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Something Different 68

If you have the Marinetraffic app on your phone, you might recognize this.  Note the info on destination for Driftmaster, a USACE debris collector in the sixth boro.  “No place” is what is usually displayed.  It might just as well say “wherever debris is.” These next screens are already out of date:  by now, H. […]

Government Boats 49

This photo comes from the Chantier Davie Canada, aka Davie Shipyard, across from Quebec City, taken in the first half of this month.  Two Ocean tugs assist a repurposed AHTS/Supply Ship Viking Vidar into the Davie’s docks to complete the transformation from private to public.  Click on the link in the previous sentence to see […]

Labor Days Past

Yesterday, Labor Day, I took no photos, except one of a wood sign carving project in progress. It turns out . . .  Labor Day 2020 I took no photos either;  these were sent to me though by Josh Watts, and embarrassingly, I’ve not posted them until now.  Sometimes I get into a groove and […]

Government Boats 52

. .  . starting with Canadian government boats, Coast Guard vessels and CCGS-to-be.  Tor Viking is the Davie Shipyard near Quebec City in Lévis, where she’ll be transformed into CCGS Vincent Massey,  a medium class icebreaker, following the wakes of sister ships into CCGS Molly Kool and CCGS Jean Goodwill.  Another CCGS, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, recently left […]

Checking Back 2015 b

Picking up this retrospective post with the beginning of May 2015, it’s a nearly 40-year-old and tired Barents Sea, waiting then as now for what’ll likely be a “fish habitat” future. The end of May saw Quantico Creek move Mary Whalen to its public space over in Atlantic Basin.  Was there a docking pilot calling it […]

Road Fotos 13

Update:  May Day no more at South Street Seaport Museum, and I have sent my benjamins as promised.    As I understand it, the Museum has been “taken over” in some fashion by the Museum of the City of New York.     Below, Peter Stanford addressed a group of “save our seaport” supporters back in […]

Small Craft 6

Here was 5.  Early May means recreational vessels return to the sixth boro, even if only for the purpose of transiting through, like Nomada Sultana, a Canadian trawler.  See the note at the end of this post.  Nomada has an amzing story. Anchored just east of the eastmost VZ Tower this morning was this small workboat, […]

Gypsum Bulker 2

or stuffed canard a vapeur in winter.  I never imagined shovels on a self-unloading bulk carrier, one that loaded 18,000 tons in the three hours at the flood side of a smaller bay off Fundy. But here’s the crew, shifting “overload” gypsum into the corners so that the hatches can shut. When a commodity gets […]