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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension Mon Lei

Recall that “fifth dimension” is my code for the time travel series;  call it history if you wish. In 1968–50 fast years ago!!–  Mon Lei, which transited the harbor last weekend, was more of a presence.  All photos here come from Steve Munoz, who writes:  “I saw your post and remembered seeing a Chinese junk at the […]

Other People’s Photos 51

Here’s a link to the series. Click anywhere on the photo below to see its provenance.  My question is .  . where and when was this photo taken? Here’s a closer up of the top portion of the photo.  And if you haven’t clicked on the photo above, I’ll tell you the source is a fine […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension HT2

Here was part 1.  Thanks much for the comments.  My conclusion is that most but not all were taken at the 1986 centennial celebration of our lady of the harbor.    I am still seeking a photo of the canal tug Grand Erie, ex-USACE Chartiers, launched in 1951, at the event. Barque Simón Bolívar,  it would […]

Other Peoples Fotos 27

Darell T. Gilbert took this foto . . .  a hot air balloon over the water in Red Hook around the 5th of January.  WTF?!@#@!!  Anyone know the story? Thanks to Sam Zapadinsky . . . can you identify this creature walking on the icy upper Hudson?  Coyote?  Here’s a post from a few years […]

Random Sixth Boro 2

I’m always looking for “first-timers” like Sam. Is this the one . . . Sterling Equipment, built 1972?  And it appears to have a Randive unit on the foredeck. Viking, North River bound completes Ellis Island. Reliance heads for the KVK. Tampa, nearly 30 years old, has seen some intrigue in its day. Aha!  the […]

Eagle 3

We’ll get to Eagle, but first . . . I encountered this sight as I lined up today’s shots.  What IS that and where? Anyhow, I heard Eagle‘s initial “under way” around 11:30. John Watson monitored from his POV . .  . I envied her leaving Manhattan’s oven temperatures and hazy light*.  I believe this […]

Tugster Retrospective 2012

My library for the time period  January 1, 2012 until today contains 11,244 fotos.  Starting from tomorrow, any 2012 fotos will be taken along the road.  So I decided to choose ONE foto per month, quite subjectively and without regard for this foto having previously been featured here.  I don’t claim these are the best […]