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Sixth Boro Solstice Surveyors

Let’s start with one at Brooklyn GMD, thanks to Mike Abegg, whose previous photos can be seen here.  I’d seen NOAAS Hassler before, but I’d never realized she was a catamaran.  Might she be NOAA’s only large multi-hull?  And the horizontal inboard-pointing fins, I’d not expected those, although they may be standard stabilizers on a […]

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   The orange vessel doing surveys in 2007 has been replaced by the one below, which I’d not seen until very recently.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 […]

RVs 3

I value classification, so here are the previous posts with this title.  And here’s a cadillac of research vessels that’ve called in the sixth boro.  Some others elsewhere have included a NOAA boat, Weatherbird II, and a larger NOAA boat.  I was there for the christening of Kaho.  Michigan has the venerable Neeskay,  Huron has […]

Fruits of Preservation 2

Here was the first in this series.  Guess the date these photos were taken? Consider all that coal smoke. As it turns out Dockyard III doesn’t always blow so much smoke. Click on this link if you wish, but what I find remarkable there is that Dockyard III and its sisters were built in WW2 for […]

RVs 2

Previous research vessel posts have mentioned or focused on–in no particular order– Kaho in 2014,  Laurentian this year, Clean Waters after Sandy, Kenneth Biglane in 2009,  and Bold back in 2010.   There may be more. Here’s USEPA Lake Guardian entering Milwaukee in late August. I was quite fortunate to get these two photos . . . […]

RV Neil Armstrong

Click here for some of the previous posts featuring research vessels. Here was Armstrong yesterday around this hour, but as of this writing, she’s almost back to Woods Hole, cruising along the southern side of the Elizabeth Islands, an archipelago I’ve never visited. For more info on Armstrong and her mission, click here.   All […]

Gunkholes, Harbors, Ports and Wharves 26

Sorry if I confused a few of you with the acronym GHP&W.  You see how it expands above.  I suppose this is a sixth boro gunkhole of an upscale sort, and I’ll let you guess where at first.  And given the date today, my misleading clue is “turkey sailboat.” I’ll use relative cardinal directions:  looking […]

Gunkholes, Harbors, Ports and Wharves 1

The title is such a mouthful that I’ll soon reduce it to GHP&W. Although this blog began with photos and observations of mostly working vessels in the great harbor associated with New York City, the watery part of which I call the sixth boro, the blog followed a course suggested by these vessels to other […]

RVs 1

RVs, as in research vessels, have appeared here before, but since a blog evolves, I’ve not started out with this as a series.  Previous RVs featured here have included Sea Surveyor,  Kaho, Marcus G. Langseth, and Bold once and twice.   I’ve seen Time and Tide several times in the past month, although I’m not […]

Sea Surveyor

I’m not sure what the rest of the story here is, but for me the story is a vessel–Sea Surveyor–I’ve never seen before and parked at a location where it can get help . . . like this. Sea Surveyor is a vessel of the Gardine Marine Sciences group. Photos by Will Van Dorp, the […]