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Just in case you’ve forgotten how Ambrose looked last week, here’s then . . . and

here’s today.  These fotos come from John Watson, who has been photographing the sixth boro for almost 40 years!  Here are his fotos of Ambrose from late December.

According to John, this bottom is not only more attractive but also less porous.   By the way, for whom is the Ambrose Channel named?  Also follows.

To my untrained eyes, the prop seems predictably small, given that lightships generally stayed in a single location most of their lives.

If you’re unfamiliar with floating drydocks . . . they are sunk to allow the vessel to enter and position itself inside; then, the dock is deballasted and raised, lifting that vessel high and dry.  Check the wiki explanation.   Click here to see a submarine launched via a floating drydock.   Here’s a video I made about two years back of Pegasus being refloated at the very same facility, Caddell Dry Dock and Repair.

Ambrose may float again later this week.

And the answer to the Ambrose Channel question is  . . . John Wolfe Ambrose.

Many thanks to John Watson for these fotos.

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