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Lashing and More

The ONE Apus “dump” must have some folks wondering how containers are secured.  The answer is lashing, and it is not new, but it has changed over centuries.  Today’s lashing rods are an outgrowth of containerization, attempts to prevent what happened with ONE Apus and many other vessels.  See the turnbuckles on the lower ends […]

Hoops 2

But first, what can you tell me about the tree directly below? Now to “hoops” and maybe I should say “Höegh hoops . . .” Here’s the aft most one, and the court extends forward from there to this one. See it?  I wished I’d been on the Bayonne Bridge walkway to look down on […]

Barge Canal Centennial Day

May 15, 2018 was the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Barge Canal.  That fact was mentioned at the ceremonies opening the Canal to recreational traffic yesterday, and quite a diverse and international flotilla of recreational boats waited, like racers on the starter’s blocks. But first, do you recognize this captain? Well, he waved […]

Yachts a Million 2

Name this vessel?  Right there is the name.  Answer at end of the post. I’d love to see the interior, as it might be as stark as the lines. This is severe, almost military, but I like it. This to is excess with an excessive name . . . Vibrant Curiosity, which happens to be […]

Thanks to Dave Boone

Dave Boone has contributed photos here once before, and his painting are the focus of the second half of this post. In the same post with his paintings, Timothy McAllister appears. So what’s this orb off the port side of battleship New Jersey, BB-62.  BB .  . as in basketball? And what’s that experimental gear […]

Back in the Sixth Boro 3

Here was 1 . . . from about a year ago.   But what’s this . . . hoops at a food emporium? Basketball with new floor markings and maybe new rules?  By the way, assisting along the starboard side of the RORO is Gramma Lee T Moran, the same tugboat featured in Back in […]

Hoops

aka Naismith gear.  And where is this industrial setting? At, in, or  on  Stolt Invention.  And what is Stolt Invention, you might wonder? She’s a parcel tanker and midday today she left the sixth boro bound for sea, bound for some scrimmage somewhere in mid-ocean somewhere.  Yes, that’s Siberian Sea (1980, ex-Heidi E. Roehrig, Matthew, […]

Teach Them to Yearn 2

The title comes from St. Exupery. Where is this 32′ x 5′ Cornish pilot gig emerging out of okoume?  (Doubleclick enlarges most fotos.) In the sixth boro of course, in fact on Pier 40.  If you were to bore through the floor and lower your toes, they’d feel the chill of Hudson River water in […]