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Check out the name plate . . . Davis Sea. Yup, it’s THAT Davis Sea as captured less than a week ago by John Skelson. Two months ago, I got a foto of Davis Sea looking like this (third foto down).
exponentials. Here’s an old post about these floating featured things. Of course, birds aren’t the only animals I see. How about ponies
like this one? And maybe here’s the rider
And alien orbs . . . with Scott Turecamo and a turbine in the distance . . .
And finally, from the Argus-eyed bowsprite, what’s this? This sailboat . . . is it cargo or has this creative captain traded in the usual orange lifeboat for a higher-performance ride back to terra firma for a little déjeuner sur l’herbe a la Manet should it be desired?
Happy March! And seriously, consider chipping in some dinars or ducats to help float Harvest Dome this summer. The link is here.
aka Naismith gear. And where is this industrial
She’s a parcel tanker and midday today she left the sixth boro bound for sea, bound for some scrimmage somewhere in mid-ocean somewhere. Yes, that’s Siberian Sea (1980, ex-Heidi E. Roehrig, Matthew, Star Avjet) , but she seems to lack the Naismith gear.
I wonder if all the NYK Stolt tankers have hoops? Might the entire global fleet be divided into leagues? Is there a draft? Are rendezvous points established in mid-ocean for competitions?
Related: Read “deepwater writing”‘s description of a ship he visited recently in “ship envy.” Along with quite interesting links, he includes great details about his tour of a Norwegian vessel that featured spacious quarters, a gyn, and a room for karaoke and music.
Unrelated: For a 19-minute Fred Vloo video of Rotterdam harbor, showing a wide variety of vessels, click here.
Thanks to Pat Folan of Pelican Passage . . . a new Cutler boat? See another foto at the end of the post.
Also thanks to Pat, a new Vane Brothers boat . . . Quantico Creek. See fotos of the launch of the 3000 hp tug here.
Odin, seen here many times before
Finally, as promised, another view of the first vessel: Crystal Cutler, a 1600ish hp newbuild rcently arrived in the sixth boro. Welcome!
For more of Pat’s great fotos, click here. All others by Will Van Dorp.
See you at the MWA 2010 Waterfront Conference on Tuesday. For details, click the icon on left side of page.
9 a.m. ... Wanderbird coming through the Gate? (Remember… doubleclick enlarges.)
Well, I knew it wasn’t, given all that capacity up forward.
but a little over half an hour later, she wandered in. Wanderbird was built for capacity, too, and from 1963 when the Jaczon family launched her, until 1990, she fished. Here’s a link for another Jaczon beam trawler operating out of Scheveningen (and you should hear me pronounce that town name in my best dialect).
The bridges making up this immediate entry to the Gate are (farther and pink) the Hell Gate Bridge and
Solomon Sea (ex-Brandon Roehrig) with its string of scows led
The candy-striped stacks belong to Big Allis
over beyond Roosevelt Island in Ravenswood, Queens.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Part 1 of this series looked like this. Now more.
Of course Brandywine ranges far and wide, and these days, maybe so does Inland Sea heading south here from the Ben Franklin Bridge.
All fotos last week by Will Van Dorp.
(Note: Doubleclick enlarges all fotos)
What’s this . . . fiddling and dancing and taking shade near
And this . . . same location, but doesn’t that suggest two folks standing near the forward railing
on a tug “made to” the 79 Barge, which
Here’s the same tug and barge, clearly lashed, at Pier 6 in the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a late August sun setting behind the house. You can catch Pegasus and Lehigh Valley Barge #79 at that location until Tuesday, August 31 … and at points along the Hudson for the next 16 days after that.
After sunset . . . Pegasus heads over to homebase in Jersey City. Hey . . . tugs and crews need sleep.
Check out bowsprite’s magical drawings of the duo here.
All fotos here taken yesterday by Will Van Dorp.
Unrelated but fascinating: Marie’s Tide & Current Taxi has been busy this month:
August 9: Coney Island Creek, with Debbie Tuch and me
August 10: Gowanus Canal
August 12: Staten Island “graveyard of ships“
August 15: Shooter’s Island
August 22: “mystery tour”
Not a tug . . . Blount-built Sailor (1977) delivers lubricants to suezmax crude carrier Cape Bowen. A sixth-boro Blount boat is Twin Tube. Sailor and Twin Tube–now that’s an evocative set of names– have similar hulls but houses at opposite ends. But have you guessed the answer to the ponderable at the end of the post a few days back?
Also not a tug: fragile lightship Barnegat, here on the mud in North Camden.
Still not a tug: SS United States. Don’t the lines suggest the throat pleats of a rorqual? Got some names of tug companies common in the Delaware but not depicted here the past few days?
Bouchard is one. Morton IV is a regular in the sixth boro, here approaching the Commodore Barry Bridge.
K-Sea is another. I’m not sure why Coral Sea lies beside Arthur W Radford here in the Navy Yard.
And then there’s Penn Maritime . . . here’s Amberjack. Penn specializes in transporting heated asphalt.
But Vane Brothers is ubiquitous. Here’s Pokomoke, and
Charles Hughes, and
Roanoke. Two other Vane boats lay in the Schuykill, but too close to Sunoco to risk taking a foto.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, but again special thanks to Jeff Schurr and John Curdy.
You might wonder what’s happening in the sixth boro. Me too. I need to have a look, although I’ve really enjoyed Pelican Passage‘s shots these weeks. See some fireworks here. As for me, it’s prime gallivant season the next few weeks. See you on the go.
News flash: unrelated . . . is it true that a duck nursery has been located inside Cornell‘s bow pudding? Don’t you feel cooled just looking at this January foto?
First, as a followup to Fleet Week, check what stealthy vessel Mitch (Newtown Pentacle’s) caught over by the Sound end of the East River here. It’s the m-ship aka M80 stiletto, a quintmaran . . . by my count.
My first time to see Maurania III.
Built in 2004. Anyone seen where Rosemary‘s been assigned these days?
Irish Sea (ex-Clipper) 1969.
The two Hornbeck boats are Erie Service (nearer) and Eagle Service. Tanker is Minerva Anna, and the dredge is 996 with an assemblage of small service boats along the starboard side.
Sassafras bunkers Ambassador Bridge. In the lower right, the yellow machines are called straddlers aka container-haulers. With so many parked there, I guess Port Elizabeth was quite slow Thursday afternoon. Here’s a youtube of a straddler in action; lots more to the right there.
A slow day …? From left, Nicole Leigh Reinauer, Kristy Ann Reinauer, (I can’t make out the two smaller Reinauer boats farther in), Gramma Lee T Moran, Laura K Moran, Margaret Moran, Marie J Turecamo, Cape Cod, Pati B Moran, and Miriam Moran.
Norwegian Sea: high, dry, and missing its wheels.
Catherine C Miller and company.
Mia Forte Elsa . . . must be nobility.
All fotos in the past two weeks by Will Van Dorp.
Two related Youtubes . . . not mine. Thanks to John van der Doe for pointing the way.
First, Smit-Lloyd 115 tows Takpull 750 in rough water. The soundtrack reminds me of Dutch pop music of my parents wartime generation.
Second, if you can really indulge me . . . here’s another video that gives the English translation of that same music sung by (trans.) the Harborsingers. Great traditional Dutch costumes too.
. . . er “air” and “water.” But with the Earth & Fire post last week, this had to appear, right?
Thanks to the tentatively definitive compendium on “schooner identification in the sixth boro,” I can without a doubt call the leftmost vessel Imagine and the rightmost Adirondack. And for outatowners, that’s Hoboken in the background.
Just a glimpse of the spoon-bowed, yellow-sailed schooner raises my spirits from dragging along May’s rocks to June’s breeziness.
Notice how the profile of Escape Plan gets echoed here in the upper reaches of North Sea.
With the June breezes and right attention, even if just for a few moments, all my cares take wing and fly away . . . propelling my spirit like a little sloop dallying about the start of the North River.
Seeing a yellow hulled sailboat, like Mamzel, powering upriver, one of many migrating mostly northward at season’s start conjures up one thought . . . sailing . . . you’re doing it wrong.
Clipper City . . . sailing, almost doing it right, but
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Here’s an “erin wadder” post from last fall; more soon.
And don’t forget the caption contest here . . . I’ve got some good entries but want some more. Send’em in, please.