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Atlantic Enterprise

Finally . . . Atlantic Enterprise and I get close-up, and it’s appropriate that it should happen over by Bergen Point, where I had an encounter with Atlantic Salvor so many years ago. When I heard VTS mention her on the VHF, I was hoping she was light or towing on the wire.  No matter, […]

Two Atlantics and More

Behold the Atlantics  . . . being A Salvor with the dump scow Witte 4003  and A Enterprise . . . with the Chesapeake 1000. It’s delightful to see them now as twins, which they are, but hadn’t appeared to be.  Before we move to the next pictures, though, what are the “poles” beyond the […]

Enterprise

Enterprise seems a great title for a post on National Maritime Day, but here’s a question answered at the end of this post:  Why–other than the 1933 proclamation by Congress–is May 22 chosen for this day?  Answer at the end of this post. Jake van Reenen took these photos yesterday in Clayton, NY.  The title […]

Atlantic Sea

You can call this “three of five,” and enjoy the photos of her predecessors–Star and Sail— here, leaving Sun and Sky yet to come;  the builder is Chinese .  .  .  the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, an enterprise going back to the 1920s.   As Atlantic Sea made the turn into the KVK, i imagined her as an […]

Retro Sixth Boro 38 B

In case you’re new to this blog,”retro” means I’m looking back to my photo archives exactly 10 years to June 2011.  The “38” here means this is the thirty-eighth month I’ve done this.  It’s a fresh look at June 2011 photos, in some cases informed by whatever the past 10 years has wrought. Bridge Builder […]

Small Craft 20 Followup

A year and a half ago, I saw a small craft that I’d first misidentified.   No, of course it was not Atlantic Enterprise or  Witte 4004, shown here returning from the dump on a rainy morning. But right outside the Staten Island side of the VZ Bridge, this small craft, the RIB, showed up, […]

Non-Random Tugs 8

Here are previous iterations, just to change things up.  Non-random here means I took these over a few weeks, which should be obvious as you look through the photos. Atlantic Enterprise . .  . she’s big at 136′ x 40′.  Over the past few years, she has appeared here.  Before that, she was in the […]

Unusual Tow 2

I’ve seen unusual tows before 2019, but it was only then that I started counting.  I’ll add links to previous unusual tows at the end of this post.  So where’s the tow? It’s (l to r) Mary Alice, Laura Maersk, and Emily Ann, all behind Atlantic Enterprise. The story is simple if unfortunate . . […]

Random Tugs 278

I’m not disparaging, but my first thought was “just another” Vane tug heading across the bow, until we passed and I noticed it was Charleston, which I believe is Vane’s newest tug in the sixth boro. The new “ubiquitous” vessels on the sixth boro waterways move containerized trash.  Pathfinder is one of the tugboats assigned […]

Random Tugs 263

This post, beginning with Miriam Moran juxtaposed with downtown Newark NJ, is intended to demonstrate just how diverse the sixth boro is, in terms of vessels and shorelines. Has Miriam been in the sixth boro all of its 40-year career? Ernest Campbell is 10 years older than Miriam, and did the better part of a […]