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Cheyenne 4

Check out these shots of Cheyenne –a former staple in the sixth boro–recently in her new ecosystem. Cheyenne recently assisted this  unit getting out of a waterway in Detroit.   Powering the barge to a port on another Lake is Evans McKeil, built in Balboa, Panama, in 1936!  In comparison, Cheyenne (1965, Brooklyn) is a youngster. The […]

Cheyenne 3

Previous posts of Cheyenne can be found here.  But I think she never looked better than she did northbound between Fulton and Minetto the other day. The Oswego Canal/River might be the narrowest wilds she’ll be in for a bit. The waterfowl wheeled around to catch glimpses. I look forward to seeing on the inland […]

Cheyenne 2

Here was the first post with this title, from almost 9 years ago!  But for the first image of Cheyenne, I can go back to February 2007 here. Anyhow, less than a half hour after leaving the dock in Port Newark, she rounds the bend near Shooters Island, departs the modified Bayonne Bridge, exits the […]

Cheyenne

Search either Cheyenne or her sister Crow in the box upper left and you’ll see how often they’ve appeared in this blog.  I took both fotos here last week, Tuesday and Sunday, and over 150 miles apart.  The first one shows a Cheyenne shrunk beneath the cliffs of lower Manhattan, light and moving with purpose, […]

Really Random Tugs 46

Happy 4th of July.  Here’s some sixth boro, some heartland, and some Pacific Northwest.  Here‘s the series. But let’s start with Robert IV, a workhorse who last appeared in this blog here. Hundreds of Cheyenne photos have appeared on this blog, showing her in a range of colors and trims; this photo was taken last week […]

Other Peoples Photos 82

After a number of “misfires” this past week, I’ve made some changes. To inaugurate these new protocols, I’m pleased to share photos you’ve sent in. First, from Great Lakes Mariner, a few photos of Cheyenne in her new Lake Michigan waters.  These photos were taken in Manitowoc, which some of you will recognize from the […]

Virtual Erie Canal 10: Three Locks to Lake Ontario

The Oswego River is the second largest river flowing into Lake Ontario, but it feels in places like a stream.  I don’t have to tell you what the largest river into Ontario is, I hope. If you study the east bank, lots of traces of the original 1828 Oswego Canal, a verdant mudbank and even […]

MB 2019 D

This post covers the St. Clair River (in the wee hours) and down to Detroit.  If it seems that it’s just a chronological series of photos of the voyage, well . . . yes, that’s what it is, and what’s wrong with that. Can you identify the vessel that we passed between 0415 and 0430? […]

CB 2019 J

Gott passed just south of Detroit, so let’s pick up the journey there. On their way to Tall Ships Erie, Niagara above and Denis Sullivan below down bound under bare poles. At a steel plant, Herbert C. Jackson offloads coal. CSL Baie Comeau heads down bound. Bushey tug transplanted to fresh waters, it’s Cheyenne reinventing […]

Retro Sixth Boro 16

Here for some context is a post with drawings bowsprite did exactly a decade ago … . I took the photo below of the same setting. Whole fleets that existed a decade ago are gone.  For example, K-Sea has been subsumed.  Some boats like Maryland are still in the boro, others are still on the […]