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I did a whole post on Scotty Sky back in 2011, although I called it something else. Let’s revisit those fotos before adding some recent ones.
Light and . . .
I’m eager to see her
refloated and working again.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
I thought all the vessels had left under cover of night. Unceremoniously. It turned out that the Japanese and Colombians had, but lots remained. So the best place to go was near the exit . . . everyone would depart through the Narrows. The forecast was 50 percent chance of rain all day, but I’d shoot from under an umbrella if necessary. At 10, tugs were ready for USS Gonzalez to cast off. Doubleclick enlarges fotos.
10:14 . . . she was under weigh.
10:23 . . . Responder returns for the next departee and Miller Girls (?) shuttles yokohamas back to Miller’s home base.
10:38, posing for Black Hawk photogs with a better perch than mine.
11:15 . . . USS Donald Cook moves away.
11:25 . . . San Jac next?
leaving Brooklyn’s “gold coast” (as on lots of these fotos) to port.
11:56 . . . it’s “local-build” USCGC Seneca.
12:26 . . . Elcano departs under 11 sails . . . and screw turned by “ motor diesel sobrealimentado de 2.000 caballos de potencia.”
Scotty Sky passes. . . WW2 vet and still at work, as is
like this Sea Stallion.
. . .oh wait . . . for today, the end of the parade is provided by Guayas.
Some of these vessels will reconvenrge in Norfolk. By 1400 yesterday, I know the French schooners, the Brazilians,
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who is looking to score two XL OpSail shirts. Barters . .. anyone?
Scotty Sky first appeared here on this blog over three years ago. Here’s a light Scotty Sky westbound
on the KVK, drawing a little more than my canoe, and
All fotos by Will Van Dorp. Scotty Sky keeps tanker trucks off the roads and bridges and that’s good for us all. Our roadways, bridges, and tunnels are OVER capacity sometimes, as defined by congestion. Too bad we don’t ship MORE by water in the metro areas, things like food and consumer goods to waterfront bigbox stores.
Can anyone explain the origin of Scotty and Patrick Sky names?