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“Moran” means one thing in many Eastern and Southern US ports.  It refers to something/someone else out here.  There was Michael in the mid-19th century, and around the same time, there

were–likely unrelated to Michael– Thomas and Edward.  Thomas painted the western wonders, although he had New York roots.  His brother Edward painted the sixth boro.

“Steamboat” has another meaning here too.  In this unearthly landscape, the

sounds and smells

outstrip the sounds, smells, and power at a gathering like the  “pageant of steam.”  Below is “steamboat geyser,” currently in neutral.

Meanwhile . . . the road beckons . . . but with

occasional stops.   I’ve no idea who this bird is or what he was telling me.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

Click on image below to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

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My Babylonian Captivity

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

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.


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