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But first, an orange digression leaving the Narrows this morning under the tow of Michael J. McAllister, with Resolute alongside.  Is it

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Senator John J. Marchi or Guy V. Molinari?  These years maintenance is done in Virginia, and here are fotos from just under a year ago of Marchi at sea.  Is special ballasting need to facilitate better towing of a ferry?   What other preps happen before a tow like this?

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The juice in this post is here, my reason for getting out at daybreak.

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She glowed with health as she came through the KVK today . . . . Orange Star, a 2011-build out of the Adriatic.

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She and escort passed Discovery Coast at the east end of the KVK.

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Turecamo Girls throws on some extra anti-skidmark gear as she escorts the juice ship.

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The juice ships are my favorite, although I prefer the lines of the previous Orange Star to this newer vessel.  My fotos of Orange Star fleetmates include Orange Blossom,  Bebedouro,  Orange Wave,  and Orange Sun.  I don’t believe I’ve gotten a foto of Orange Sky.   An unexpected detail about these tankers is that they are managed/operated from the peerless maritime nation of Switzerland.

All fotos this morning by Will Van Dorp.

For some great fotos of lakers laid up about 500 miles from here in Sarnia, check out tugboathunter here.  He found some frozen-in tugs there too. 

You’ve heard about Flat Stanley and Carmen Santiago?    So, let’s play . . . errant ferry, Staten Island ferry (SIf) in particular.  We’ve seen a SIF here, here, and here . ..  so thanks to Birk Thomas, enjoy these new installments.   Where is this?

Well  . . .  the location is the Chesapeake, and the answer is not really that vessel had chosen to go way offcourse;  rather, it’s that maintenance is done in Norfolk,  the result of bidding, I suppose.   And that’s Colleen McAllister doing the tow.   No matter how capacious the SIf’s appear when you are onboard, they seem to shrink

when juxtaposed with other traffic in the sixth boro.  Thanks to John Watson for this foto of a busy harbor;  foreground ACL is unidentified and the cruise ship is Crystal Serenity.

Thanks to Birk and John.  And now, I’m heading out to get re-acquainted with the sixth boro myself.    Remember . . . to vote for Pegasus/79 daily AND if you see an errant SIf, please snap a foto or several.

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