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Retro Sixth Boro 15

It’s that time again . . .  a glance back at exactly a decade ago.  Back in June 2009, the 400th anniversary of the Half Moon going up the Hudson kicked off with a 20th century version of the Half Moon going up the Hudson.  Note the banner hung to the old TZ Bridge along […]

More Cargoes 24

Here are previous cargoes posts, but today I could have called this fog as well.  But what is it . . . a happy marina? Oh . . . Hornblower Hybrid , a misnomer, and Amarula Sun, a sport fish . . . It’s a Big Lift vessel with a marina load on its deck.   […]

Retro Sixth Boro 18

Let’s go back to September 2009.  CMA CGM Marlin, launched 2007,  was the standard size back then . . .  The 5092-teu vessel has since been scrapped, after only nine years of service!! Over a dozen sailing barges came to NYC to sail in New York waters in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the […]

Thanks to George Schneider 4

I’ll let George speak here, starting in the Bay area:  “One real treat was University of Alaska’s research vessel Sikuliaq. She’s an NSF vessel, operated by Alaska, but was down here to fill in while the delivery of Sally Ride AGOR-28 was delayed, and perhaps is working for Scripps again. These were the best shots […]

Retro Sixth Boro 8

One satisfying thing to me about these retro posts is noticing how much the local fleet has changed.  All these photos I took in November 2008.  Coral Queen was scrapped at least eight or nine years ago.  Maersk Donegal has had two name changes since 2008, now know as Santa Priscila, and no longer calls […]

CMA CGM Chile

I happened onto a very busy sunrise this morning, five ships of which two were ULCVs and a half dozen of so tugboats can be seen. The first ULCV was CMA CGM Chile, and the light, as last night’s Hunter’s Moon settled in the west, was perfect. Marie J Turecamo and Margaret Moran assisted, Here […]

Bronze 9

To start, let me reiterate what I said over a half year ago here:  “Way back in 2007 I started this series, and I now think I should never have called it “bronze” since it’s more like a golden brown.” I recently saw Josephine pushing a fuel barge, and then light, pirouetting in the current, […]

Something Different 67 C

Parts A and B are here.  Today’s post concludes this story of my Congo River trip, 1973. Wednesday midday the ITB and all the barges finally stopped for the first time in a place called Bolobo. No dock per se existed, but the lead starboard barge was near enough the bank that long planks were […]

Something Different 25

I’m told this vessel from bottom of keel to mast tops measures more than 8 feet.  Can you identify its location?  Here’s some more info:  “Marcus T. Reynolds designed the weathervane atop the center tower, a 400 pound replica of the Half Moon, which is 6 feet, 9 inches long and 8 feet, 10 inches tall, and the […]

Summer Yachts 5

Schooner Ambergris came in from sea in mid-April, but I still don’t know anything more about her.  Anyone help? Dolphin is truly a yacht;  it’s also likely a winter yacht down south.  Up north, we see vessels like this seasonally.  I can’t identify the burgee on the bow. Schooner Pioneer, launched 1885!!, has never been […]