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East River Delights 5

Here are previous posts in this series. These photos come thanks to Jonathan Steinman, who keeps vigil on the East River.  Here, he reports from a week ago, “construction of Rockefeller University’s River Campus continues apace … see Susan Miller guiding a barge and crane into position.” While the day passes, Paul Andrew (?) comes by […]

Really Random Tugs 45

Here are all the previous installments of this series. Glenn Raymo caught this photo up the Hudson the other day, as Joker assisted a Weeks crane.  Hays tugs do come up here occasionally, but I’ve never seen them. Back almost exactly six years ago, the same boat headed upriver as a dead ship.  And eight […]

East River Delights 4

Here were 1,  2, and 3.  Looking back, my favorite of those three is number 1.  So what are the delights of the East River, other than my longstanding fixation on this aggregate carrier . . . ? Well, clearly I’m not the only one who recognizes how delightful Alice’s presence in the sixth boro […]

Daily Harbor Work

Actually that title captures 98% of this blog’s +1800 posts.  And just as elsewhere in Gotham or anywhere else, so on the sixth boro what work you see depends entirely on your station.  And my station this particular day was Tchefuncte River’s  Equitable Equipment‘s hull # 1428, delivered in August 1966 as Red Star Towing‘s New […]

Issuma’s Journey

So here’s a prime example of a sixth boro delight.  No, THAT inspector is not immersed in the sixth boro!  But the object of the inspection sailed into the East River last year in late August from the Sound and then out again heading north, up the Hudson River.  Note the place and date on […]

Random Tugs 75

New York’s sixth boro has its variety of marine traffic and its icons, but this time of year in western Netherlands, a harvest flotilla delights the eyes . . . and wears out Fred Trooster’s camera-shutter finger.  Check out Fred’s fotos here. Dorothy J. (1982) slings  Jill A. Caddell (2011), a new floating drydock extension from Senesco […]

East River Delights 3

…or maybe just snapshots. During a late afternoon 15-minute margarita down by Pier 17, who happened past but   my old friend John B. Caddell, star of several previous posts,   It had just passed SCI Kiran at Red Hook container port.   Of course NY Water Taxi is always passing, as is SeaStreak, hydroplaning–literally–in […]

East River Delights 2

This has to be the strangest dinner boat in the harbor. It’d be as odd to see a Citroen DS in the Daytona 500. Now I always knew these were called bateau mouche in French, but I assumed that since “mouche” means “fly,” as in the pesky type you shoo away, I thought there was […]

East River Delights

Expected sights on the East River include tugs and barges, small private sail and motor boats, yellow water taxis, and sludge tankers. But it’s the unusual that delights me; it’s one of my reasons to live in New York City. Who would expect a float plane to operate regularly off the East River? Who would […]

East River Mysteries 2

The non-river called East River conveys and engulfs much. Early in this blog’s life I posted of delights; traffic I’ve seen and not foto’d include a house on a barge and several terrapins. I caught a novelty last week: stern first and escorted by Heidi Roehrig and Bering Sea, this Navy hulk moved westbound on […]