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Here’s GLDD’s cutter suction dredge Florida as seen from above the cutter head and from alongside.  I took the first three photos in this post. Here’s Weeks cutter suction dredge C. R. McCaskill,  with Sea Wolf serving as a tender. USACE E. A. Woodruff was built in 1873 and worked the Ohio. Technically, I think Woodruff was […]

Sans Cutterhead

Twenty thousand feet under the sea? well . . . maybe just some marine equipment in a drydock. Oh!  This is Caddell’s Drydock #1, which you saw enter the harbor here just five months ago. And this is Weeks Marine R. S. Weeks, with an unmistakeable ladder–the part that works while submerged.  Click here to […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 30

In fall 2010, deepening dredging was happening in the sixth boro to prepare for the ULCVs now so commonplace here,  after Panama Canal enlargement and Bayonne Bridge raising. These operations afforded me the chance to see a cutterhead close up.  The crewman wielding the hammer was trying to loosen a worn tooth.   By the way, […]

Retro Sixth Boro 29

August can be hazy, and it appears that some August days in 2010 were, as below when Colleen McAllister towed dredge spoils scow GL 501 out and Brendan Turecamo (?) moved Bouchard barge B.No. 260 westbound in the Kills.  Colleen has now traveled from sun to ice out to the Great Lakes, where the 1967 […]

New Yorker

Photos will be forthcoming in this post;  I’m just using unusual formatting deliberately. Ponder this:  what association do you have with the phrase “new yorker”, not “new york or ny”? person? personality? quality or lack thereof? place? thing? publication? There are no right or wrong answers here. time period? business maybe? I repeat . . […]

A to P 5: Whole Lotta Dredging

The “enlargement” of the Panama Canal involved a lot of dredging in Panama, as well as in ports served by the Neopanamax ships:  deepening approaches, widening channels, and even eliminating islands in part or whole in Gatun Lake.  I put the ” ” there because it’s more accurate to say “creating a third set of […]

GWA3: Erie Canal, climbing

GWA is “going west again,” and here we start at about 130′ above sea level.  We’ve just passed the road sign included in a post here in 2006. Ahead of us is lock E-2, the beginning of the flight of five, located in the town of Waterford. Above E-3, my former vessel waits, along with […]

Go West 4, 5, and 6

To clarify this title, the first post in the series has a lead photo showing a map of our journey broken into legs marked by pins.  Legs 4 through 6 took us from Waterford, shown below, to Oswego. Urger stood by all spiffed up for the steamboat festival.   Erie Canal Cruises accommodated sightseers eastbound toward […]

Other People’s Photos 55

Back to the Caloosahatchee Canal and a few miles east of Cowgirl Way . . . more traffic, like MV Sea Star and   Summer Star pushing a Gator Dredging’s Jesse Marie Ellicott 670 dredge and a deck barge and   the USACE’s Leitner.  And is that a bovine up on the ridge? Many thanks to […]

Sixth Boro Details 5

Here was 4. And this . . . is the cutterhead ladder of C. R. McCaskill. Looking generally northward from Fort Wadsworth, from nearer to farther . .  fishing boat, tanker, ATB,  ferry, and Jersey City. Catch the name of the approaching tanker running rinse through the anchor hawse . . . ? Chem Bulldog. […]