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A Time To Remember 4

Click here for previous Memorial Day posts. Click on the map below to interact with the purple locations, “foreign burial places of American war dead”.  Meanwhile, here‘s another perspective from my friend Louis N. Carreras’ post A Sailor’s Prayer.   

A Time to Remember 3

Originally posted on tugster: a waterblog:
Fleet Week is part of the official marking of Memorial Day in the six boros of NYC each year.  Maybe someone can tell me how long ago this tradition began. DDG-55 Stout receives greeting from Fort Hamilton This is the day set aside to honor those who died in…

A Time to Remember 2

Here was the first in this series. Recognize this ferry for decades since 1988 has been laid up, recently just west of the Bayonne Bridge . . . not the best photo but it’s Pvt. Nicholas Minue?  I can’t remember if it was still there last time I passed . . . Know the story? […]

Bafflin’ BigLift Baffin

You might be wondering what that is . . . so let me bring it closer in increments.  Of course, you may remember similar sights waiting in Gravesend previously, like here.  What’s different this time is the company carrying the new cranes.  Big Lift . . . you might remember them from the yellow-hulled “Happy […]

East River Catch Up 2

Thanks for these shots to Pete Ludlow.  You could call some of this post “Yachts a Million 5 Redux.” Gene Chaser appeared on this blog back last fall, but from different angles.  As of this late April writing, she’s in Miami. Some great photos of her and the yacht she supports can be seen here. […]

Helen’s Last Waltz Redux

If it seems I’m doing a lot of redux, etc. these days, my explanation is that 2012 was a great time for my being out there taking photos.  It was entirely by chance that I walked past this scene on July 17, 2012 before 0900.  I can’t even remember why I was there.  Now it […]

Old Hulls, Old and New Names

Not quite half a year ago, I used a variation on this title, but photos I took yesterday necessitate a modification as you see above.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this nameplate on the most famous–and only–wooden hulled tugboat in the sixth boro. I’d noticed before on AIS that there was USCG vessel in […]

Second Lives 31

The boat had a familiarity to it, but I couldn’t figure it out.  Since I couldn’t figure it out, I’m letting you see if you can. What made it unrecognizeable for me were two things:  the passage of time . . . about 10 years, and some changes of color here and there.  Figure it […]

Names 47

Is the Commander around here too?  How about the Mistress, although that name might cause some complications or misgivings.    Other names I’ve recently noticed on AIS approaching the sixth boro include Artemis Angler (great name for a research vessel, although I associate Artemis more with hunting than fishing) and King Baton Rouge.  King Red Stick […]

From the Line Locker 33

Remember Solar Sal from yesterday’s post?  A sharp-eyed reader recalled having seen in in a boatyard this past June.  Question:  Where is that boatyard?  Answer follows. Geoquip Saentis is a “regular exotic” in the sixth boro, although at a certain time that becomes an oxymoron.   But what is that irregular shape along her starboard side? […]