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The last time I used this title , which starts with this foto of the elegant New York Central No. 13, was a half year ago.  How can this be?  And No. 13, how will these elegant  nineteenth century curves glide as she cleaves the Kills?

Amber Waves . . . evocative name, but wouldn’t frothy ones be more descriptive for winter fishing?  Notice the storage space of a trawler hull compared with the tug hulls in this post.   Seeing those spanking new “zinc fish” affixed to the hull recalls Bowsprite’s recent –shall we say . . . “biological” . ..  studies.

Shelby . . . all engine room and fluids tank …  is quite unlike this

offshore clam dredge (?) that needs to store the catch until it’s offloaded at the dock.

Is there a special name for the vertical stempost sported by Specialist II?

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

I’ve previously compared hull types here.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

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

Seth Tane American Painting

Read my Iraq Hostage memoir online.

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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