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Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 9

Kudos to Allen Baker for catching this boat coming through, and as of Friday morning she’s still in the boro even though she’s headed for Norfolk, I believe. Have a look at her and see if you can tell any differences between this new boat and a long evolutionary string of Moran boats depicted here […]

Retro Sixth Boro 23

Coastline Girls and many other names including Gage Paul Thornton and  ST-497, the 1944-build now sleeps deep in Davy Jones locker,  and was not an intentional reefing. It’s been a while since I last saw Mcallister Sisters, shown here passing the Esopus Meadows light.  If I’m not mistaken, she’s currently based in Baltimore. Ten years […]

Other Peoples Photos 66

Let’s start with a Jupiter (1990) in Galveston, thanks to Allen Baker.  The photo was taken about a year ago, after Hurricane Harvey. Next, thanks to Lisa Kolibabek, another Jupiter, a much older one, which recently went into dry dock in Philadelphia.   Know the date of launch? Compare her frontal view with that of […]

Capt. Brian A. McAllister

Thanks to Allen Baker, here are two “golden hour” photos of likely the newest ship-assist tug in the sixth boro, Capt. Brian A. McAllister.   Here’s my limited first view of the new McAllister, taken back in mid-August, right after she arrived. She’s mostly hidden by Eric, although this allows a profile comparison of the […]

Patapsco Watershed 3

It’s been a long time since I first used this title and here was 2 in the series.  I’ve been to Baltimore since but not to Fells Point, although I plan to remedy that before summer. And there is a change:  See the old City Pier building . .  it has very recently reopened as […]

Other People’s Fotos 56

Here was 55. Glenn Raymo took this photo in Germantown yesterday, the all-new Sarah D; previously I used these photos by Glenn.  Check out an example of one of many of his zazzle products here. Sarah D until very recently was Helen D. Coppedge.  Almost all these photos were taken by other people, but I add the […]

Government Boats 40

. ..  make that boats and ships.  Thanks to Allen Baker for sending along this set of T-AKR 294 Antares moving out of GMD back in January 2010.  Yup, some drafts get caught in an eddy and they spin round and round never getting posted.  But I’m a believer that late is better than never. Antares […]

Other Peoples Photos 50

From George Conk . . . it’s Ahoskie, taken in Rockland, Maine. from Jonathan Steinman, it’s Franklin Reinauer at sunrise on the East River, passing under–I guess-the Manhattan Bridge. From Allen Baker, earlier this week, it’s Eagle, once again in the sixth boro. From Bjoern Kils . . . it’s Kalmar Nyckle . . . taken […]

Post Post-Panamax Plus 2

Yesterday’s post showed a larger than average container vessel in the sixth boro, CMA CGM Pacific Link.  That post prompted Allen Baker to send along photos he took last month in San Francisco. Pacific Link‘s teu capacity was just over 8000;  CMA CGM Margrit‘s teu capacity is 13,102. CMA CGM Margrit used to be MSC Margrit. […]

Random Tugs 136

Curtis Bay Fells Point built 1956.  Taken 1987.  Click here for Fells Point with more of the fleet.   Scuttled in 2008 at Redbird Reef near the mouth of Delaware Bay. James Turecamo built 1969 . . . in my first 2015 photo of her.  In the dry dock directly between James and the WTC, it’s […]