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Ports of Western Mexico 4

Three and a half years ago I started this series.  I realize now I should just have called the three posts for the ports in question:  Guaymas in Sonora, Manzanillo in Colima, and Lázaro Cárdenas in Michoacán.  Having started the way I did, the Ensenada post will then just follow the pattern.  With half a […]

Summer Fishing 2

Sometimes the photos can speak for themselves…. Needless to say, local fishermen and women brave dangers to get out to where the fish are plentiful. Snags are quite plentiful also. All manner of boats go in pursuit.   Humans are not the only fishers out there . . . Some have a minimal gear approach… […]

Redux More Fishing Tugs 4

In Mackinaw City four and a half years ago, I took and posted photos of the very rusty 1938 fish tug Kari A, one of which you see directly below.  But a lot can happen in that period of time, further decrepitude or thorough rehabilitation. Above, that’s before, and what follows, is now. Many thanks […]

Small Craft 33

Small craft as they’ve been referred to in this series are quite large compared to the ones in today’s post.  These are tiny, and likely portable.  See them below? Kayak fishing dates from time immemorial;  hunting and fishing were their original reason to be.   These are high tech evolutions from skin boats, though.  This is […]

Random Sixth Boro 11

I’m on the road again, so today I’ll share some recent photos on the boro.  Of course, winter is still fishing time in the harbor, as Viking is doing here. Others are feeding in the boro, like this guy below . . . closeup of the photo above. I’m always looking for intriguing things, like […]

Random Sixth Boro 10

The sixth boro, i.e., the watery part that holds the other boros together, is the one that never sleeps, with current, tides, mechanical denizens and their operators, their flora and fauna,  . . .  I’ll leave the list there for now. You can read the season changing in the fact that Eastern Welder has reappeared […]

People on the Boro 33

Keyport Princess dropped anchor in front of the Statue the other morning.  Does anyone need more proof that fish are currently thriving in the boro? Climate Change also came through the boro from the Sound, no doubt heading for warmed waters for the next half year, but while transiting,  this boater takes in the beauty […]

Winter Fishing 2021

The combinations in the sixth boro might surprise you, cargo and clams, for example. Mary Virginia crossed Gravesend Bay to get to the Upper Bay. Back in 2013 I posted photos of Mary Virginia here. Over in Stapleton . . .  Giulianna Maria  . . .  is that an anchoring system? Crossing Hell Gate and […]

Small Craft 26

The variety is  . .  infinite:a survey boat from Georgia in the KVK, a NJ State Police RIB in the same waterway, a sloop heading south crossing Radiant Ray,   [I wonder if that tanker is nicknamed Ray Ray.] a camouflage boat of unusual design, a trawler southbound opposing Seaways Guayaquil, My Way yacht from Charlotte […]

Fall 2020 Fishing

Fishing grounds . . . the NJ Upper Bay portion of the sixth boro. Quick question to be answered at the end of the post:  how many commercial fishing ports does NJ have and can you name them?  Eastern Welder is a perennial boat here;  Hyundai Victory is one of the ULCVs newly recent here. […]