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Thanks to Tony Acabono 31

To follow up on my “inconsistent post-entitling” comment from yesterday, this could be Tony A 31, at least, given all his previous contributions here under a variety of noms de keyboard. For starters, here’s another closeup of Highland Eagle. Last summer the boat was contracted to survey an area near the Straits of Mackinac for […]

Sea Power

I had something else for today, but  . . . Sea Power . . .changes everything.  No, this is NOT a post about assets of global military hegemony.  Instead, Sea Power is the name of a huge tug that pushed Sea-Chem 1 into the sixth boro yesterday, and Tony Acabono sent along these photos of […]

Harry McNeal, a TriFrame, and More

Tony Acabono wrote me that he was confused, although maybe he was not. As this approached and passed by, I was briefly confounded. The shape reminded me immediately of a tidal power installation in the East River, which I’d written about here 12 years ago. The three nodes of the structure on the barge are […]

Other Peoples Photos 81

From Capt Nemo, a few years ago, the 2000 Mary Gellatly high and dry and before she was Mackenzie Rose.  Also, I see Tasman Sea, Dace, an unidentified Bouchard, and Yemitzis. From KP, Dace getting her upper wheelhouse . . . over 10 years ago. From a Great Lakes Mariner, the oldest working ship on […]

Other Peoples Photos 80

Hats off to all mariners today on National Maritime Day.  For key statistics from US DOT on role of mariners on US economy, click here. If you want to see all the previous iterations of other peoples photos, click here . . . over a thousand photos, I’m sure. And I’m sure not going to […]

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 […]

Other Peoples Photos 77

With momentum gaining for more offshore wind farms, a raft of seldom-seen type vessels make port calls in the sixth boro.  This photo from Tony Acabono is an excellent example:  Geosea is not new, but she’s surely exotic. Another from Tony, Berto L. Miller is new in town, joining two other Miller OSVs sometimes here, […]

Vessel Parts Cargoes

This post follows up on Whatzit 36 . . . here. Yup, it’s more parts for “the vessel.” The two photos above come from Tony Acabono.  The rest come from Will Van Dorp. Here Emily Ann moves some parts on Witte 1402 westbound, which confused me until I understood the routes.   So the parts […]

Scrapper 4

Thanks to Tony A, whose previous contributions can be found here, here’s an insider’s view of a scrap ferrous metal run, starting with a view across the deep “hold” of the scow as it exits the Buttermilk heading for whichever of the sixth boro’s creeks has the product. Once loaded, the scow is brought ship […]

Morning KVK 4

0633 . . . the other morning, a quarter hour after sunrise. 30 seconds later, at a different angle. It’s really about light.         0832  The good light is gone.  Time to move on to something else.   But wait . .  are those the towers of the new Goethals Bridge along […]