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Previously I called this type of post “full frontal.”  a set of posts in which I try to see ships/boats a little differently.  What I mean is related to this:  ask a non-artist to draw a a ship or boat and most of the time you’ll get a frontal image, even if it’s a stick figure.  Ask that same person to draw a house,  … same result . . . frontal, a facade.   Ask  him or her to draw a car or train or ship, it’ll be a side view.  Why is that?  Maybe you have some idea, but I don’t.

Guess the vessel facing you below?  From this angle, it gives me the illusion of having an open mouth.  You’ve seen it before here.  Answer at end of post.  By the way, the shore structure on the far left of the foto is Staten Island September 11 memorial aka “postcards” designed by Masayuki Sono.

I love the rich orange in Atlantic Leo as she gets pivoted by Miriam Moran and Lee T. Moran.

Franklin Reinauer, slightly be-fogged.

Davis Sea leaves a few minutes of ice-free water in its wake as it approaches Kingston.

Golden Venus suggests a tight-wire act, using equal portions of the Bayonne Bridge to port and starboard to maintain balance.  Now why would this be called “golden” Venus, and wouldn’t several somewhat conflicting sets of associations come to mind if it were called “blue Venus”?

Nevska Lady approaches oil docks in Bayonne, escorted by  Kimberly Turecamo and Laura K.  Moran.

Here’s a three-quarter view of the mystery tug at the top of this post . . ..  why it’s Odin, of course.  I’m so glad I’ve now seen Odin from the head end.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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