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Grey Shark

But first, some odds ‘n ends.  It looks like this is the same inflatable that appeared in the squall fotos here a few days back . . .    Also, it appears that the destination for the cattle transported by Shorthorn Express is Bandirma, Turkey, a hundred of so miles southwest of Istanbul.  Further, in […]

RORO Variation

In the continuing project of posting a sampling of the variety of vessels calling in the sixth boro, here’s a variation on the RORO profile.  Click here to see the many previous RORO posts.   Several minutes before I took this photo, I saw it and couldn’t quite understand what I was seeing. It’s about […]

Random Ships 57

Here are dozens of previous posts in this series. I put this one up today specifically in response to a comment by a dear friend Rembert, who commented here about the apparent high center of gravity on American tugboats.  Mein Schiff 6, which is 969′ x 139′, appears to be quite “tall” but largely because of […]

Checking Back 2015 a

Here’s what I did two years ago.  And here’s what I did last year. This time I’ll do it differently, as post –more or less but close–the first and last photo I took each month, starting below with Buchanan I entering the Narrows on January 1 not long after sunrise. And I won’t mention each date, […]

Solstice Mermaid Migration 2015

Deer do it.  So do . . . whales, dragonflies, eels, and more .  But the annual mermaid migration, I find,  is as magical to me as it is to the young girl watching for the first time, taking photos, and one of the princesses of the sea came over and blew some sparkles all […]

Really Random Tugs 28

This is the series with tugs from all over.  So let’s start in Miami last month with photos by John “Jed” Jedrlinic.  Miss Niz was in the sixth boro some time back. Also from Jed . . .it’s Akashi Maru in Yokohama, 2008. He has more photos of Japanese tugboats. Darrin Rice sent along this photo […]

Other Watersheds 15

Quick . . . name the fourth largest port in Florida?  The answer is here.  And I’ve long wanted to visit it, and my our good fortune is that recently friends–Allan and Sally–who are excellent photographers did, and here are some they share.   Click here for a photo of Cangarda they took and here for some […]

Random Ships 36

How many more folks in the cold first months of 2015 would have slipped on walkways or skidded off roadways had it not been for our annual salt infusion?  Spar Spica is the most recent vessel emptied here. How many old trucks and cars have a second life in the Caribbean islands because of this […]

Daily Ship 6

Here was 5 in the series.  And here’s something I miss up on the Canal:  ships!  They remind me the planet is vast yet interconnected. From a distance, I thought this was Grey Shark.  It’s actually quite different, but its cargo is the same.   And while we’re on hauling cars, it’s been a while […]

Whatzits 15

. .. that gray vessel on the Jersey side just north of the Outerbridge, we know what it is, and that’s Vulcan III at its stern, but what is it doing in the Arthur Kill portion of the sixth boro?  Just curious if anyone out there knows . . .  Here and here are more […]