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Winds of March

It’s March in the boro, so Sunday the temperatures surged up to 70, and this morning’s rain turned into snow at 36 degrees;  yesterday was windy, with dramatic clouds scudding across the sky on chilling gusts.  So when Jonathan C. Moran headed back into the KVK after assisting a ship out the door, this was […]

Rose In Again

Not quite half a year ago, I caught Rose from the sunny side.   This undifferentiated mass in the Ambrose Channel yesterday was quite impressive as well. As a reference, the towers of the VZ Bridge towers in 693′.  The length of the tugboat in the foreground is just under 90′. I’ve not pointed out […]

Random Tugs 283

How’s this as an unusual perspective, East Coast coming through the Narrows and under the VZ Bridge, barely visible at top of photo,  with a sugar barge, not sure which one. I believe that’s a Sandy Hook antenna and West Bank Romer Shoal Light off starboard. Kimberly Poling heads into the Kills past Robbins Reef […]

Random Tugs 251

Here’s a different perspective on the sixth boro, different from my more usual ones.  And in this morning light, Sarah Ann looks like a beauty as she heads somewhere past Robbins Reef Light and well . . . along that island. Let’s continue trying to get some different POVs.  Patricia has some fine lines here […]

Retro Sixth Boro 22

Happy 2020, so let’s go a decade back, and see a selection of photos from January 2010. Ross Sea escorts Rebel eastbound past Atlantic Leo in the KVK. Lucy Reinauer, bathed in morning light, approaches Howland Hook in the AK. Miss Gill and Lucky D head for the smaller Bayonne Bridge and Goethals Bridge, off […]

Ever Lambent Again

It seemed just a few weeks ago I’d seen her, but it was just over 60 days, the time it takes to get from the sixth boro to China and back.  But there she was passing Robbins Reef Light. Starboard and port, she was controlled, starboard, port, and     more.   Evergreen was founded […]

Between Bayonne’s Tanks

Click on the image below for an interactive map of this portion of the sixth boro.  Right now at about the 9 o’clock position you see two small white specks.  They are the huge spherical tanks seen off Barbara McAllister‘s stern. Consider the size of the wraparound stairs and you’ll understand why locally they’re called “gorilla’s […]

Atlantic Star Sixth Boro Arrival 2

Let’s pick up from yesterday and follow Atlantic Star from the Narrows to the part of the KVK called the “salt pile.”  To the right off the stern of Atlantic Star, that’s lower Manhattan. Ellen McAllister swoops in to deliver the docking pilot.  The signature “G” on the stack points to Grimaldi Group, of which ACL is […]

Random Tugs 137

McAllister Sisters is back there somewhere, on the windy side, not the sunny side where crew keep watch on Atlantic Trader.  If you’ve forgotten what Sisters looks like, click here on a post from over a year ago. Much more conspicuous is Bruce A. James Turecamo assists in Vega. And finishing this post out, it’s Pelham. […]

From the Line Locker 19

Here’s an index of the previous “locker” posts. Let’s start with a photo from a secret salt seeking an identification.  All I know is that this photo of an “old army tug” was taken in 1982 and that the building in the background is the Brooklyn Army Terminal, a frequent background in sixth boro photos […]