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Atlantic Star first arrived here four years ago, although that hardly seems possible. Five identical vessels transport containers and anything “rolled on.”  See a partial cutaway here. I’ve not yet made photos of Atlantic Sky and Sun, although I have noticed them either coming or going. But I just learned they also carry passengers . […]

Random Tugs 351

The red upper wheelhouse is no more, although I’m not certain what new paint scheme will evolve, or when Evening Star will become Jordan Rose, as Evening Breeze became Susan Rose.  Follow this transformation we will. Ellen transformed from Navy gray to McAllister colors 20 years ago. Atlantic Salvor has worn Donjon blue–almost the same […]

Retro Sixth Boro 46 A

It’s time for a February installment of “retro sixth boro,” a glance back at some of the boats working in New York harbor exactly a decade ago.  Cheyenne was still here, pushing a scow out the east end of the KVK. I’m not sure the 61′ x 22′  1970 Salvage Master is still in the […]

Specialized 25

[Specialized] vessels don’t push or tow or transport cargo per se.  They are tools with a variety of applications, as diverse as the tools in a professional mechanic’s chest, in an entire full service garage, in fact. Ocean Researcher has appeared here before, but not escorted by a tug, as James D. Moran is doing […]

Virtual Erie Canal 7W: Seneca River to Syracuse

How we got here from Montezuma can be seen here on a map from the DEC.  Sorry, but I have no pics of Cross Lake, boyhood home area of Hiawatha, but not H. W. Longfellow’s version. Lock E-24, the only lock we transit in this last leg of the trip, is the pride and joy […]

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 […]

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 […]