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New profiles in the air?

Outline of a futuristic heavy-lift ship with a dynarig?  Hot seas giving off vapors of methane? Maybe I’m just losing my mind?

Nah . . . I’ll cut the silliness.  I was just lucky to catch this shot of Maltese Falcon as it passed by the west side of Blue Marlin.  Read about Maltese Falcon here and the big ego of its first owner here.

Classic mid 20th century silhouette of an Erie Canaller with telescoping house grounds the scene, although given the color scheme, that canaller is not a usual a current resident of the city . . .  must be mischief . . . I mean Matton-built  Mischief (1958, ex-Cissi Reinauer, Cissi, Thornton Brothers)  More Mischief below.

Of course, also in the haze of late May . . . it’s the fleet, here shown LPD-21 . . . USS New York . . .  over at Homeport, Staten Island!   Here’s one of my previous posts about USS New York.  For a straight-forward post on the arrival of the fleet, see Old Salt here.  Another comes from Philip of seaandskyny.

With New York in the background, to the left is FFG-59 Kauffman and  . . . right, FFG-32 John L. Hall.  Info on namesakes Kauffman and Hall here and here.  (About the Kauffman, the vessel is named for father Vice Admiral  James L as well as son Rear Admiral Draper L.)

I hope that tomorrow brings some  progress with the loading of Blue Marlin.

More Mischief . . . foto taken in Philly last June.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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