Thanks for today’s fotos and text go to James Ash, port captain for Poling & Cutler. “I took [these fotos of Coral Queen
] about 12 years ago from the Boston Post Road Bridge in Eastchester ( Mt. Vernon).
The “Rock Cut” is one of the most challenging transits as lining up for the turn around the last corner under the B.P.R. Bridge is a widow maker in a single hull, single screw, tanker built in 1920.
Probably a highlight of my career [is] the 1,200 trips up the Hutchinson River
in my time on this vessel.
There was a time when she made two trips per day up this river,
one on each tide. Master mariner Tony McDonald is at the helm on this trip.
I came in for crew change.”
Thanks much, Jim.
Here are my fotos of Coral Queen, which began rebirth through the scrapyard portal a few years back now.