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Thanks to Ashley Hutto

I’ll get back to my homeward bound series tomorrow, but this photo Ashley Hutto sent along Wednesday just astounds me.  It would be a perfect base for a horror movie poster. Thanks much, Ashley.  That’s a moody photo! You can find many previous posts featuring Ashley’s photos here.  

Balls on Hulls

Thanks to Ashley Hutto, I started on this path a month ago.  Notice the equipment just beyond the H-bitt and slightly toward the capstan? The same equipment can be found on this $161 million stationary vessel on the East River:  the orange ring and net seems to be to the right and several balls can […]

USA, USA, USA

I’ll explain this photo and the title at the end of this post. The big move began yesterday on schedule, timed with the tides, I was told, to fit the cargo under some of the Hudson River bridges . . . The cargo was gussied up with sponsors much like you’d see on a NASCAR […]

From the Line Locker 24

Let’s start with two photos thanks to Ashley Hutto, first one from last year.  Remember the HRSG aka “the cyclops” that came down the Hudson?  Tomorrow, another is scheduled to start a journey, then heads for Bridgeport. Mister Jim above and below as platform, as well as Daisy Mae in the distance, will be involved […]

Other Peoples Photos 64

I appreciate it when folks send in photos they’ve taken.  Sharing photos is one of the joys of the Internet. Here from Ashley Hutto, Mister Jim pushing five barges, upbound through the Highlands.  If you could swivel the camera to the right, you’d be looking at West Point.  I love the reality-defying lens. The next […]

Random Ships 59

Thanks to Ashley Hutto, here’s a salt ship lightering in the Upper Bay. The ship–Sadlers Wells–has since departed for Houston.  I took the photo below, and all the others, on Monday.   That’s Mister Jim and barge alongside.  I’m curious about the name, given its association with an English theater opened in 1683 by a […]

Other Peoples Photos 63

Jack Ronalds took this photo of Ontario (Jeffrey K. McAllister) and Erie (Missy McAllister) in Canso back in August 2016. John Jedrlinic took this in the sixth boro in December 2008. I took the photo below a few months earlier in 2008, as the transfer from Normandy to Ross Sea was happening. Grouper has been featured here […]

Fog ‘n Ice

For both photos today, thanks to Ashley Hutto.    When the air is much warmer than the water, Helen Laraway may look like this. And when it’s just plain cold and clear, Mister Jim in broken and refrozen ice looks like this.  For a look at how Mister Jim looked just a year and a […]

Whatzit 33

Sometimes I know what these are or it is.  In this case, I don’t.  Photo is not the sharpest, but this cargo does intrigue. Likely, the top photo and the two below are unrelated.  Ashley Hutto took the top on Sunday, and I took the bottom two Saturday. The cargo on the barge pushed by […]

Mystery Tugs 3

It’s been a very long time since I last used this title, but here are some photos that make it work.  Where were these photos taken and what’s unusual about the crew you see along the starboard side of the foreground vessel? Close look. And later, same location . . . a different tug with […]