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Dawn 2021

It’s morning again!  If you can read photo, this is a long one, will take you a while. Truth be told, I took this photo on December 28, but close enough.  Seeing the magic of dawn light is the reason I often get up in the brutal darkness. If you want to see something extraordinary, […]

KVK Dawn 6

Steve Munoz took the first three photos in October 1986 from Borenquin.  The tug identified as Kathryne E. McAllister appears to be the one from 1975, now known as Brendan Turecamo.  Borenquin lived many lives between launching in Vancouver WA in 1945 and scrapping in Beihei CH (near the northeastern border of Vietnam) in 1989. […]

KVK Dawn 7

Here were previous iterations of this title, as well as here, an AK Sunrise.  If this effort were for a work published when complete, inconsistencies like dawn v. sunrise would be aligned, but this has always been a work in progress, a wandering that could end at any time. So yesterday morning I was at […]

Narrows Dawn 4

Here are previous installments.  What’s different here is that in this case I’m inside  the Narrows and shooting to the east and north. Yankee passes in light before sunrise. I rotate the lens 90 degrees to the right and Margaret stands by along with James D to support Maersk Chicago, anchored in Stapleton.  As I […]

Narrows Dawn 3

I know others witnessed dawn this morning as the big pink ship came in . . . . By the way, if you were naming this ONE “bird” ULCV based on this morning’s color, which bird would you choose?  Nah . . . it wasn’t that.  More later. All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Random Tugs 336

Solo and over along the Connecticut shore last week, it’s Joker, with her distinctive lines and livery. The other dawn, Ava M. was returning from a job.  It was sunny and clear, but with all the rain of the previous day, lots of moisture remained in the air. Taken an hour or so later, Eastern […]

Names 44

See at what point you can read the name of this tanker.  Then ask yourself what it’s registry is. Launched in 2009, her previous name was Caspian Galaxy.   Backlit photos have their own mystery. So now you’ve got the name, I suppose . . . what’s the registry?   China Dawn is a fairly […]

Ferry Fuel

Indulge me a little misdirection first..  So you suppose the Hughes 130 is loaded with ferry fuel? I thought the tug here is Little C, but this one is too small.  Anyone identify? Eastern Dawn is a regular in the sixth boro, and [oh, go back to the top photo and you’ll see Eastern Dawn […]

Seldom Seen 1

I’ve thought about using this title quite often, and I surely have a lot of candidates, my personal ones, to include here. Know the tug(s) from the photo below?  Really the most seldom seen is the nearer one, the one with escape ropes mounted on either side of the wheelhouse egresses. Pacific Dawn I last […]

Random Tugs 364

Thanks for following me down memory lane the past few days, or should I say up recollections river.  My plan for the next bit is to alternate current sixth boro activity with photos from archives of the Canal Society of New York. I love winter light, when it’s light, as it illuminates parts of NCC […]