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Exotics 15 and 16

I could be wrong, but a raft of unusual vessels coming through the sixth boro recently is related to priorities set and now contracts signed by a NYS agency created in 1975 called NYSERDA.  Three organizations you’ll be hearing a lot from are Equinor Wind US, Ørsted A/S, and Eversource Energy, and their projects Empire Wind […]

Invisible Gold 3

Here were the previous posts on Deepwater Wind. The work on the first US offshore wind farm is becoming visible from Block Island, these taken from Monhegan Bluffs. There is one . . . no  .  . two actually five bases emerging from the waters, each in a different state of completion. Here Stephanie Dann […]

Invisible Gold 1

What is this? How about a little more of the same shot?  Now can you guess?  Cashman is a familiar New England company .  . . but that tug, Todd Danos, is not exactly a name known in these parts. Have you figured out the location?  Dace Reinauer and Senesco are the best clues here. […]

Invisible Gold 4

Here are the previous posts I’ve done on the wind farm southeast of Block Island.  I took the photo below on June 27, as blades to spin the turbines arrived in Narragansett Bay. Rod Smith took the rest of these photos in late July and early August. It shows Brave Tern as it prepared to […]

Wavertree Waivers No More

Bravo to South Street Seaport Museum and all its supporters.  From their press release:  “A celebratory send-off on May 21, 2015 at 12:30pm on Pier 15, with  Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; City Council Member Margaret Chin; Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, Commissioner of the Department of Design […]

June Fishing in the Sixth Boro

In previous posts we pondered winter fishing and puzzled about East River fishing.  Yesterday I caught wind of a fishing competition between Gelberman and Hayward, two vessels operated in the New York District of the US Corps of Engineers. The fishing began the very instant the echo of the starter’s signal boomed across the boro.  Gelberman […]