You are currently browsing the daily archive for December 3, 2010.

On trains, subways, ferries …  the past few years, I’ve seen them, the Girls  . . . .  Though intrigued, I resisted picking one up.

What I mean is the Larsson books:  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.   But on Thankgsgiving Day, I watched Yellow Bird‘s adaptations of the first two.  And now I’m hooked.

What links these books to this blog is a this series from horsesmouth, odocker, and frogmafrogma and frogma!!    and it’s a party I’ll join.

So,  what’s this . . . or who’s this?  Note three different ferries in the background.  The land there is Red Hook Brooklyn.

Here’s the first one . . .  the girl who … glides just forward of the tanker’s prop.   Clue:  the tug has a woman’s name.    Hazard a guess?

Same deal . . . the girl who shifts ships and heads east past the girl who used to be a distinctive orange?

The girl who sports a mighty wheelhouse . . .

The girl with the exhaust-tinted neck . . .

The boat whose name is impossible to read at this distance . . .

She who shifts is Miriam Moran, headed past Sarah Ann, who used to display the most distinctive paint in the sixth boro.

She of the mighty wheelhouse . . . Helen Parker.  I think this was the same hull, but I really can’t be certain.

She with the dirty neck . . . Erie Service . . . abridged to D’Erie Service?

Which brings us back to the girl who glides . . .  It’s Ellen, inching alongside

nudging in

closer and closer on  Chemtrans Sky.

As to the person cloaked in the face of the unidentified merchant mariner from the 1942 incentive poster . . .  I’m sworn to confidentiality . . . although the finger bling might offer a clue.  So, bowsprite . . . contact me and I’ll identify the mariner before he ships out . . .

All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who wonders what other Larsson parody titles you might deposit in the comment scow, with pix of course.

Unrelated:  Here’s an interesting merchant marine index.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,567 other subscribers
If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments, photos? Email Tugster

Documentary "Graves of Arthur Kill" is AVAILABLE again here.Click here to buy now!

Seth Tane American Painting

Read my Iraq Hostage memoir online.

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.


December 2010