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Government Boats 55

Off New London USCGC Coho and a 45′ response boat take part in training off Race Rock Light and then later off Little Gull Island Light, with the 87′ towing the 45′ boats. A regular in the sixth boro is USCGC Beluga. The 29′ patrol boats monitor lots of activities in the harbor;  here they […]

Government Boats 54

Taxes pay for all these vessels, for the common good. NYPD has a fleet.  Anyone know how many  boats make up the NYPD “floating plant”? NYC has two ferry fleets, the orange one and this newer one, NYCF.  Anyone know when the first new-generation Staten Island ferry will arrive in the sixth boro?  Does NYCF […]

Government Boats 28 Followup

Back in December 2013 I did this post . . .  Recently I had a short time back in one of my old digs . . . Haverhill MA and stopped briefly to walk along the Merrimack River. When I lived there 20 years ago, access to the water existed, but not like this arrangement. […]

Government Boats 53

Foggy day, moody port.  Without the icon off to the left, you might think it’s just an uninhabited island with a law enforcement boat approaching in our wake, but once you see the logo on the cowl . . . along with the statue above . . . suddenly the land edges lapped by the […]

Government Boats 52

. .  . starting with Canadian government boats, Coast Guard vessels and CCGS-to-be.  Tor Viking is the Davie Shipyard near Quebec City in Lévis, where she’ll be transformed into CCGS Vincent Massey,  a medium class icebreaker, following the wakes of sister ships into CCGS Molly Kool and CCGS Jean Goodwill.  Another CCGS, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, recently left […]

Government Boats 51

Local government boats  . . .  NYPD actually are out all year ’round training, patrolling, for whatever purpose.  If I were differently ambitious, I’d develop a crime fighter television series based on the lives and work of the marine unit of the NYPD.  But one impediment to fulfilling that goal is that I know very […]

Government Boats 50

Here are some previous ones. I caught TS Kennedy anchored in Stapleton yesterday, and soon thereafter she heaved up anchor and headed for sea . . . for home. Meanwhile, FS Primauguet, allegedly from Reykjavik, arrived, maybe to check on the current status of this monumental French gift to the people of the US. This […]

Government Boats 49

This photo comes from the Chantier Davie Canada, aka Davie Shipyard, across from Quebec City, taken in the first half of this month.  Two Ocean tugs assist a repurposed AHTS/Supply Ship Viking Vidar into the Davie’s docks to complete the transformation from private to public.  Click on the link in the previous sentence to see […]

Government Boats 48

I’ve posted photos of USS Little Rock on this blog last winter, when it was frozen rock hard into the Montreal winter.  Its lines helped me identify these vessels some weeks back as I was driving along the eastern shore of Wisconsin, where I had stopped to see what was in the Marinette Marine yard; […]

Government Boats 47

I missed the sixth boro fleet week this year, so here’s my compensatory post. A French FREMM visited the port a few years ago, and here’s the first Italian one I’ve seen, built by Fincantieri.  FREMM . . . well for the French frigate it would expand to Frégate européenne multi-mission.  The Italians would call […]