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Despite the distance and the fog covering the escutcheon,  I could immediately identify this tug–once a regular on the Hudson and in the sixth boro– on the Mississippi.

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Let me end out this series with tugboats and other vessels:  Sydney Ann

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and Brandi,

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Mary Parker and

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Port Ship Service Little Ray

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David J. Cooper and

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Bulk Guatemala with selfie-shooting watch stander,

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Sonny Ivey and

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Connie Z,

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Moose, 

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Jena Marie C, 

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Capt CJ, and

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fireboat Gen. Roy S. Kelley,

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Jo Provel with the 9th steamboat named Natchez.

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Now all of this has nothing to do with the photo below, which nevertheless deserves recognition . . . interactive art which really seems to have caught on.  Thanks, Candy Chang.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s even now in the cold NYC air plotting a return to

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Nola.

I’m dedicating these to Otis Redding . . . .   and I know I’m getting some details wrong and will correct when I’m back.  Thanks much for your comments and corrections.  My day started with Overseas Houston.  I think I just missed Christian Reinauer headed upstream before light in my location;

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followed by an upstream flanking turn by B. John Yeager. . .

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and more including Custom.

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Farther upstream –can you guess where– I caught Catherine S and fleetmates;

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Can you identify this massive levee?

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Presager‘s background may help.

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Creole Sun and a cluster of tugs and barges await while . . .

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Myra Epstein powers

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a long train of barges,

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and churns up the Mississippi cafe au lait.

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OK . .  answer tomorrow . . . can you idenify this vessel?

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who’s headed north along the defining river of this continent.

This foto in no way conveys the intensity of this moment:  that car crept down Iberville Street at dusk blasting out a shock wave of engine roar that rivaled the scream of  747 engines.

Here too the noise of beaded necklace flinging Shiners on Tchoupitoulas Street.

The shadow of Christ emerges on this end of St. Louis Cathedral as night falls.

Tugster dips his toe in the Mississippi near where Capt. John hugs the wharf just northeast of JacksonSquare.

This statue is called Old Man River, and I’m intrigued though

these words (by Robert Schoen?) leave me as mystified as the sculpture.

Traffic at the intersection of St. Ann’s and Chartres includes this mule (?)  and a texting swamp man.

Down by the river, bowsprite begins to weigh her appreciation for 1937 ferry Louis B. Porterie, one of the free ferries operated by

LA DOTD, the second “D” being development.  Here’s a better foto of the ferry, which whirls and spins between the French Quarter and the neighborhood intriguingly-named Algiers.

I looked in vain for formerly-sixth boro Glen Cove but did find a Kirby tug,  Miss Susan.

More of this type of traffic tomorrow.   All fotos by either bowsprite or tugster.

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