pay to buy this 44′ runabout?
Some folks cruise slowly,
and other go so fast I couldn’t make out the name.
Here’s a Texas-flagged Refuge on the Hudson.
I could see getting this for some professional development.
And many thanks to Mage, very frequent commenter on this blog. Mage beats the hot weather blues by going down to see the ships, as she did here on the pier to see USS Midway. Click here to see more boat pics Mage took recently.
All fotos–except the one of Mage and cousin–by Will Van Dorp.
If anyone out there needs to be convinced of the beauty of the Hudson Valley less than 100 miles north of the big city, take a glance at this foto by Tim Hetrick showing tanker Icdas 11 escorted by a paparazzi savvy eagle.
The foto below shows sloop Clearwater in mid-June arriving at the music festival that shares the same name.
A minute or so earlier . . . Clearwater rounded the bend following Woody Guthrie toward the shallows.
But if anyone has notions of operating a wooden vessel, it’s important to consider the regular maintenance. Here was a post from about three years ago about work on Clearwater. Currently way upriver this
is happening again. All the following fotos now come thanks to Paul Strubeck. In mid-December, Clearwater was downrigged and hauled out near Albany at Scarano Boat Building and
gently placed onto Black Diamond, with tug Cornell nearby.
Securing the big sloop for travel takes care and time, more time than there is light at the winter solstice end of the year.
But when all’s fast, the trip to where the winter maintenance crew can begin.
Click here for an article about Clearwater‘s winter home in the shadow of the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
Many thanks to Paul for sending these along. It looks like I need to find time to get up to the Rondout. The first two fotos in the post are mine.
It’s called Croton Point Park, about 30 miles north of Manhattan’s north tip.
Here’s the northside of Croton Point last evening looking toward Haverstraw.
Exactly five years ago I took this foto from a small boat just off Pioneer‘s bowsprit. Here are more fotos from that day.