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Here were previous iterations of this title, as well as here, an AK Sunrise.  If this effort were for a work published when complete, inconsistencies like dawn v. sunrise would be aligned, but this has always been a work in progress, a wandering that could end at any time.

So yesterday morning I was at my office before the 0550 sunrise, and I saw nothing until this.  In fact, at 0554, I was wondering where the sunrise was, since there was not the sky show that often heralds the dawn.  Anyhow, you might prefer a sun rise over a calm body of water or a forested valley or a garden, pasture, ravine, building . . . but I offer you our local star, source of terrestrial energy, over a tank farm, and below that Brooklyn crane . .  as of 0555.

If you imagine an equilateral triangle, the sun as one point, myself another, then Cape Lookout was the third, and that shows how dim that sunrise was.   When the sun rises through a clear atmosphere, you’re expect more golden color on this tugboat.

Pivoting back, the striations are not on the solar surface.  Rather . . . they indicate a film in our atmosphere. 

The 2018 5000 hp Cape Lookout glides in toward the fuel dock.  Lois Ann L. Moran is tending her barge as some petroleum product gets transferred.   An easy question for some of you;  for her Caterpillar engines, Cape Lookout at full tanks carries 86,114 gallons of fuel, and 9550 gallons of urea.  You can do the math for the fuel if you assume different prices per gallon.  I don’t know how much fuel goes per gallon.  Question:  What’s the almost 10,000 gallons of urea for?

At 0558, clouds passed the sun, almost giving the impression of sunspots.  By the way, I didn’t look directly at the sun; rather, I shot in that direction and saw what I got later, after the photos were “developed” . . . well downloaded.

Nearby at that dock, Haggerty Girls lies alongside her barge, RTC 107.

By now, the sun has risen NOT straight up from its appearance point, but at an angle, and is now partially obscured by the LaFarge–now Holcim–cement silos.

 

I’m at a fixed point, although I’ve varied the camera angles and settings.

 

For her power, the 2013 4000 hp Haggerty Girls has two MTU/DDC engines, and her fuel tanks add up to 114,202 gallon, and no urea.  What does that tell you?

The 2009 5100 hp Lois Ann L. Moran has EMD engines, and carries 105,000 gallons of fuel and no urea. Time now is 0622, and Lois Ann L. lies beside her barge, Philadelphia.

By the way, all my numbers come from this site:  tugboatinformation.com    ….

All photos, yesterday, WVD.

And the urea?  It’s ONE of the ways diesel engines are designed to meet clean air standards.  I’m just learning about this, and smart people have been working on this for a long time.

 

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