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An uninhibited feathered object spread wings over Stena Primorsk, appropriately named. More great Stena Primorsk fotos here and here, along with foto of the extraordinary Queen Silvia who presided over Primorsk‘s launch about two years ago.

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Uninvited flying organism escorted IVS Kwaito into port a few weeks back.

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Unbidden fleeting outbound jet had just departed from Newark airport as Vallermosa prepared to lower anchor last week.

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Undistracted flight officers approached Newark airport as outbound Pacific Turquoise left Arthur Kill.

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This uniform floating organization just crowded out any human technology. Soon the brants will leave the harbor for points north.

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And then there’s an unclassifiable flying organization of unlikes such as this one caught in the shrouds….

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Orange 3 featured a tanker; below is a container ship that shares simply the first part of a name. To see Cap San Lorenzo in Santos, Brazil, click here.

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To see Eagle Boston paired with a trawler, click here.

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To see Vallermosa in Tunisia, showing docking lines laid out on the bow and a tug with its name in Arabic script, click here.

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And I didn’t get close enough to the far orange vessel, but check out the STX car carrier site here.

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Philip

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Feeney, 106 years ago built at Sparrow’s Point, MD, worked the Erie Canal and who knows where else, and now Killside beyond restoration?

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The triage that saves some operates by strange calculus.  Recently my Lake Titicaca correspondent told me of the Yavari project.  Check this out!

Thornton Bros has appeared on this blog before but never such a close-up.

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John B. Caddell has maybe a dozen appearances already,

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A different shot of this still-unidentified tug stuck in March canal ice was here last week. Any identifiers? Near Lock 28B.

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This is Dania‘s debut, although I’m unable to learn much about this tanker with a fairly common name.

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and when Clearwater is included in this list, who’s greenest of all? And yup, happy that day! Cheers.

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Robert Garrison‘s bas-relief “Evening” suggests a siren southbound along Sixth Avenue on the west side of Rockefeller Center. For a great article and links on Art Deco sculpture, click here.

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At 195 Broadway aka American Telephone & Telegraph Building, I often visit this sea-dweller who lacks wings but rides southbound astride a dolphin, ship in her right hand, and trident in left . . .

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Like me, many have gazed at her, and she peers back out of the corners of her eyes. Because she’s along the route of every NYC ticker tape parade, she’s witnessed the feting of fellow water luminaries like Gertrude Ederle, Amelia Gade Corson, Carol Heiss, and more.

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A few blocks south on Broadway this head appears just below these two letters, the last two in the name of a certain shipping company. Any ideas which one?

W. O. Decker (ex-Russel No. 1) built in 1930 in Long Island City has dimensions that suited its function.

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Its 48 loa by 15 feet make it bulky relative to this inflatable, foto first published here.

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But relative to Curtis Reinauer . . .

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and then this unidentified Reinauer tug relative to K-Line’s car carrier Century Highway No. 2 . . . . Some history on the K-Line here.

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and we could go on . . . to Emma Maersk, Knock Nevis, and Genesis. And Enterprise?

If something seems familiar about the profile and color combination of the vessel below, well, you saw it here and here in the graving dock some months back. I had thought by now it’d be at sea, but . . .

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it clings to the dock just west of Robbins Reef. Newark Bay Bridge is visible in background portside.

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in ballast

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and assembled. Awaiting spring like the rest of us?

Thanks to Mar, here’s a pilot boat near Vigo in Galicia. I like it when the water’s so clear you can see the keel.  OK, a pilot boat’s not strictly a government boat.

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See FireFighter’s keel?

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Now you can, although this is not FireFighter. Anyone identify this FDNY vessel at Caddell’s recently?

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Ever wonder how the keel and prop of a Staten Island ferry look high and dry?

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Samantha and Susan Miller position the barge before the spud, lowered to the bottom of the harbor by a barge crane, pegs it in position. The Miller vessels operate as a pair although this fishing is not pair trawling.

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Here’s a close-up of Samantha,

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and Susan and part of the crane

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and a close-up of the ladder. Ladder? And a diver (bent over) preparing to descend on the prey.

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So, just what might they be trying to fish out of the East River? Something large and metallic mayhaps, like a surface vessel turned submarine? Here’s the complete fishing rig.

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Unrelated foto below . . .

amf4.jpgshows a Miller cousin, Sorensen, ex-Joseph McCall. More fotos on Sorensen here. Click on”more photos” on upper left. More Miller boats here.

I stood on ice looking across fresh Lake Ontario water toward Canada, the spray adding to the frozen beach rubble. The lighthouse stands at the end of the pier at Sodus Point.

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Some freshwater tugs like Capt. Mel get hauled out.

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By the way, some scale . . . I used to dive off the far side of the pier; in summer it’s about 10 feet from pier to water, now quite masked by the ice build-up.

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Not far away at Lock 28B in Newark, this unidentified tug has quite a few weeks to wait before the east-bound lock opens. Can anyone identify the tug?

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I’d forgotten how different winter looks upstate.

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