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Whatzit 26 Follow-up

April 2015, and here was the context. April 2022, and I’ve heard rumors about context but no confirmation.  It was pure serendipity that I was in roughly the same area of the Staten Island boro, enjoying springtime warmth and watching the sixth boro. ’15.  The reversal of paint is interesting.  There may be semiotic significance, […]

Edna A and the Shrinkwrapped Mystery

Last spring, Edna A passed my location with a “nameless” tugboat. The day before the official opening of the Canal season, Edna A climbed the Flight westbound with a light barge 82 heading for Albion NY. Three days after passing Newark for Albion, Edna A and the 82 were back, heading east. If you’ve ever […]

Random ROROs 2

ROROS of various sorts you can find here.  But let’s take three that have called in the sixth boro during this month.  These are three of many more.  See if you can rank them by age and size.    It should be fairly easy.  The three are Polaris Highway, Paganella (which I erroneously thought was Pagan […]

B, D, and 533

From right to left then, that would be Allie B, Sarah D, and Weeks 533.   The two tugs assisted the crane barge that lifted a large electrical component onto a many-wheeled trailer inside the Red Hook container port.  I’ll post my photos of the truck on my next truckster! post.  Well over a decade ago, […]

TugBoat Roundup 2022

Another TBR is in the books.  Where else can you see very upclose and personal some much-loved boats. I can and might do a post on each of these boats, but for now, just a survey. Shoofly . . .  complete name is Shoofly Pie. If you want actual detail, click here and scroll;  you’ll […]

Spring Morning Hour 3

Following from yesterday, which covered 0900 to 0930, today we pick up from the mystery vessel and do 0930 to 1000.  Identify this blue ship? Here’s a clue and a hint that traffic is busy, as another vessel comes around Bergen Point.   As MSC Bilbao clears the bridge, you get a sense of all […]

Retro 2013 Waterford Tugboat Roundup

An omen of the future . . . in 2013, Urger was laid up, sans her problematic prop shaft.  Here she’s nez-a-nez with Day Peckinpaugh. Gowanus Bay was looking good. NYS Marine Highway was well represented, as always.  And following two of the four NYS Marine Highway boats there was Cornell, Frances and Margot‘s senior […]

Sarah D 3

Two sets of photos, taken three weeks apart exactly, seem a good way to bookmark the 5000 miles I drove during two-thirds of September.  Yesterday I caught these sights of Sarah D earning her keep and that of her people in the sixth boro industrial setting she’s comfortable in. Back three weeks before, she was […]

Spring Morning Hour 4

FB won’t display a preview photo because I made them full size.  Oh well. Picking up from yesterday, Kimberly released her line on the lower recessed bitt of MSC Bilbao and spun around to head back home.  Jonathan C goes to retrieve the docking pilot. Victoria Highway comes in . . . . Life saving […]

Spring Giddiness 4

They say the devil is in the details, but so are the delights.  I often take photos without knowing what delightful details I will uncover.  Like the photo below . . .  what caught my attention was that it was the first ketch I’d seen in the boro in 2022. When I looked closer, I […]