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From the Line Locker 26

It’s been a while since I used this miscellaneous title; in fact, it appeared not at all in 2019. Montreal awards the gold-headed cane, and the Welland Canal’s Port Colborne offers a beaver fur top hat, each a recognition of a maritime first at the start of the calendar year, but the sixth boro has […]

From the Line Locker 25

Two massive but indistinct enterprises loom offshore while a ketch motors in.  I understand that if I were near to one of those “loomers” . . . they’d be moving faster than I could swim, row, paddle, or walk . . . . I couldn’t identify the ketch, with the ever-ready bike on deck. What […]

From the Line Locker 24

Let’s start with two photos thanks to Ashley Hutto, first one from last year.  Remember the HRSG aka “the cyclops” that came down the Hudson?  Tomorrow, another is scheduled to start a journey, then heads for Bridgeport. Mister Jim above and below as platform, as well as Daisy Mae in the distance, will be involved […]

From the Line Locker 23

I’ve mentioned before that this is my miscellaneous category, although “everything” you pull out of your line locker or junk drawer is important for something, “miscellany” sounds dismissive. Here’s how this post  works:  I’ll put in no comment until the second time through.  Starting with the one below, see the man face mostly down in […]

From the Line Locker 22

. . . and in case you’re rummaging through your change drawer for some cash to buy something for yourself or someone else special, here are some ideas.  Buy a raffle ticket for an opportunity next summer to ride an Interlake Steamship vessel on the Great Lakes . . .  Here’s a post I did […]

From the Line Locker 21

This series handles my miscellaneous needs with updates, follow-ups, and oddments. Let’s start with the mage below.  Click on it and you’ll learn how soon a sixth boro GUP vessel transforms into dive attraction named Lady Luck.  Thanks to Mike Hatami for passing along this info. If the image below looks like a boat, it […]

From the Line Locker 20

I took the photo below–near my neighborhood in Queens– March 21, 2015, exactly a year ago. I took this photo this past weekend.  Question:  Where on Long Island is this light located?  Answer follows.  Be careful . ..  it’s a trick question. Actually, here’s a clue.  And I don’t mean to be ornery . . . […]

From the Line Locker 19

Here’s an index of the previous “locker” posts. Let’s start with a photo from a secret salt seeking an identification.  All I know is that this photo of an “old army tug” was taken in 1982 and that the building in the background is the Brooklyn Army Terminal, a frequent background in sixth boro photos […]

From the Line Locker 18

Here was 17, a reminder of what this series is about:  I’m avoiding the word miscellaneous. First, from Birk Thomas . . . a closer-up of another Blount this week.  Doesn’t it share some spirit of 1960 Ford blue? From bowsprit, who wanted to know why a scalloper was headed southbound along Manhattan the other […]

From the Line Locker 17

Here was 16, and I’m asking again my questions about the last foto in that post . . . . So here is this installment’s odds and ends.  First . . . in the second minute of Woody Allen’s 1979 movie Manhattan . . . there’s this clip.  Can anyone identify? And . . . […]