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.
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.
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.