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1934 USCG Motor Lifeboat

Many thanks to Glen for this photo of his restored 1934 below.  His words:  “Naomi and I on our 1934 retired, fully restored USCG motor lifeboat up on the Snake River (a tributary of the Columbia) last spring. We did 14 dam lock thrus in 14 days! Have a great Holiday Season from Glen and Naomi out here […]

Government Boats 28 Followup

Back in December 2013 I did this post . . .  Recently I had a short time back in one of my old digs . . . Haverhill MA and stopped briefly to walk along the Merrimack River. When I lived there 20 years ago, access to the water existed, but not like this arrangement. […]

Small Craft 25

I’m always out looking for new sightings, and this is one . . . James C. Miller, based in Port Jefferson. By the amount of freeboard in the stern, I’m guessing she could take on a fair amount of cargo. Emily Miller is a sweet launch. To me, this work boat was complete unidentifiable.  It […]

Retro Piscataqua Mouth

Yes . . . I’ve been off wifi and away from the sixth boro, sometimes admiring images like the one below.  I’m back now and have more photos from July 2010 to revisit the Piscataqua, and a watershed where I canoed, kayaked, and just generally roamed from 1986 until 2000, along with some hiatuses out […]

Small Craft 24 a

I’m at a quo vadis point myself.  I appreciate the feedback you’ve given on the virtual tour. I could do more, e.g., guide to the Welland Canal, the Saint Lawrence Seaway, and four of the five Great Lakes.  As to the Erie Canal, which was/were your favorite leg?  What info specifically did you find most […]

Virtual Erie Canal 3W: Rochester Stretch

Many activities across the state are being cancelled, but our virtual tour boat has been authorized by the USCG and the United Federation of Planets to carry an infinite number of passengers, so long as we have an infinite number of virtual PFDs and our transporter room has virtual  certification.  And your captains . . […]

Welcome Comfort 1

At 0900 and a few minutes, USNS Comfort arrived at the Narrows.  Ava M was one of six McAllister units meeting her there to assist. USACE, NYPD, and other agencies saw her in as well. ,  She passed the USCG station and   and the old hospital complex. Another USNS vessel in the port was […]

Random Ships 76

Lest someone think all container ships built these days or calling in the sixth boro are ULCVs, consider YM Evolution.  She was launched less than 10 years ago and has a teu capacity less than 5000.  The company is based in Taiwan. I’ve seen Ebony Ray before, but this is the first time I post […]

Big Ones 4

A top hat tip to my eagle eyed collaborators in and around the sixth boro . . . Here are previous “big one” posts. See those marking on the base portion of that vertical structure behind the RV? this is a mighty high-reaching crane base painted like a giraffe’s neck.   It’s actually a perfect […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 6

. . . or at least among the newest. Above,  the new Governors Island ferry–I am a bit late with this but had not seen it until a few days ago–and the previous one–Coursen–meet.  For a vintage photo of Coursen with a USCG bowstripe, click here. I believe it carries vehicles as well as passengers, […]