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Rounding Bergen Point 6

Here are the previous posts in the series. The bow of the ship, the park, and Newark International tower could establish the location, as could the stern of the ship and the signage on the bridge lower right. How many tugboats do you spot?  What do you now about them and the ship from colors […]

Rounding Bergen Point 5

Faber Park aka the swimming pool has become one of my favorite places to watch the behemoths pass.The next set of photos I took in about 10 minutes. I’m in awe of the skills involved . . . navigation and communication. This is a tight turn. x Four tugboats–Ellen, Rowan, Capt. Brian, and Eric–keep it […]

Rounding Bergen Point 4

Nineteen boxes wide! And stacked higher behind the bridge than in front of it. It was a windy day, and Alex did her part to ensure she rounded the bend. Eric on the starboard bow was there if needed to thrust the bow within the channel. And at the opposite stern, Capt. Brian A.  could […]

Rounding Bergen Point 3

Before returning to bends around points on other rivers, I want to share some photos I took yesterday, first in a while at Bergen Point.  Here’s the set-up out of Newark Bay. I’d love to know the tension of the line up from Marjorie. Ellen pushes on the port stern quarter, and Robert counters on […]

Rounding Bergen Point 2

10:18  Note Shooters Island.  Charles D. McAllister is on port bow, out of sight.  An unidentified Vane unit (yellow front) stands off to allow the containership to round the bend.  Maurania III is on starboard near stern. Bergen Point is more than a 90-degree turn. 10:21  With the Zim ship through the turn, the Vane unit moves through.  The […]

Rounding Bergen Point 1

That bit of land on the upper right of the foto is Bergen Point.  The shadow I hope you recognize as my favorite bridge, and the Sunday morning light plays with the water, bridge, and the pinkish bulbous bow. Here, at 10:14 the tug is 1967-built Charles D. McAllister, featured in countless posts in my archive. […]

Bergen Point

Bergen Point marks a serious bend–just west of the Bayonne Bridge–from the KVK into the major ports area on Newark Bay.  Richard took fotos of a vessel making that “hard right” here.  In the foto below, notice the crewman behind the bulwark just above the “DY” of Ever Dynamic. Once past a critical point, Laura K Moran […]

Retro Sixth Boro 34 a

It’s January 31 or -1 February.  since it’s a short month, it needs another day.   The temperatures where I’ve been have been colder than -1 centigrade.  So let’s do it . . . photos from a decade ago, February 2010.  See the crewman in the netting dangling over the side of tanker Blue Sapphire?  He […]

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 […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 30

In fall 2010, deepening dredging was happening in the sixth boro to prepare for the ULCVs now so commonplace here,  after Panama Canal enlargement and Bayonne Bridge raising. These operations afforded me the chance to see a cutterhead close up.  The crewman wielding the hammer was trying to loosen a worn tooth.   By the way, […]