You know . . . like team mates, collaborators. Let’s start with the heaps and mounds of aggregate left where she docks.



Wait for a few days,



and what? another vessel sidles up to the Lehigh cement operation there,



Enter . . . Spar Three of Spar Shipping, and registered in Bergen, not some obscure tropical port. A young tugster visited this Norwegian port so many years ago… and wanted to live there!



Taken yesterday in the thunderstorm and almost worthless as port documentation, Alice and Spar Three commune before heading out to sea.

I know the city always has construction projects requiring cement, and I know Lehigh isn’t the only cement plant, but might we be in a boom construction period in Brooklyn and Manhattan?

Photos by Will Van Dorp.