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Thanks to Glenn Raymo 11

White, blue, and red comes in different contexts, and this one along with the name on the trailboard does give pause. Glenn Raymo took these photos in Poughkeepsie Sunday, and they were my introduction to an ambitious sailing project.   The best I can tell this project began in Petrozavodsk, a city on the western shore […]

Random Tugs 297

That big “300” is beckoning, so although I had other posts planned . . .  let’s increment closer to that 300.  I’m inviting your participation here so that i can make it the best “non-random” random post.  Random Tugs 001 was here. Random Tugs 100 was more than seven years later, and 200 was about […]

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 […]

Names 37

Quick  . ..  name the ship name the ONE vessel  . . . The first three photos were taken Sunday by Bjoern of the New York Media Boat. And if you know the tugs in the sixth boro you have a 75% chance of naming all tugs here too . . .   three of […]

Scale 11

I took this in April;  I would never have guessed a Corvette was that much lower than an early 1950s (1952?) Pontiac. Ditto here:  Kristy Ann once rescued a motorboat I happened to be on;  from the motorboat, Kristy Ann looked immense.  Next to . . . Nicole (I think that’s Nicole Leigh Reinauer.  I took […]

Canal Reef Express 4c

Hats off to Glenn Raymo for figuring out where to be to catch this tow at first light. I know it’s fruitless to wonder whether any archive has photos of any previous trip Ward’s Island made on the Hudson.  The only other trip it’s made may have been northbound in the late 1930s. Hats off […]

Infrastructure 3

Here are previous installments and related ones. Technically, infrastructure could include launch services, without which port activities would slow. Survey services ensure that channels and depths at docks allow activity without literal impediment. USACE overlaps with Rogers in some areas. But more commonly when one thinks of infrastructure, it’s what allows terrestrial activity, like bridges […]

Canal Reef Express 1

By now, many of you have read about the governor’s April 17 decision to use “33 barges of Tappan Zee Bridge recycled materials and 30 vessels” to build reefs at six locations north and south of Long Island.    Well, an expeditious eight days later, the first two vessels were already on the Hudson headed […]

Left Coast (Dropper) Lowerer

About four years ago she arrived  . . . and has been lifting into place this huge structure sometimes described as one of the largest current civil engineering project in the country.  Her original name Left Coast Lifter , a ZPMC product, stuck despite attempts at New Yorkizing it, renaming it I Lift NY or Ichabod […]

Other Peoples Photos 62

I’m always happy to put up others’ photos. Cell phone shots, though, don’t display well on a larger screen.  If you’ve sent a photo that I’ve not yet used, I’m working on it. First, from Phil Gilson .  .  Driftmaster is retrieving a car that plunged off the fishing pier in Bay Ridge earlier last […]