Here was a farewell post to Patrick Sky, now tied up and listed in Boats & Harbors. And here was the prelude to a splash earlier this year. The next three photos–taken March 21– show Patrick Sky awaiting the next life.

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And here are some photos taken this past weekend of the replacement equipment, tug Stephen B and barge James Joseph.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

Here was 2.  Scroll through and you’ll see other posts I’ve done on the vessel in North America.  The photo below shows Half Moon under full sail off Boston earlier this month.

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Here on an AIS grab from yesterday, BigLift MV Traveller scooted across the North Sea from Scotland into the port at the mouth of the IJ River.

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If you scan the icons carefully here, you’ll see MV Traveller in port, near NG 10-Aqua Fauna.

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And here she is at the dock.  Click on the photo to get the original source and discussion in Dutch.  The headline translates as Half Moon has arrived in IJmuiden, the port at the mouth of the IJ River.  Click here and here for more photos.  I’ll translate the text later today when my head comes back above water.

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Click here and here for photos I took of tugs and other vessels on the IJ and other waterways in the Netherlands last year.   Here are some of my other IJmuiden and area photos.

Many thanks to Rene at binnenvaart for these arrival links.    The next and final step will be from IJmuiden to Hoorn.

Thanks to Mike Abegg for the photo of Half Moon under sail in North American waters less than a month ago.

Sitting on the bank, I really enjoy watching large vessels turned at the dock.  Here is an index of previous “turning” posts.

Warm Sunday mornings are the best times to watch, though, because you might spend a long time waiting.  The first photo here was taken at 0929 hrs.  Can you identify the tug beyond the bow bulb?

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0845 . . . Gramma Lee T Moran arrives at Fidias’ gangway

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to deliver the docking pilot . . . 0848.  And then, as events unfold onboard, from the land, it appears that nothing is happening.

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At 0930 there is noticeable although quiet motion.

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0931 . . .  well, it’s less quiet when Gramma Lee spins her wheels to keep Fidias from slipping seaward with the tide.

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0932–10 sec

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0932–29 sec

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0932–53

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Once the 600′ vessel starts to spin, things happen very quickly.

All photos above by Will Van Dorp.  Photo below was taken by “Jed.”

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Today–and every day– is Earth Day, prompted post-Santa Barbara 1969.  Hat’s off to all the person-centuries of painstaking efforts at safety and coexistence.  Who said this?   “”It is sad that it was necessary that Santa Barbara should be the example that had to bring it to the attention of the American people. What is involved is the use of our resources of the sea and of the land in a more effective way and with more concern for preserving the beauty and the natural resources that are so important to any kind of society that we want for the future. The Santa Barbara incident has frankly touched the conscience of the American people.”  Answer here.  HR Constellation is the ex-Beluga Constellation.

Here was last year’s Earth Day post . . . sea junk.

 

Here . . . from a long time ago were 1 and 2 of this series.

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This 1960 tug has gone from green to red and back to green.

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In fact, just over a year ago, I caught it here transitioning from red to green . . . like watching a butterfly leave its cocoon.

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Bravo, Eric R. Thornton . . . it’s good to see you working.

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All photos recently by Will Van Dorp.

 

A month ago, I posted some really random tugs here, including the one below in the mysterious Miami River.  Yesterday, thanks to Robert Cremer, the tug below was identified as LT-1970, a Higgins Industries October 1953-delivered tug once known as Okinawa.  Thanks much to Robert.  The photo below is taken by Allan Seymour.

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The next set of photos comes from Mike Abegg, last North American captain of Half Moon, now not-yet arrived in Hoorn.

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These photos were taken over near SUNY Maritime.  The tug tending the barges I thought would look this, but actually Moran has sold it to Norfolk Tug, and the photos below shows its current livery. Sorry if that sounds confusing.

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And the following photos from Brunswick, GA,  come from Dirk van der Doe via Jan.

Here’s Ann Moran,

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Peter G. Turecamo, and

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Mary Loy Turecamo.

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And the final photo today comes from Rich Taylor.   La Dani (1981) illustrates what I enjoy about seeing tugboats from other ports in the watery parts of the world.  I’ve seen no US built tug that looks quite like this.  Here’s a page devoted to the Dunston portion of her builder.

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Many thanks to Robert, Allan, Mike, Dirk, and Rich for photos and information in today’s post.

Get your Miami River rat hat here.

Check out bowsprite’s latest post here . . . yes it was five years ago.

 

Here’s the index to all previous posts in this series.

For today, all come from Jed . .  John Jedrlinic.  Any ideas on the locomotion of the person nearer than Diane Moran, photo taken in Miami in February?

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The Thomas Dann photo is from almost a year ago.

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Ditto . . . Schuylkill, taken in Norfolk last May.

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Ditto . . . Jed took this photo of the 1960 Marion in St. Maarten.

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Miss Niz . . . Miami, February 2015.

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Allie B has been a favorite of mine since I caught photos here and here or her departing for the Black Sea this time eight years ago.

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Finally, the closing shot is Diane Moran without the guy on the jet ski.

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Many thanks to Jed Jedrlinic for these photos.

Thanks to Jonathan Steinman, here’s another tug–Robert Burton–handling the CVA sealed garbage containers.  Given the direction of the tow and absence of freeboard on the barge, the containers are loaded and heading for Howland Hook to be loaded onto trains southbound.

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Here (and scroll) was a post I did almost two years ago when Robert Burton was shifting barges down in the Beaufort Inlet.

Thanks much to Jonathan for sharing his vantage point.

Recognize this northbound tanker?

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Afrodite.

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Another orange PCTC . . . escorted in by Margaret, I think.

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Tulane.

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Torm Lotte . . .

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The Peter Max vessel headed for Florida and back by next weekend?

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Breakaway.

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Conrad S . . . she of the

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whaleback forecastle to lessen greenwater loading?

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And another PCTC . . .

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Hoegh Inchon escorted in by Margaret again . . . .

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All photos taken in the past week by Will Van Dorp.

But first, from less than two months ago . . . this photo taken by O. Nonimus Bosch shows Fells Point, Sassafras, and Pocomoke temporarily immobilized.  Here and here are parts of the story.

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Recently in t-shirt weather in the sixth boro . . . it’s a classic, Thomas J. Brown.

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Ellen S. Bouchard,

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Resolute with a Bouchard barge,

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and Evening Star, also with a Bouchard barge.

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Elizabeth McAllister light,

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Robert E. McAllister,

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Ross Sea, 

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Eric McAllister,

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and finally Ellen McAllister shifting

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Cielo di Roma . . .

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Thomas J. Brown . . . enjoy another look at this classic.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.   And in the post above, subtracting the three tugs in the O. Nonimus Bosch photo, you have over 25,000 horsepower, of which 1000 of those ponies are generated by Thomas J.

 

Over six years ago, I did another asphalt post here.  Yesterday I was thrilled to get the following photos below from Jonathan Steinman of this unusual vessel on the middle portion of the East River.

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Asphalt Sailor–a great name–turns out to have a set of siblings ranging from a lot more capacious to somewhat less so.  On names alone, I’d love to see Black Shark.   Given the cargo, I wonder if the deck feels warm.

That’s James Turecamo overtaking on the west side.  Here’s a hydrodynamics problem . . . is the greater amount of froth churned up by James due only to its greater speed, or is hull shape a factor?

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For outatowners, that’s the 59th Street Bridge, and Asphalt Sailor is headed “south,” actually west.

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Unrelated:  Here’s an East River ship photo I posted six years ago.  The conclusion then was that it was “doctored.”  Anyone new thinking on it?

Thanks again to Jonathan for these unusual photos.

 

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