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Atlantic Star Sixth Boro Arrival 4

I admit to feeling a thrill.   There were rainbows in the upper bay, here falling past the Liberty statue and raining onto Liberty Island, drama loomed as Atlantic Star was back in the Ambrose on the return from the Norfolk and Baltimore, Firefighter II was also outside the Narrows, I could get the closeups, clouds […]

Atlantic Star Sixth Boro Arrival 3

Since it’s THE maiden voyage arrival, let’s follow her all the way to “all fast.”  Here were parts 1 and 2, which followed her from several miles out in the Ambrose Channel to the Narrows and then from there to mid-KVK. Eric works the starboard and Ellen, the port.   The turn at Bergen Point […]

Atlantic Star Sixth Boro Arrival 2

Let’s pick up from yesterday and follow Atlantic Star from the Narrows to the part of the KVK called the “salt pile.”  To the right off the stern of Atlantic Star, that’s lower Manhattan. Ellen McAllister swoops in to deliver the docking pilot.  The signature “G” on the stack points to Grimaldi Group, of which ACL is […]

Atlantic Star Sixth Boro Arrival 1

Here was Atlantic Star approaching the Narrows on Saturday, still a half hour outside the Narrows.  She was launched at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard almost a year ago, and this maiden cargo voyage began in Hamburg on December 9, 2015.    Note the FDNY escort boat just forward of her bow.   That’s the Verrazano Narrows […]

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 to Pacific 1

Tugster robots have done most of the work around here the past week and a half as I’ve transited a continent, in the skinniest possible location, starting from old Fort Sherman . . . past the Toro Point Light hightailing past some toothy denizens and fuel boats and avoiding treacherous reefs of Limon Bay to […]

Atlantic Sea

You can call this “three of five,” and enjoy the photos of her predecessors–Star and Sail— here, leaving Sun and Sky yet to come;  the builder is Chinese .  .  .  the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, an enterprise going back to the 1920s.   As Atlantic Sea made the turn into the KVK, i imagined her as an […]

Atlantic Sail

Over half a year ago, I did a series of posts on Atlantic Star, the first of the new ACL c-ships arriving in the sixth boro for the first time.  The other day was my first time to spot the next of the set of five. And given the location of Wavertree, a 130-year-old  veteran of […]

Ceres Seasonal Starter

If you’re going to the market event in Manhattan today, look for signs like this, painted what must be Ceres blue.  This is the west end of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, closest to Vinegar Hill.   Beyond the East River there, protruding into the sky to the right, that’s the empire State Building.   Ceres […]

Atlantic Basin 2

home of the two Marys.  The farther Mary comes and goes, but the nearer one–Mary A. Whalen, hub of the Basin–will serve as locus for (literally) tons of visiting historical vessels (See Atlantic Basin 1)  this summer as well as intangible amounts of fun.  See the full calendar of music, movies, lectures, and visiting vessels […]