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East River Traffic 4

Here’s a new name on this blog:  Posillico, operator of Breakwater Marine and tugboat Deborah Quinn, the 1962 one.  Does anyone know the intended outcome of this work on the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge? As it turns out, there’s another tugboat that once carried the Deborah Quinn name. This Quinn is a large […]

East River Traffic 3

Here are previous iterations of this title.  Sometimes it’s energizing to return to places you’ve not visited in a while. We followed North River for a bit and then turned into the Brooklyn Navy yard, a quite busy place.  Sugar Express was there along with Carolina Coast.  The barge shuttles less-refined sugar from Florida to […]

East River Traffic 2

Here was the first in this series.  Let’s go to a different location on the East River, and I know I’m late coming to this story, but it’s an exciting one.  Hunts Point is now receiving regular cement shipments, by ship via the East River.  Shipments originate at Port Daniel Gascons, QC. Here under the […]

East River Traffic

I’ve done other East River series, but it’s time to start a new one.  The next 12 photos were taken yesterday over a total elapsed 11 minutes!  I happened to be near South Street Seaport in hopes of catching santacon craziness there, as I did many years ago here. Let’s start with Alice discharging aggregates, […]

Road Fotos 2021 C

My goal was familiarization, not veni vidi vici, or exploration of the 2300+ miles of river crossing parts of seven states, beginning in SW Montana. Barge traffic is possible there now because of the work of the USACE.  More on that in a later post. Here was my top-priority destination:  the current northernmost aka upriver […]

East River Catch Up 1

Tugster is on an extended trip, so the robots have scheduled these posts.  Later in May, I will get back to Barge Canal-era photos from the Canal Society.  I’ve taken a break from that series to “catch up.”  Next I’ll alternate in posts using photos thanks to Pete Ludlow, whose aerie high above the East […]

Where “Exotics” Ain’t Exotic 2

Here’s another mostly photographic account of quite commonplace traffic off Louisiana, aka in the oil patch.   Fourchon Runner is running some supplies, equipment, and likely personnel out to one of a forest of platforms involved in oil and gas extraction.  Here are stats on Fourchon Runner.  This unit on the stern looks to my […]

Random Ships 99

It’s been months since I used this title, so let me play some catch-up. with a RORO and an ULCV.   The RORO RCC Africa is the oldest vessel in this post, launched 2004. Its dimensions are 656′ x 105′ and at this moment it’s heading from the east to the west side of South American […]

Truckster! 19

Not far from the East River yesterday and at an intersection checking for oncoming traffic,  I spotted this half a bock away from my intended path:  round fenders, distressed paint, and chrome stacks too? I found the nearest parking spot and walked back, with spring to my step.  What is it?  The chrome spikes where […]

Random Tugs 343

Marjorie B. McAllister is one of those tugs that confused me when I first started paying attention.  Below the house is down, and and here the hydraulics have raised it up to look over Bulkmaster. Ava M. McAllister‘s elegant lines are shown off as she assists a tanker to the Arthur Kill. Cohoes on the […]