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Thornton Bros and Edith Thornton, the latter possibly not named for the actress, take a weekend break along the KVK. That’s Shooter’s Island and Port Elizabeth in the background.


Edith is the ex-Tamaqua, built in 1951 in Camden for the Reading Railroad. I never noticed until now how much the Marine Steel white-diamond logo resembles the old Reading Railroad logo. Tamaqua is a Pennsylvania coal region town.


The above foto is related to the Thorntons only in the color, green. Would you believe a barge full of emeralds transported to the gem district? No? Actually, this is a pile of broken recycled bottles used for . . .

sandblasting. Read the references in Props 1 and 2 to “green” material at the bottom of the dry dock holding Orion; yes, this is the sand. Glass is made from sand, right? April is environmental consciousness-raising month. This just makes sense.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

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

Seth Tane American Painting

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My Babylonian Captivity

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

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.


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