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The insides of your computer?
Clearly not. That Ellen McAllister on the right and
assisting Siteam Explorer around Bergen Point.
Floating legos with USACE theme?
Again . . . no. It’s Mare Atlanticum with Gelberman to port and McAllister Sisters assisting to starboard. Click here (and scroll) for Sisters before getting the upper wheelhouse. See after and before here on Birk and Harold’s site.
And what yacht pokes her bow from beneath the Bridge here?
It’s the certainly yachtly North River.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
. . .or dino juice or geo sap. According to the US Energy Info Administration, the US consumes just under 20 million barrels of the stuff daily. Today, in less than a half hour, two tankers entered the Kills with a combined capacity (if I calculate correctly) of over a million barrels, or 5% of one day’s US consumption. First came Avra . . .
seen in by Brendan Turecamo. I’d guessed I’d never seen this tanker before
til it came close. Last time I took a foto of her, she sported flaky green paint and the name Altius . . . not Michele Iuliano, the raised metal name covered inadequately here.
Here are vestiges of her formerly green superstructure.
A previous time Americas Spirit came in, she made energetic use of her
horn whistle as she plowed through the fog. Note: I wish I could perfect the art of whistling with that low penetrating pitch!
It seems from this itinerary that she’s in here once every two months.
Barbara McAllister and McAllister Sisters bring her in like a big catch, lots of juice.
All fotos today by Will Van Dorp.
Comet, Eva Leigh Cutler, Manhattan skyline in September 2009.
Ditto . . . . September 11, 2012.
Buildings are replaced,
channels are carved deeper,
the open is
are exercised, but
we remember. Many thanks for the foto below to Capt Jack Joffe, Liberty V of the National Parks Service in the sixth boro.
We heal although scars at times recall pain.
Unrelated: An NYTimes story about a revival in moving raw product to steel mills on inland waterways.
First foto comes thanks to William Hyman, who took it eight days ago. Resolute waits along the dock in MOTBY for its next assist. In the background is a lesser-known 9/11 monument, a Tsereteli statue given to the US as an official gift of the Russian government only six years ago. Putin himself came here for the dedication. Resolute is six times older than the monument, and when it was launched, no doubt no one would have imagined a Russian-donated statue would stand anywhere in NYC.
Ireland dates from 1940; she first appeared on this blog only five months ago here.
No vessel makes more noise as it passes as OSG Vision. And if you don’t know her power in “equines,” check here. I guess that partially explains the throbbing, only partly since President Polk is rated at 57,000!
Amy Moran (1973, 3000 hp) assists OSG Vision and OSG 350 through the Kills.
Amy C McAllister (1975) follows McAllister Sisters (1977) to the next assist.
Bruce A. McAllister (1974) here assists Baltic Sea I (2003) rotate and then head outbound.
A few seconds earlier, McAllister Sisters used noticeable force to push Baltic‘s stern around.
There was once a Baltic Sea that belonged to the same fleet as Beaufort Sea (1971), but that other Baltic now works out of Lagos, Nigeria. I’ve written the new owners to ask for fotos, but . . . so far, in vain.
Bering Sea (1975) and Jane A. Bouchard (2003) spend some time at the fuel dock.
No tug appears on this foto, but some of you just know which tug is mated to RTC 135. Cruise ship, I believe, is Explorer of the Seas. Answer about the tug follows.
Gelberman (1980) may look like a tug, but USACE call it a “debris collecting vessel.” More info on her can be found in this post from three and a half years ago.
Thanks to William Hyman for that first foto; all others by Will Van Dorp. And the tug mated to RTC 135 is Nicole Leigh Reinauer.
. . . and on a rainy day. Here was 1 in this.
Note the crewman entering or departing President Polk by the access doorway. Doubleclick enlarges. Can you name two institutions that opened while Polk, 11th, was president?
As Larvik slides over to its berth, the linemen prepare to run the lines to the bollards.
Lateral sliding power gets provided by McAllister Sisters and Resolute.
Barbara is not forgotten.
Sorry . . . I couldn’t resist.
Amy Moran reminds me . . . where is Cape Cod these days?
Baltic Sea I rotates off the dock and heads for sea.
Bruce A. McAllister delivers the pilot.
On its way to assist in Baltic Sea I departure, McAllister Sisters passes Maersk Utah.
Answer to the question on Polk, the president, was incumbent for the creation of the US Naval Academy and the Smithsonian. More info on him here.
All fotos taken today by Will Van Dorp.