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East River Float-by by JM

JM, that’s John McCluskey, sent along these photos yesterday.  I’d planned on doing that same trip yesterday, but time got away from me and today it’s rainy and darker! This shot greatly resembles one of the first set of photos I ever posted on a blog, my very first post. You can see it here. […]

Government Boat Surpise

The smaller surprise was to see USCGC Beluga (WPB- 87325) traveling with speed from Sandy Hook into the Upper Bay.  I don’t believe I’ve seen Beluga before, although she looks identical to the 70+ Protector class 87′ boats named for marine predators.  I didn’t realize that many marine predators existed, although once you start counting […]

Survey Vessel 2

This exact title–sans the number–goes way back to 2007 here.   The orange vessel doing surveys in 2007 has been replaced by the one below, which I’d not seen until very recently. The USACE has several survey boats in the boro, as does Rogers. Alpine Ocean has been surveying the harbor and the bight for […]

Doing Social 1

Meet Amavisti.  I took the foto over in the Buttermilk yesterday.  Here’s why I call this post “doing social.”  It was reported that Iona McAllister towed Amavisti into the sixth boro last Saturday after the ship had experienced loss of power some hundred miles out.  Did anyone get a foto of Amavisti  under tow and be willing […]