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Here a huge–by sixth boro standards–bulk carrier Percival offloads coal at the Tata steel works near the salty end of the Nordzee Canal.
Here Russian drillship Bavenit makes its way to sea through the Nordzee Canal.
This is diveship Nehalennia, which takes sport divers out helmet diving off the Dutch coast.
This has to be the most unlikely repurposing of an old ferry: overflow parking for bicycles just north of the main train station in Amsterdam.
Here’s the main parking on the south side of the same station!!
Here are a few vessels of Acta Marine at their yard in Den Helder. They specialize in workboats for shallow waters. L to R, Coastal Surveyor 2, Jutter, and Coastal Explorer.
This has to be the only vessel of this design . . . with leeboards! I know nothing more about it.
In Zaandam, translation of boat name is “flyer.”
Other than that Zuiderzee is a government vessel with a crane, I can say much else.
Here’s a more bucolic Zaandam sight, two windmills . . . one decapitated.
The intact capped and spinning one, was sawing logs!
And to bring this installment to a close, the first photo here was NEMO, an Amsterdam science center.
All photos by Will Van Dorp . . . who feels like he’s hopping between continents.
Click here to see fotos Barbara took from her apartment on three or so successive days about three months ago—before, during, and after Sandy.
The next two fotos she took this morning–here of snow on top of post Sandy transformation– after our first significant 2013 winter storm in the sixth boro. For outatowners, Barbara’s apartment–on the beach–is within the limits of NYC. In the sky, that’s a midmorning sun.
Click on the foto below to see where I got it . . . but to me, Nemo is the guy who drove that vessel out of the imagination of Jules Verne and into mine a half century ago.
Barbara . . . thanks for the top two fotos, and as for the one of Nemo’s ride, you can make it your wallpaper as I made it mine.