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Cold Steamin’ 3

Here was 2.  Floating ice has started to arrive in the Upper Bay, where I might get to tomorrow, but in the Kills . . . it’s clinging ice.  The vessel beyond the #9 is Asphalt Eagle. A Vane unit travels eastbound on the KVK. Tankers of sizes from BW Amazon to Capt. Log go […]

Cold Steamin’ 2

Note: listing Sichem Defiance fotos at end of post. Last week on New Year’s Eve I had on two T-shirts in the 66 degrees; three days later the temperature there dropped to 17, warmer than it was this morning in New York’s sixth boro.  But does that stop work? No way! Torm Margarethe arrives and Doris […]

Cold Steamin’

Good friends moved to Fairbanks in January; their first week there they faced -40 Fahrenheit. It’s been a mild cold spell in New York, by contrast.   Below is a close up of what the cold does to the salty water of Arthur Kill over by Howland Hook the other day. Check out the Moran […]

Hot Steamin’

Can you identify this surface? I feel cooler just looking at the pancake ice coating the Hudson a mere four months ago. See it festoon the port fendering of Maryland below. Bet the gull was looking to join the crew in the engine room or heated pilothouse. Recycled excavator tires live on here as fendering […]

Cold Sailin’

Call this “Destination: Jersey City,” if you wish. Or call it an experience with a signed piece of art, performance art. No steamin‘ allowed. Performance was enhanced by a half ton of steel added to the keel of … Rosemary Ruth, as seen by a click here in warmer weather. But temperatures below freezing no […]

Freshwater Ice 1

Almost exactly a year ago, I did a saltwater ice post here, and I’ve done related ones here. So since the article I wrote last year about a huge ore-carrying Great Lakes ATB is out and you can read it here, how about some photos that didn’t make it into the publication. Above and below, […]

Port of Cleveland OH

To repeat what I said yesterday, this was supposed to be a visit to get photos of tugs and ships in ice.  The Cuyahoga may be quite cold, but no ice . . . . This shot is taken from the Carter Road Bridge looking toward Collision Bend and the bug venues. Under the Rte […]

Another Milestone

This post marking a personal milestone passed already five years ago.  Today’s post marks the fact that now I’m officially old enough to opt for the thin slice of retirement money or a senior price ticket on New Jersey Transit. The photo below shows one of my high points of my past year.  I’m the […]

Names 16

If I go cold-sixth-boro-turkey and don’t inhale the harbor air or take in the sights steaming in from all corners of the globe, I get jittery, feel constrained. There’s lots that fires up the imagination for me, but what really stokes my machinery is the names.  Following is a list of names I’ve seen on […]

Random Tugs 73

Viking and the nose Captain D  (whom I saw first about two years ago) and Miss Gill Quantico Creek (I almost made the launch) and Bohemia  (also from about two years ago) Kristin Poling and Crystal Cutler Maryland Miss Gill . . .  aka “mace gale” Bohemia (I crossed the river there two weeks ago on Rte 213) […]