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Combi Dock III & Peking Saga 5

or . . . the final installment from the west side of the Atlantic .  .  .  and I’ll use (what I imagine as) NASA times here, but I’ll modify it from “t-minus” to “U–as in underway” minus and plus. So, at U minus 53 minutes, there’s a man-basket dangling off the portside. U minus […]

Combi Dock III & Peking Saga 1

Yesterday at 13:31, Combi-Dock III is in sight . . . 14:04, she approaches the VZ Bridge . . .   I don’t know how many crew are on board, but soon they’ll be quite busy until they depart with their cargo . . .   Peking–I imagine–will float in here, as through a dropped […]

Combi Dock III & Peking Saga 4

I passed by this afternoon, so here’s a quick post.  Peking seems to have disappeared in this hold. But for scale, check out this photo I took while she was on a dry dock at Caddell’s  nine and a half years ago.  See the yard worker in a white protective suit lower right? Even the […]

Combi Dock III & Peking Saga 3

No need for much language here.  I started these photos around 0830.  Despite some rain, conditions were ideal for this loading . . . or engulfing. Here Dorothy J gently moves the antique barque foot by foot closer to Hamburg. Combo-Dock III, the engulfer, lies in wait. Robert IV assists when needed. Without the zoom, […]

Combi Dock III & Peking Saga 2

I stopped by around midday today.  Trevor had been alongside all morning.  I presume this was loading cargo support materials. Here’s the last post I did where Trevor appeared.   These first two photos are taken from Brooklyn looking across at Staten Island. Time is of the essence here, but I’ll bet working in the 90 degree […]

From the Line Locker 27

Here’s a photo from a friend who works for a naval architecture firm.  Guess the function of the completed vessel below. Here’s a rendering. To the gentleman from New Zealand from the William C. Daldy Preservation Society who recently inquired about functioning steam tugboats in the US, I can’t think of any.  Can any reader […]

Sixth Boro Summer 3

Lest you think Combi-Dock III and Peking–I will get back to them– are the only thing happening in the watery parts of NYC, here’s just a sampling . . . in a series I started last summer. SBI Macarena –a fairly new bulk carrier– came in past the Brooklynside ramps for the VZ Bridge, passing […]

Whatzit 36

Thanks to a friend, I learned this morning what this is.  But I’ll give you an opportunity until the end of this post to ponder it as I did. I’m guessing that since I’ve been paying attention to other soon-to-happen non-routine events in the harbor like the loading of Peking (more on that at the […]