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Evelyn Mae 2

Compare the verticality of Evelyn Mae’s “windshield” in the photo below with the rake in the next photos.  The photo was taken in April 1946. The interior photo below shows the helm and the modified “raked” windshield. Here Evelyn Mae gets some emergency work done at the floating dry dock at Matton’s in Cohoes in […]

Evelyn Mae 1

There are summer yachts, and then there are summer yachts of yore,  those ones magnificent back then  and then magnified by time.  Evelyn Mae, platform for these posts from last month, is of this second and extraordinary sort.  Photos and reminiscence come from Steve Munoz. Enjoy the photos and I’ll tell you more later in […]

Random Tugs 305

I’m always on the lookout for “first-timers” in the harbor, but I’m equally thrilled to see the “seldom-seen.”  I realize that some people might see these boats everyday. The “seldom-seen” relates to me. This is true of Pelham.  The 1960 built is on her sixth name, if I count right.  She started out as Esso […]

Something Different 54 b

Since we’re at models, recall this post from two years ago with photos of a diorama in France depicting the sixth boro with a model of a Moran tugboat, the Statue, and a liner. These photos come from Steve Munoz, who tells this story: “model schooner Evelyn, about 3 feet long, built in early 1900s […]

Retro Sixth Boro 26 b

Ten years ago . . .  it seems like a lifetime sometimes.  Minerva Joanna is still afloat, albeit at anchor along with dozens of other tankers off Lomie, Togo.  Laura K Moran, currently working in Savannah. Mel E. Lemmerhirt is now Evelyn Cutler, currently anchored off the Palisades. Cosco Panama is now called Minerva and […]

Virtual Erie Canal 6W: Watkins Glen back to the Junction

Yesterday we ended at a junction in the canal near red number 4 on the map below,  Montezuma NY.  Today we start about 50 miles mostly south at the southern end of Seneca Lake, at the town of Watkins Glen, at the balloon and red number 1.  This map clearly shows the Finger Lakes area.  […]

Virtual Erie Canal 5W: Lyons to Montezuma

I grew up less than 10 miles from this very location, in Wayne County, and having seen the whole system, I’ll suggest that, from the water, Wayne seems the most rural county transited by the canal, and that’s just description, not criticism.  Interesting to me is the fact that familiarity makes it hard for me […]

Random Tugs 276

I took this photo after dawn, technically, and what detail of tug James D Moran is lost because of low light is somewhat compensated for by the lights of the boats and on the Brooklyn background. Ditto . . . a few minutes later, the lights are dramatic as James D passes the illuminated IMTT […]

CB 2019 O

CB, you might recall, is “Chicago bound,” and we have now arrived, lingered, and turned back.  In a few days, another series will start, keyed to that journey. Below . . .I guess we could have a contest to “name that boat or situation below.” Then there’s Jim Ratcliffe‘s Hamilton I . . . 17 crew […]

Late 1950s Sixth Boro

1959  Dalzellera (launched in Staten Island in 1915 as CRRJJ Bethlehem) at the Bush terminal. SS United States at its North River Pier.  Thanks to my “group-sourcing” friends on FB, I’ve learned that tank was part of “the gas regulator at West 45th Street, part of a manufactured gas plant at that site, likely operated by […]