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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 […]

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, […]

Back in the Sixth Boro 4b

Heraclitus has to be the classical philosopher most referred to on this blog.  I thought of this person again as I returned into the city after my longest ever so far time away;  this is a familiar place of six boros, and yet it does not seem familiar.  It is new, renewed by multiple sunrises […]

Montreal Bound 2019 A

This begins a new series, and I’ll post only when I can get on WIFI.  “Montreal bound” will soon devolve to MB.  Logistics causes me to post with a few days lag, so I’m posting from Buffalo. To start, this is the closest I’ve been to Roger Blough so far.  One of these years, I’ll […]

CB 2019 O

CB, you might recall, is “Chicago bound,” and we have now arrived, lingered, and turned back.  In a few days, another series will start, keyed to that journey. Below . . .I guess we could have a contest to “name that boat or situation below.” Then there’s Jim Ratcliffe‘s Hamilton I . . . 17 crew […]

Chicago Bound 2019 A

Last year I called it the same but without a date.  See here . .    here . . .  and here for all the rest. We’ll start and end with Dylan Cooper.  Is anyone shocked by this tow tube behind the small boat? Mary Alice returns with a dredge spoils scow. Bear? Durham and […]

1964 Sixth Boro c

This next batch were all taken from the deck of tug Dalzellaird. Steve writes:  “Captain Bob Munoz helped us aboard the tug Dalzellaird at 0800 hours. His tug was normally the Dalzellera, but it was out of service for many months because of damage to the variable pitch propeller and awaiting replacement parts from Holland. […]

1964 Sixth Boro b

In continuing reportage from Steve Munoz:  “On Sunday, July 12th, 1964, my family sailed out of Paerdegat Basin in Jamaica Bay on the Evelyn Mae (below) and arrived at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, still under construction and not to be opened until late November [1964]. Throughout that afternoon we drifted and steadily rolled in a southeast […]

Narrows Encounter 2

It’s been nearly a decade since I last used this title and alluded to that big encounter . . . leading to the settlement of the Hudson River. Looking at the photos I took yesterday morning, it did seem like an encounter as well, one of the type unique to summer.  QM2 had just come […]

Meeting the Fleet 2019b

Wednesday was such a spectacular day for parading into NYC’s Upper Bay that even the cormorant took notice. USS New York had this Osprey on its deck, surrounded by a crew of sailors and marines. Previous appearances of USS New York, in the harbor and on this blog, can be found here.   Also in […]