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Gliding in a few minutes earlier than Cyprine in the drizzly morning was Hyundai Voyager


Rosemary maintained tension to slow Voyager‘s forward momentum


while Responder –well–“responded likewise”  up forward.


As Voyager approaches the bulkhead, docking lines with heaving lines attached are at the ready, there to grab and toss .


Rosemary and Responder maneuver it in, inch by inch, easing it delicately, all tens of thousands of tons.


All fotos by will Van Dorp.

PS:  Good thing copious Cyprine was present.  (French wikipedia can’t be missed here.)

Unrelated:  Tugster has reported on the Onrust project in the past year.  They now urgently need volunteers to meet a launch deadline of MAY 20!!

Volunteers needed!!

We are planning on launching the Onrust ship on May 20th and are looking to schedule more volunteer help to assist in the construction of the ship especially in the next three weeks and were wondering if you and anyone you know would be able to participate? We need help to finish mechanical and electrical installations (engine room), carpentry work on and below deck, with moving of the wood piles around in the yard (with and without tractor), cutting small trees, with finishing touches on the outside of hull (caulking, painting).

We work SEVEN DAYS A WEEK from 9 am to 5 pm.
The ship is located near the Mohawk River at:

Mabee Farm Historic Site
1080 Main Street (Route 5S)
Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150

(From Schenectady Exit 1A on I-890 puts you on Route 5S, go 2,7 miles,
sign for farm is on right hand side)

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Greta

Greta Wagle
Onrust Project Director
C 518 -248 -1395
W 518- 439-2096
Fax 518 -439-4052

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