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MV Alice Austen‘s namesake was a pioneer photographer from Staten Island. The other ferry of the Austen class was named for another famous Staten Island artist here.

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Rich Taylor, who has sent along other photos including this one, which I suspect MAY have been converted into a dredge scow, took this from near Yank Marine recently.  It’s the future NYWaterWay’s Molly Pitcher.  See more here.

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Ashley Hutto took this photo recently of the grand dame taking on fuel and lube.

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In Montreal, with Habitat as backdrop, it’s Cavalier Maxim doing a Montreal-from-the-water tour.

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From Jan Oosterboer via Fred Trooster, here are the Stena Britannica and

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Stena Hollandica, which shuttle between Hoek van Holland and Harwich.

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Also, from our Dutch friends, here’s a photo of semisubmersible floating platform vessel Hermod, which has accommodations for 336 people.  So . . .

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these orange pods could be called “people removers,” essential and in need of regular drills.

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Here’s a people mover–LARC XV-75– that for a time belonged to the Harbormaster of Bridgeport.

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And finally for today, if a “people mover” is defined as a vessel that moves terrestrials through the water, then I guess this is a “mermaid mover,” moving less land-mobile water folk over the pavement.

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Thanks to Rich, Ashley, Jan, and Fred for sending along these photos.  If you send me a photo and I don’t use it right away, please be patient.  Photos not otherwise attributed are by Will Van Dorp.

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