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Sometimes dragons seem to gather in the sixth boro.  Last weekend seemed to have an esoteric South American theme, which I took the liberty of intensifying by adding to this post some vessels from before last weekend.

Bulk Colombia is still in port over at Atlantic salt discharging white stuff . . . salt of course from northern deserts of Chile to keep local roads savory. 

Lila Amazon departed the Upper Bay this morning, but is possibly only gone as far as the anchorage off Long Beach NY. 

The huge CMA CGM Brazil has become a regular, at least as regular as can be on her globe trotting ( navigating) voyages.  She’s currently between Sri Lanka and Malayasia. 

Ditto CMA CGM Argentina, currently over along the western coast of Mexico. 

Polar Colombia . . . I’d say that name qualifies as an oxymoron, whereas

Polar Chile makes a bit more sense, since southern Chile.  That reminds me of Richard Hudson’s  Issuma circumnavigation of the Americas and more;  he left the sixth boro, made his way south by going north:  up the Hudson and across the Erie Canal, into the Saint Lawrence, west of Greenland, across to Northwest Passage and the Bering Strait to the Pacific, around Chile’s Cape Horn, over to Cape Town . . . . and ultimately back to the sixth boro.  Now he’s on another lap, with the boat in Newfoundland.   Lots more of Richard on his YouTube channel

All photos, any errors, WVD, who might be thinking about South America right now because the area is about to cross into summer.

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