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Two Atlantics and More

Behold the Atlantics  . . . being A Salvor with the dump scow Witte 4003  and A Enterprise . . . with the Chesapeake 1000. It’s delightful to see them now as twins, which they are, but hadn’t appeared to be.  Before we move to the next pictures, though, what are the “poles” beyond the […]

Atlantic Enterprise

Finally . . . Atlantic Enterprise and I get close-up, and it’s appropriate that it should happen over by Bergen Point, where I had an encounter with Atlantic Salvor so many years ago. When I heard VTS mention her on the VHF, I was hoping she was light or towing on the wire.  No matter, […]

Salvor

I got the image below mere seconds after the lead foto in yesterday’s post on Katherine Walker.  The port cranes behind Shooter’s Island stand a good two miles away on the other side of  now-deserted land called Port Ivory, named for the soap manufacturer. Maybe you should forget I wrote that, and just imagine more […]

Random Tugs 263

This post, beginning with Miriam Moran juxtaposed with downtown Newark NJ, is intended to demonstrate just how diverse the sixth boro is, in terms of vessels and shorelines. Has Miriam been in the sixth boro all of its 40-year career? Ernest Campbell is 10 years older than Miriam, and did the better part of a […]

Retro Sixth Boro 11

My rules for this series:  all photos need to have come from the month in focus but exactly 10 years earlier.  It’s a good way to notice change. Take Capt. Log.  I used to love seeing that boat, now long scrapped.  I have photos of her as a heap of scrap pieces and have never […]

Something Different 37

The other night in a diner 300 miles from the sixth boro, Jim–holding the remote below and to the left–mentioned his boat models.  His favorite, he said, was Mister Darby.  My interest was piqued, but he went on, describing it as about five feet long and having an automobile battery as a power source.   […]

Random Tugs 240

Navigator looks great in the yellow trim.  For some quantifiable info, she dates from 1981 and reports 1200 hp. Ellen always strikes me as a brawler, more so than identical YTBs.  Maybe it’s the ships’ hull paint she’s rubbed off with the bow rendering. For numbers and facts, she dates from 1967, built in Marinette […]

Random Tugs 237

Kirby Moran and James D Moran wait, like a team of horses, actually a team of 12,000 horses. Here’s a different perspective on Kirby as she returns from a job. CMT Otter and a salt barge lies alongside Nord Summit while along the other side, the venerable Twin Tube reprovisions from stern starboard. Atlantic Salvor (or […]

Random Tugs 235

I take a lot of photos.  A few are extraordinary, IMHO.  The photo below ranks among that select set. Above and below, it’s Jonathan C Moran.  Sharon Sea heads for sea above. Atlantic Salvor takes yet another scow filled with dredge spoils out to the dumping grounds. Atlantic Dawn heads out. Emily Ann tows Chesapeake […]

Random Tugs 234

Seeing a tugboat on a mooring in the sixth boro is unusual, in my experience, and I took many shots.  This is my favorite. Neptune the other morning headed for sea along the sylvan banks of Staten Island. James E. Brown moves a scow, likely to be filled with scrap metals. Brian Nicholas travels to […]