You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Sun Right’ tag.

I’ve held off moving from 99 to 100 because 100 suggested I do something special, but ultimately, I decided that random means random, so here it is.  Guess the location if not the tug?  It IS sixth boro. Answer at the end of the post.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Almost 30-year-old Franklin Reinauer  entered the Narrows light as Sun Right departed the other day.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Less than an hour earlier, Emerald Coast (1973) overtook the same Sun Right at the turn around Bergen Point.   I’ve seen Sun Round recently (although I didn’t take a foto) here but not Sun Road.  Are there more in this Manila-registered series?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Note the small tug assisting with Energy 11105 barge  . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

pushed by (?) Liberty Service.  It’s Freddie K Miller, which I first met as Stapleton Service, even though that was not the first identity for this 1966 built tug.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Susan Miller (1981) meets Akinada Bridge –named for a Hiroshima bridge–at the Narrows recently.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Coho lighters G. Agamemnon.  Has repainting started on any of the ex-Penn boats?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Comet (1977) heads under the Bayonne Bridge, while (?) Brian Nicholas following.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Atlantic Salvor (1976) followed Atlantic Coast (2007) into the sixth boro the other day.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Resolute (1975) escorted in  Americas Spirit.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Finally . . . that first foto . . . it’s Diane B southbound in Eastchester Bay (til now a tugster-neglect portion of the sixth boro) with Throg’s Neck Bridge in the background.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  Does anyone know if and when Athena was scrapped?

The body language is clear:  “Touchdown.”  The surroundings and uniform, however, are way wrong.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pull back a little and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

. .. yup . . . definitely not football or rugby.  It’s Sun Right leaving town for the Panama Canal around 11:30 today.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Watch her make the swing at Bergen Point leveraged by Ellen McAllister at the bow and Marjorie B McAllister near the stern.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

She ran the distance from the goal posts at Bayonne Bridge to those at the Narrows in about 55 minutes, and after that

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

no potential tacklers had

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

any chance of catching her.  Now it’s a straight shot . . . about 2000 nautical miles, translating to about four days.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All fotos this morning by Will Van Dorp, who has no intention of breaking a consistent record of watching a grand total of zero superbowls since 1967.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 389 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

My job . . . Summer AND Fall 2014

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

My other blogs

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

Archives

free web page hit counter
September 2014
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 389 other followers