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East River Catch Up 7

Pete Ludlow’s photos have shown a variety of vessel traffic near Hell Gate.  Here’s a whimsical set, not really work boats for a day I’m having a hard time working or even thinking about working. Who knew the variety of traffic here?!! There has to be a story here, and photos are said to be […]

East River Catch Up 6

Let’s get back to some Pete Ludlow photos.  Co Morgan has such a long history of names going back to 1951 1965, I’m just going to paste it in here.   A high vantage point helps convey appreciation for the train of three Mister Jim tows through Hell Gate.  Ditto Navigator.  From this perspective, her smart […]

East River Catch Up 5

For what might be considered an exotic among exotics, let’s go back to Pete Ludlow’s photos,  meet Windserve Odyssey.   As an all-purpose offshore wind farm support vessel, it is just one vessel type that will be more common in the years to come.  The blog alluded to this particular vessel and a possible transit through […]

East River Catch Up 4

x Clearly, we robots messed up.  To make amends, here’s some info pasted in: GENERAL RUDDER (IMO: 8835463) is a Training Ship that was built in 1984 and is sailing under the flag of USA. Her current draught is reported to be 4.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 68.28 meters and her width is 13.11 […]

East River Catch Up 3

More photos here thanks to Pete Ludlow. The Amigo is an asphalt tanker.  That means she moves her cargo around at almost 300 degrees F.   She was eastbound with assist by James D Moran.   What do you suppose Vinik No. 6 had in tow?   Nicholas and Liz assisted as well. But of […]

East River Catch Up 2

Thanks for these shots to Pete Ludlow.  You could call some of this post “Yachts a Million 5 Redux.” Gene Chaser appeared on this blog back last fall, but from different angles.  As of this late April writing, she’s in Miami. Some great photos of her and the yacht she supports can be seen here. […]

East River Catch Up 1

Tugster is on an extended trip, so the robots have scheduled these posts.  Later in May, I will get back to Barge Canal-era photos from the Canal Society.  I’ve taken a break from that series to “catch up.”  Next I’ll alternate in posts using photos thanks to Pete Ludlow, whose aerie high above the East […]

People on the Boro 27

Essential workers spend the holidays at the job site.  They always have.   Here‘s a list of types of essential workers, note that this crewman needs to catch up on sleep. I’ll let you read the faces and body language, but I’d say they’re catching up on news since they have a signal on their […]

Virtual Erie Canal 5: The Noses to Little Falls

This dissected ridge just beyond E-13 is referred to as the Noses, a gap already gouged, the opening to the west.  Looking west, notice that this break is used by the Thruway I-90 south of the River, north of it, a major railroad, and to the north of that, a major state road, 5N.  The […]

Virtual Erie Canal 7: The Summit Level

Let’s catch up on numbers using the distance table from tug Seneca.  At lock E-20, we are 95 miles west of Waterford.  Also, we have risen from 15′ to 420′ above sea level. For the next 18 miles, we’ll be navigating at the summit level in a laser-straight narrow channel, with a bike trail along […]