What I noticed first about Johanna G is

the cranes.

Never have I seen cranes that stripped of recent paint.  Maybe rust-busting is happening as we speak, but

 

new coating of paint –IMHO– should be applied soon.  See a photo of her possibly new and with blue/gray cranes here.

As of this posting,

she’s already headed into the Atlantic . . . Gibraltar bound I believe.

The zoom lens foreshortens the distances here;  there was adequate time between Johanna G clearing the bridge and the lowering of the span.  There’s no room for a repeat of the Windoc incident. 

This photo clearly shows what “seawaymax” means.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who noticed that the other photographer working in proximity to me was stopped shooting for a while to wave the Portuguese flag, not the Madeiran.

This is a reminder also of the NYS Canal Conference happening on Staten Island next week.  I will show Graves of Arthur Kill and speak on a panel about the hidden places of the sixth boro.