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Maersk Kentucky turns at least 90 degrees to starboard after passing under the Bayonne Bridge.  Beyond Shooters Island lies the city of Elizabeth, NJ.  More close-ups of Maersk Kentucky–eleven years running and a fifth of a mile long tomorrow, but for now, she draws more than 30 feet max . . . and notice the mud trail she stirs up.

Here’s a satellite view of Shooters Island;  I believe the vintage foto of Shooters I posted the other day was taken from midway between the A pushpin and the New York ramp of the Bayonne Bridge.  Click on the satellite foto to see where things lie in relation to Manhattan.  Most of the container traffic through the port of “New York” operates through Port Elizabeth.

Again, here’s a tightly-cropped foto of Shooters around World War 1, and here’s a

foto I took from mid-Bayonne Bridge pedestrian way this morning, where I got my exercise.

As I walked over, Maersk Kentucky traversed beneath, tugs Resolute at the bow and Elizabeth McAllister near the stern, making the turn and then


heading into Newark Bay, a half an hour

or so behind Sea Land Eagle, roughly the same size as 1997-delivered ‘Kentucky.  The land in the foreground is Bergen Point.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Related:  See Johna and Vladimir’s homage to the Bridge here.

is a 45-year-old hottie.  Just look at the heat shimmer enveloping her.

She first appeared here in 2007.   I’ve also referred to her “bucket fenders” aka training wheels here.

This may be repetitive, but Ellen was built in 1966 and rebuilt in 2007.

When watching assist tugs like Ellen, it’s hard for me to avoid anthropomorphizing.  Ellen strikes me as a hunter who always returns with her quarry.

Note the position of her bucket fenders in relation to the flare of the ship’s bow.

If it is about hunter and prey, these Sea-Land Racer crew seem not displeased to be captured by the likes of Ellen.  I’m guess Racer carries an all-US crew.

I understand.  Fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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