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Fog 25 B

Yesterday’s post ended with Timothy L. Sarah Ann, and Treasure Coast at different amounts obscured by the fog.  Treasure Coast spun around before my location to set Cement Transporter 7700 into the Lafarge North America Bayonne dock with assist by Pegasus.  I wondered about the vintage of Cement Transporter 7700;  she was launched from Todd […]

Fog 25 A

Apologies in advance for possible whiplash, but let’s return to the sixth boro.  I write blog posts one day at a time;  only rarely do I schedule posts in advance, so more photos of the December road trip aka F2 remain and will be posted later in the month.  When I post them, you’ll understand […]

Fog 24

Brazos is in the sixth boro;  I caught her at the east end of Fire Island a few months back here. R/V Shearwater approached, but that’s likely just because Shearwater appears to survey every square millimeter of the sixth boro and beyond. A day later I approached Brazos between the raindrops and from a different […]

Fog 23

This photo of aframax BW Thalassa I took on Friday.  Note the green BW slash about a third of the shiplength back from the bow.  Here’s a photo from Saturday, 24 hours later, after rain and fog have moved in.  Note the green BW slash on the tanker beyond the Evergreen ship? Ever Focus appears […]

Exotic Queen

I’ve usually used “exotic” for offshore windfarm-related vessels or others that are rarely-seen, because prior to five or so years ago, such vessels never called here.  In this case, cruise ships became quite scarce because of Covid, and so I counted myself fortunate to catch QM2 arriving this morning.  The fog blocked out the familiar […]

Fog 22

I knew it was coming.  VHF chatter alluded to it.  AIS showed it.  And for going on 10 minutes I’d heard it . . . sound, at intervals of not more than two minutes, a prolonged blast, of which I’d heard no fewer than five . . . Then in addition to the chest-penetrating blasts, […]

Fog 21

Tinkering with the digital file, I’ve made SSV Corwith Cramer clearer here than she was to the naked eye as she came through the foggy Narrows yesterday morning. Maintaining this blog over many years and springtimes  has taught me how much fog is a spring phenomenon.  Here on a clearer day, Corwith Cramer (1987) raced into […]

Random Tugs 369

Happy spring.  All photos in this post were taken in winter two days ago and over a six-hour period.  Before noon, the five boros and the next state were obscured out of existence. I really think they didn’t exist during those hours, just like the imaginary sun crossed (??) the imaginary equator at 11:33 NYC […]

Requiem 2

1997.  Taken from QE2 as it overtakes a Moran tug  . . .     taken some days later as the QE2 returns, passing the Towers at dawn… while possibly the same Moran tug meets it again. May 1998.  Bounty arrives. May 2000.  Morgan Reinauer passes lower Manhattan in the fog. January 11, 2001.  Peggy […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 12

How about a new day, a new month, a new year, and a new hull in the sixth boro!  Can you recognize the profiles sans color? As it passes Norton Point inbound, you begin to make out the color. Once well inside Gravesend Bay–that’s the west end of Coney Island in the background–the colors increase […]