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Fog is fog is fog . . . I know.  And fog is just one type of weather condition.  But fog can be terrifying.  Some vessels passed within 500 feet of me yesterday, and I saw nothing, although I knew they were there because of their required CFR “prolonged blast at intervals of not more than 2 minutes” and my AIS, but I repeat . . . I saw absolutely nothing, except maybe a sense of being blind.

Can you identify the vessel below?

Here’s the same one a few seconds later . . . .  Answers follow.

And this?

How about this one?

Many years ago, a day when I had no camera, I was just outside the VZ Narrows, and saw half a container ship, as here this is a partial bridge.  Know the bridge?

Here’s a few second later again.

So the answers are here:  Turecamo Girls, Eric McAllister, and Frances.  And then that’s  James E. Brown and Charles D. McAllister westbound approaching the Bayonne Bridge.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who noticed that the 1923 Buffalo auction seems to have been extended (unless I mis-read to begin with).  Bids will now be accepted until Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 5:55 pm.  See the notice here.


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