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Nicole Leigh Reinauer, light. Launched 1999.
Another shot of Miriam Moran and Chittagong
All fotos this week by Will Van Dorp, who’s been looking for any new local vessels in the sixth boro. Anyone seen any?
Like the other five boros, the sixth boro is trafficked by creations large and small. Two diverse large vessels are Cunard’s QM2 and MSRC’s New Jersey Responder, a key player in the case of any oil spill in the New York area. The 210′ vessel, in spite of all its systems, might be dwarfed by the crisis. Fifteen of these Oil Spill Responder Vessels are positioned around the US. Check out “moondogofmaine” ‘s posting on these vessels compared with the European counterparts.
Here Bohemia and Patuxent are dwarfed by a container vessel, wheras only
I didn’t catch the name of the small gold tug before it disappeared behind a light Bouchard barge.
A final word on scale: all are important. For example, consider the power of a snowball v. the power of an avalanche. Easy . . . the more powerful is the snowball if that triggers the avalanche. Without the snowball, no avalanche would occur.
All fotos yesterday by Will Van Dorp.
Whatzit in this study? Where is this library? (Note: Doubleclick enlarges most fotos.)
in through Hell Gate, and made her way between
Roosevelt Island and Upper Bay-bound on the
Until she “repositions” in the Caribbean, taking aforementioned blue macaw along, Wanderbird rests here, rafted up with Cape Race, a vessel of similar lines. Coincidentally, all three North Sea trawlers–Wanderbird, Cape Race, and Lady Jane–launched in 1963 …. though in Netherlands, Canada, and Belgium, respectively. Hmmm . . . I know some very good folks launched in 1963 also, an auspicious year for launchings.
Also nearby, for the time being, are this Cunard vessel,
More on Wanderbird soon. Do check this link for beauty shots AND historical fotos of Wanderbird. I love the red sails.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Unrelated but important: Click here for the agenda for MWA‘s Waterfront Conference. Lower Manhattan Tuesday, Nov 30 from 8 am until 7 pm. More than 100 speakers in the following formats: 2 plenary sessions, 15 breakout sessions, and 2 boat tours. Click here for background on the MWA. See you there.
It could be called pigment, watercolor, skycolor, light . . . But what matters to me is the impact it has on my mood. How can I not feel uplifted by this brightness? What is this . . . a doorway into what?
Passage for pilots, of course. But what a vessel! An uberbox enveloping many smaller boxes, a different set of boxes shuffled together at regular intervals, probably never again to coexist. An early 21st-century ark of disposable stuff never paired but rather mass-produced in the millions. And a disposable ark to move them over the deeps. Its stern marked with a place of convenience, a place having no other meaning, no real significance. They might as well be lunar like Western Mare Frigoris or Sinus Asperitatis West…
unlike Charles D. McAllister, whose portrait probably hangs on a wall somewhere or languishes in a scrapbook.
Here’s a nameless vessel, at least from this perspective, although some of us know its name. Any guesses?
Genco Success: for the observer, just a bulker name, but for crew who live aboard, rich positive or maybe negative connotations.
Note: doubleclick enlarges almost all fotos for the past year or so.
Cutter head, the helical jaws with scores of teeth that need intensive maintenance,
light therapy to effect the endless gnawing away of
Or the mighty Brazos and crew?
Why . . . busy, of course.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Vessels besides Florida include Sea Bear, Layla Renee, and Pearl River.
Many thanks to Michael Torres–Brooklynite transplanted to San Diego–for these fotos of Carnival Splendor returning safely to port yesterday. The job is escorted into port here by WHEC-722 USCGC Morgenthau.
Related: See this interview with captain of Millenium Dawn.
Lightering from Ocean Chariot onto The Patriot goes on uninterrupted by the brisk wind out of the north . . . gusts to 20 mph . . . . It’s just another
day on the sixth boro. Stavanger Bell gets a call from the Miller service boat. In the background skyline, note the “V” shaped twin cranes . . . . yup . . . . that’s the current height of building at One World Trade Center.
Here are two other shots of Stavanger Bell with Scott C (?)
Also at anchor, Genmar Concord awaits a provisioning visit from
the unique, the peerless, the siblingless Twin Tube.
day in the sixth boro.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Note: Be sure to read the comments in part a, esp the very long and personal one by Bill W.
Two of the vessels huddled there for awhile (probably longer than their actual period of service) included sister vessels USS Wakefield (AP-21) aka SS Manhattan and USS Mount Vernon (AP-22) aka SS Washington. Both were older sisters (by two decades) of United States Lines’ SS United States.
Many thanks to Harold Tartell and Joseph Herbert for these enlightening fotos. And thanks for the comments some of you have sent in; I’m eager to hear more and see more fotos, possibly of these vessels being moved downriver to the American scrapyards. Read this article from Sea Classics on the impetus to build and then maintain these vessels.
I stopped at the KVK today just in time to watch an anchor move. Crew on the “bent-leg” barge caught the hook in the eye of the anchor cable, and
then Sea Bear powered away, the barge submerging in the process.
The anchor got winched up and
the barge crew took the applause as the tug moved them
away to the next phase, which looked