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Unless you already know from the clues here, you’ll have to guess:  from left to right and at anchor, Vane Brothers Chesapeake, Wye River, and Tuckahoe. Slightly off center to the right is Scotia Sea.  The twin raked funnels I won’t identify til later.

So yes, clearly this is another watershed.  Am I cheating on boro6 by blogging about this?  No way!!  I don’t use the word “cheating” that way.  Did Henry Hudson “cheat” on Europa by exploring new passages and connections?  Did the Apollo 11 folks cheat on the Earth?  By my perspective,  sampling of all sorts spices our inner broth,  chases off monotony,  sustains life, and just follows logically from curiosity and wonder.  If you call it cheating, then you might say I cheat all the time.  But to do otherwise would be to cheat myself.  End of rant.

Any guesses on the location?


Scotia Sea is ex-Mr Shep.  Guess where Scotia Sea is located before clicking here.


Bohemia here passes . . .Campbell Field.  Now that’s a clue.


All I’ll say about Jupiter now is that it was built in 1902 in this city at the yard of Neafie & Levy.


Jupiter‘s horns.  I’d love to hear them.


M as in Myle . . . pronounced “my lee.”


This city also hosts the cruiser USS Olympia, and


the slightly older look-alike of the sixth boro’s very own Peking.  This bark is Moshulu, which in the Seneca language means “one who fears nothing.”  It was aboard this vessel that the author Eric Newby once worked.


Tugboat Jupiter link

Cruiser Olympia link

Barque Moshulu

And this is the city of brotherly (and sisterly and everybodily, one would hope) love.  The two raked stacks off in the distance in first foto top the SS United States, launched the year I was born:  such a young fast creature she is.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

In case you missed the hint above, TWO NEW messages have arrived from Henry Hudson, modulated by hurricane winds and arriving across 400 years almost precisely.  Check them here and  here.  I have to confess, I feared we’d lost his signal, but  . . .  oh the joys of 21st PLUS 17th century technology!!

1969 . . . a year for me of many firsts,  like finishing high school and going off to college and  . . . .  In events related to this blog, 1969 was the year of feats and firsts accomplished by the likes of Apollo 11,  Suhaili, a 747, a Concorde, another Airplane, and ARPANET.  A fire at Bannerman’s Castle destroyed much of the roof.  In December 1969, up at Matton Shipyard, James Turecamo first splashed.  Here’s early-morning 40-year-old  James westbound last week.


This blog has featured fotos of James Turecamo in 10 posts since January 2008.  Use the search window to locate them.  Below, James (1700 hp) collaborates with Miriam Moran (3000 hp) to position Blue Jade at a dock along the Arthur Kill, giving


a burst of power as needed.


Deckhand on James’s bow coordinates with the color-coded crew aboard Blue Jade.


Next time you see James Turecamo, think 1969.  And Andy will think 1969 this way.


Other tugs seen in the sixth boro hailing from Matton include the following:  Jean Turecamo (1975) and Zachery Reinauer (1971).   Ditto Thornton Brothers (1958), whom I haven’t seen around at all in the past year.  Has Thornton Brothers gone off to Philadelphia?   Ah, the city of brotherly love . . . I was there this week myself.  Fotos soon.

All fotos here by Will Van Dorp.

Oh . . . some 1969 music, try this collaboration.

And thanks to Brian, tracking info on Flinterduin . . . sheesh . . .  this is starting to feel like a drawn-out Christmas Eve.


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