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The first two fotos here come compliments of Lou Rosenberg, who probably wondered when I was going to use them.  Sorry, Lou.  Gelberman, named for a former NYACE District Chief of Ops, has appeared here and elsewhere on this blog previously.

Lou took this foto, as well as the one above, in Jamaica BaySea Horse aka WPB-87361 calls Portsmouth, VA home.

Here USACE Hayward churns its way eastbound on the KVK.

A Coast Guard RBM got close and personal last weekend on a breezy Upper Bay.

Sturgeon Bay seems eager for ice-breaking season to begin.

Kittery, ME-based  USCG vessel WMEC-909 Campbell cruises out the harbor a month or so back.

Final foto . .. a new vessel at GMD Bayonne is named for a Medal of Honor recipient, whose itinerant life is described here T-AK  3005 must have arrived within the past week.

Thanks again to Lou Rosenberg for the fotos from Jamaica Bay, a section of the sixth boro that somewhat neglected on this blog.

Other fotos by Will Van Dorp.

In previous posts we pondered winter fishing and puzzled about East River fishing.  Yesterday I caught wind of a fishing competition between Gelberman and Hayward, two vessels operated in the New York District of the US Corps of Engineers.

The fishing began the very instant the echo of the starter’s signal boomed across the boro.  Gelberman was first out the KVK with

Hayward right behind.  But the first rod to tilt upward belonged to Hayward . . . aware of what all drifts beneath the surface.

After what seemed an epic  struggle worthy of Santiago’s, Hayward gained the upper hand, raising the crane skyward although

the prey twisted and turned, prolonging the fight, clawing back to remain in the murky fluff.

The quarry now secured, two helmeted Junetime fisherfolk posed with their trophy, which gets classified

by a dear fellowblogger as Junk.  I sincerely hope bowsprite has kept her eye open for other junk, infiltrating the boro and threatening our way of life.  Junk is junk after all, whether it be Detritus rectangulus furnitureus or Detritus rectangulus aluminumensis.

Thanks to the Corps of Engineers for their efforts in many domains.

Unrelated:  I’m happy but shocked to read about Coast Guard plans for Deepwater oil washing towards . . . . Long Island!    Plans are good, but . . .

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