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Dense Traffic 5

Megalopolis roadways see dense traffic, and so do waterways in these areas.  I hope these photos convey a sense of that.  All but two of the seven vessels are underway.  Underway vessels, l to r, are Frederick E. Bouchard, MSC Athens, Jonathan C. Moran, C. F. Campbell, and Fort McHenry. Dense means tight quarters, Brian […]

Dense Traffic 4

Here are the previous  iterations of this title.  Keep in mind that the long lens foreshortens these scenes.  The scene is this:  MSC Alicante has just entered the KVK heading west.  Note the Vane Potomac hurrying away to the east. The “N” vessel is Athenian.  JRT is along the port side of MSC Alicante.   […]

Dense Traffic 3

From the east  . . .   and from the west . . . launched in 2010 and carrying up to 8500 teu, and to the left, launched in 2011 and  . .   4520 teu… they meet near midpoint in the Kill van Kull. xx They seem much closer than they are. Charles D. is exactly […]

Dense Traffic 2

Count the tugboats in this one shot . . .  six! And a seventh is obscured right behind the nearest.  And no, it was not part of the annual tugboat race.  From (l) to (r), it’s JRT Moran, Amy Moran, Stephen B, (and Ellen McAllister is obscured) then Genesis Eagle, Magothy with Double Skin 57, […]

Dense Traffic

But first, bowsprite’s talked about her online art store for some time, and yesterday . . . officially, she launched it.    Please traffic it.  I wouldn’t want her till to look like the one I found along the KVK yesterday.  See the jam-packed cash drawer below.  Come spring it might be full of green. […]

Retro Sixth Boro 34 a

It’s January 31 or -1 February.  since it’s a short month, it needs another day.   The temperatures where I’ve been have been colder than -1 centigrade.  So let’s do it . . . photos from a decade ago, February 2010.  See the crewman in the netting dangling over the side of tanker Blue Sapphire?  He […]

Port of R’Dam 4

More photos by taken by Jan Oosterboer showing traffic quite different from what you’d see on our parts of the watery globe. Let’s start with Matador 3.  With the North Sea as the densest area of the globe for offshore wind turbines, floating cranes like this–with lift capacity of 1800 tons– keep busy. And Wei Li . […]

Congestion 2

Here was the first time I used this title, which clearly needs to be used again. Let me start here at 13:38.  Note from far to near, or black hull to black hull . . . Cartagena, Four Sky with Lee T Moran, Red Hook, and Genco Knight. Twin Tube slides through the opening between […]

Seeing the Unseen

AIS is just that . .  a tool to help us see the otherwise unseen, those moving things over the horizon.  And wonderful things there are to be seen with this tool. Yesterday I was reading Ray Bradbury’s short story “Night Meeting.”  A large part of the story features a conversation between Tomás Gomez (TG) […]

Panama Day 3.2

This sign speaks volumes about differing national style, I believe.  In the US, hyperbole would scream out danger;  here a benign-looking reptile is announced as “possibly present.” I made arrangements for a boat ride on the Canal with the Other company, and they cancelled on me.  I could have had this!!!  And on a historic […]