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343 At Work

Here was the post I put up the day 343 arrived in the sixth boro, brand spanking new.  And below was a photo I took a few cold days ago when it seemed to be on routine patrol. Tony Acabono snapped the next two photos just before 0011 Saturday, and Ashley Hutto got this one […]

343 Close Up

She came into the boro less than a year ago, and only yesterday did I catch her close up.  Enjoy. View of the afterside of the house. Backing from the dock and rotating 180 degrees . . .   note the Empire State Building off to the northeast. Portside three-quarters view of the house. Starboard […]

…the 343

in other words, the newest, pumpingest FDNY boat, which–if it serves as many years as Firefighter has–will be in service beyond 2080.  343 is the vessel facing in the lower left, the one not spraying yet.  The year 2080, now that’s a world I cannot imagine, but as to today’s welcome . . . enjoy […]

Other Peoples Photos 85

The first three come thanks to Steve Munoz . . .  HMS Bounty heading up the North River in May 1998. Taken November 2001, it’s Adventure of the Seas heading upriver with an diverse escort.  Given the date, this would have been her maiden voyage into the sixth boro of NYC.  John D. McKean and […]

Bronze 8

Way back in 2007 I started this series, and I now think I should never have called it “bronze” since it’s more like a golden brown, but no matter, this post is all the same fleet.  Name the fleet and the tug? Talking fleet renewal . . ., Reinauer has a young fleet.  Janice Ann […]

Random Tugs 332

Mornings on the KVK can be busy. Above, Sea Fox (1971) follows Barney Turecamo (1995), and below, Kimberly Poling (1994) is followed by Mary H (1981) Kimberly Turecamo (1980) and Marjorie A. McAllister (1974) head east to escort different incoming ships. Chesapeake Coast (2012) assists Gulf Coast (1982) moving the cement barge out into the […]

Marie J Turecamo 2

This photo is out out order in this sequence, just to show scale. Before a tanker leaves, the boom gets removed by these small boats, which also help handle the lines. Miriam came in to deliver the pilot(s).  She then gets a line toward the stern to pull the tanker off the dock. Marie J. […]

Newest Hull (s) in the Sixth Boro 8

Janice Ann Reinauer came on line at some point in the past few months, but this is my first viewing light. She’s bigger and more powerful than the previous boat by that name:  113′ x 35′ v. 82′ x 24′ and 4720 hp v. 2200. She might be a carbon copy of the 2013 Dean […]

Really Random Tugs 47

Location 1?  Do you know this tug? Location 2.  Tug Rachel is with this unusual looking cargo ship, Lihue. Viking pushes southbound past Castle Rock and Comet northbound along the Hudson River. Near the west end of the East River, it’s C. Angelo and near the east end, it’s Navigator with GT Bulkmaster heading west […]

Something Different 58

This photo was taken from the parking lot on the Belt Parkway, a half mile east of the VZ Bridge looking toward the Coney Island Light.  See the ship?   It’s the speck on the horizon almost dead center of the photo.  How far away would you guess it to be? A few seconds later, […]