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Chrononauts 7b

Ken came up with additional photos of his overnight in the transient slip at South Street Seaport Museum many years ago . . .  so here they are.  Note the Twin Towers in the background.  To the right side of the photo, I’m guessing that’s a mastless Lettie G. Howard and Major General William H. […]

Chrononauts 7a

Many thanks to Ken Deeley for today’s photos.  The vessel with the red house is surely one of the Standard Boat stick lighter fleet, but I can’t read the name on the bow.  A half decade I posted a photo here (scroll) of a decrepit Ollie, the stick lighter that used to tie up at South Street.   He […]

Chrononauts 6

I took this photo of a photo in a canal office the other week, taken May 1915. Here’s a photo of lock E5 being built, seven years earlier than the photo of Schenectady above.   This is one of thousands of photos in the Digital Collections of the New York State Archives. Happy searching.

Chrononauts 5

Of course, there are little known gunkholes in the backwaters of the sixth boro where fossils–living and inert–float.  This one is off an inlet behind one island and concealed by another, a place easily missed, and if seen, it gives the impression of being off limits by land and too shallow by water, near the […]

Chrononauts 4

Chrononauts here now refers to us, looking at photos from the past.  This summer, in one of my Great Lakes ports, i bought first two prints, then the whole album of over 50 prints, all taken in the sixth boro between the 1930s and the 1950s.  So let’s start with this one, taken in either […]

Chrononauts 3

Of all the project boats, converting work boats into yachts, few get completed to the degree this one has. I took these photos last weekend in a cove just off a major portion of the sixth boro, thanks to a tip from MM & MM. M. V. Santandrea keeps some elite company, its humble beginnings notwithstanding. […]

Chrononauts 2

July 13 saw my first sighting of this intrepid anachronism, here juxtaposed with a 21st century realm of Logi. She was then probing the inland seas, seeing how far she could voyage, possibly looking for a passage to the Mississippi and the Gulf via Lake Michigan.  OK, indulge me on that speculation.   Our paths next crossed […]

Chrononauts 1

I have more Saint Lawrence posts, but with a chrononautical weekend behind us, let me digress and report.  The mood for the first ship was set by the weather;  see what the mist did to my favorite downtown building–70 Pine.  Click here and be treated to a slideshow of views through time of boro Manhattan’s  tall […]

Whatzit 45

I took these photos this morning in North Cove, the same place I took photos of a youthful Brigitte Bardot about six weeks ago here. If you saw Brigitte Bardot, you’ve at least a sense of what this could be, but I’ll leave any identification in suspension until the end of the post.  I wish […]

Retro Sixth Boro 11

My rules for this series:  all photos need to have come from the month in focus but exactly 10 years earlier.  It’s a good way to notice change. Take Capt. Log.  I used to love seeing that boat, now long scrapped.  I have photos of her as a heap of scrap pieces and have never […]