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Random Tugs 280

Want to check out Random Tugs 001?  The  001 got added more recently than 2007 because back then,  I had no idea I’d go on.  In the 2007 photo, might that be Mary Turecamo along with the Reinauer tugs, which are also still at work operating out of the sixth boro.  The other morning Mary […]

Bayonne Bridge Transformation 1

More of the Great Race soon . . . but a bit of back story. When I moved to our fair metropolis in 2000 and started paying attention, I was taken by the Bayonne Bridge, so enamored in fact that I choose it as the header image for this blog in 2006, and now out […]

Plus 80, 80 Plus Redux

There always needs to be a first time, for everything.  Maria J (ex-Jesus Saves)  did it for me . . . my passing from innocence to experience.  I picked the day, bridge dedication plus 80 years with vivid bridge shadow on the water.  Land in the distance is Elizabeth, NJ;  point on right is Bergen […]

Plus 80, 80 Plus

East side, west side. Summer, winter. Container ship, tug. Midday, dawn. The pattern here is what divides those sets of fotos, the bridge . .  the one that turns 80.  Page through this fabulous PANYNJ pamphlet. The GW turned 80 last month and–unlike others— I mostly missed it, because I don’t see the GW much. […]

Turning 80c

So concludes this series . . . with total time elapsed from Qatar nosing around Bergen Point until Suez Canal Bridge‘s stern clearing the west side of the Bayonne Bridge  . . .  about 50 minutes.  Furthermore, a fourth vessel–Seatrout–traversed in that same time period, as did RTC 135, moved by Nicole Leigh Reinauer. So […]

Turning 80b

On Sunday, APL Qatar was tied up at the dock at Howland Hook. Note the snow on the Elizabethport bank.  Imari is the smaller vessel forward of AP Qatar.  I wonder if she’s the only vessel ever named for  export porcelain??  Given the marine environment, I can’t imagine feeling safe on a vessel named for a […]

Turning 80a

About a year ago this blog featured “turning 70,” with a vessel that subsequently played an unexpected role in history. See the crewman on the bridge wing looking up?   What’s he monitoring? Ten minutes earlier I’d caught Suez Canal Bridge nosing around a bend on E 1st Street in Bayonne.  That’s Caddell Dry Dock […]

Rose In Again

Not quite half a year ago, I caught Rose from the sunny side.   This undifferentiated mass in the Ambrose Channel yesterday was quite impressive as well. As a reference, the towers of the VZ Bridge towers in 693′.  The length of the tugboat in the foreground is just under 90′. I’ve not pointed out […]

CMA CGM Mexico

About two months ago, CMA CGM Brazil called in the sixth boro.  She’s one of four 15000 teu vessels, the largest ULCVs to date to call here.  Recently, the next one visited, CMA CGM Mexico.   Technically, her capacity is 15,128 teus. I’ve stated this before:  a vessel this size makes the boro’s largest assist tugs […]

Random Tugs 312

It’s the season. I wonder if the Kimberly crew has marked other holidays and I missed it.  I did catch the red-clad guy almost a year ago. Mary H and her barge Patriot is likely headed for Newtown Creek.  The 1981 build, such a clean looking tug, has been working in the sixth boro for […]