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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 […]

Non-Random Tugs 8

Here are previous iterations, just to change things up.  Non-random here means I took these over a few weeks, which should be obvious as you look through the photos. Atlantic Enterprise . .  . she’s big at 136′ x 40′.  Over the past few years, she has appeared here.  Before that, she was in the […]

Random Sixth Boro (and Beyond) 31

I took this photo in Waterford eastern terminus of the Erie Canal on November 1, 2010, and the canal had not yet closed.  I had just returned from part of a transit, and we had met lots of boats.  Although we had been bound for the Great Lakes, most, like the intriguing Baidarka, was bound […]

April 2015 Retro

Eric McAllister assisted Cielo di Roma, now Baki Akar, Turkish-flagged out of her IMTT berth. Mako, in the dawnlight, which I see through an urban window these days, waits alongside her barge. Bow Riad meets Genesis Victory and sails west.  She was Huron Service until some point in 2013. I recall I got this photo […]

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 […]