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Salt 15

Salt 14 dates from November 2017, with previous installments going back to 2009, when bulk carriers could not yet dock at the current location of Atlantic Salt aka “the salt pile”.  As of this time, there’s not much of a pile at the salt pile. With our mild weather for the early part of this […]

Dawn 2023

I made my way through all the weird car wrecks on the Belt Parkway this morning to get to my cliff just before sunrise.  A small bulk carrier headed to Gravesend Anchorage while a tanker was anchored farther out. About those wrecks . . .  three multiple-car collisions in same-direction lanes between Woodhaven and the […]

Christmas Eve 2020

Having seen the forecast for December 25, I did my watch on Christmas eve.    These are the latest sunrises of the entire cycle . . . photo taken around 0745, and the sky was still reddish and offering very little light.   Fort McHenry and survey boat Christina cross. Yes, Christina . . . namesake you […]

Names 50

Sometimes dragons seem to gather in the sixth boro.  Last weekend seemed to have an esoteric South American theme, which I took the liberty of intensifying by adding to this post some vessels from before last weekend. Bulk Colombia is still in port over at Atlantic salt discharging white stuff . . . salt of […]

Retro Sixth Boro 34 b

This secret lake had great ice for these old boats like Ariel, Ice Queen, Whirlwind, Genevieve, and others.   I was asked not to tell then, and by now I’ve forgotten exactly where this Shangri-la was, but the ice boating was ideal.  Has anyone heard of Hudson River Valley ice boating happening this year?  The […]

Retro Sixth Boro 37 A

May Day!  It’s a busy day without access to my archives.  May 2011 . . .  Urger in Lyons NY, waiting for the dry dock to flood. Back in the sixth boro, it’s Elk River and Siberian Sea…eastbound at Con Hook, and   near the same location, it’s Lincoln Sea and Eastern Dawn, both westbound. […]

Morro Redondo Express

Rt Hon Paul E. Martin called here before a month over three years ago, that time carrying the same type of cargo. I took these photos yesterday, and believe it or not, I felt only a few drops of rain. The Martin is the second self-unloader to call in the sixth boro in three days, which […]

Salt 14

As seen from Richmond Terrace, it’s a like a faucet … Zoomed closer in and seen from this side, there’s a swirl to the flow.  We’ve seen sweet commodities;  now we’re at salty ones. Guess the world’s leading producers of salt by monetary value before getting the answer, clicking here, where you’ll find that not all […]

TugBoat Roundup 2022

Another TBR is in the books.  Where else can you see very upclose and personal some much-loved boats. I can and might do a post on each of these boats, but for now, just a survey. Shoofly . . .  complete name is Shoofly Pie. If you want actual detail, click here and scroll;  you’ll […]

Random Ships 95

It’s been over a month since I did a thoroughly non-scientific sampling of ships in the boro. I’ve not gotten photos this time, but ONE Apus is back in town after a long hiatus, a time to reconstruct the cells after a Pacific mishap.  Above, not quite a month on, Nordspring is in the Atlantic […]