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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, […]

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 […]

Commercial Tugs in NYS Canals 2

Here was the previous installment in this series, half a decade ago. Now let’s take a high lift lock, a Thruway access road bridge, and “just my luck.” When I arrived the other day, this double-locked unit was exiting the lower side of E-17. CMT Pike was eastbound with barges used for a job in […]

Retro Sixth Boro 7

Here are the previous installments.  Today’s photos all were taken in August–October2008. Let’s start with part of the line-up for the 2008 tugboat race. If I’m not mistaken, the only boat left standing, as is, in this photo is St. Andrews, fourth from the left. Escort, a Jakobson boat, is currently laid up. Sea Raven, […]

CB9

Call this Ambassador Bridge Detroit to Lake St. Clair, the sixth Great Lake.  For starters at sunrise, it’s Argentia Desgagnes.   Offloading coal at USSteel, it’s Clyde S. Van Enkvort, formerly a DonJon tug. Here’s a waterside view of Cheyenne. Upclose to the Detroit Jazz Fest, it’s Lake Guardian and Escanaba, WMEC-907. Farther north, it’s Bristol […]