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Kodiak Island came in with salt and went out with scrap, which she’s taking to Turkey. St Paul came in escorted by Ellen McAllister.   SM Line is less than five years old, having risen from the ashes of Hanjin.  I’d not noticed them here before, but then again, some change is inconspicuous. Seatrade White […]

For the Birds 10

Ships with bird names seem plentiful this year.  Recall One Ibis, ONE Apus, ONE Stork, CM CGM Aquila,  Oyster Catcher, NYK Falcon, NYK Crane… I could go on.   In the past months and not posted here, I’ve seen tankers like BW Raven and Yasa Flamingo, Yasa Hawk and Yasa Swan…, but this guy, a bufflehead, […]

Winds of November 2

I didn’t hear any wind speeds for yesterday, but it was blowing . . . winds of November according to the date, but fortunately not a November witch. Chem Wolverine scudded through the Bay, Kings Point went on with her routine, Gabby Miller returned to home base, Joyce aimed for the Kills, Mister T slung […]

Turning the Bridge

She’s not pink or blue or green or new, but she’s an ULCV that I saw back out of Bayonne yesterday, and I can imagine all the communications and applications of power to make this happen. JRT yanked eased under power stern wise, while Mary Turecamo  and Jonathan C countered that movement just enough to […]

ONE More

I couldn’t leave the earlier post from today dangling as I did. It was ONE Ibis, the most recent in the series I’ve seen.     The pink is so vivid that the pink M on James D appears de-colored.     All photos by Will Van Dorp, who has focused on other birds here. […]

Narrows Dawn 3

I know others witnessed dawn this morning as the big pink ship came in . . . . By the way, if you were naming this ONE “bird” ULCV based on this morning’s color, which bird would you choose?  Nah . . . it wasn’t that.  More later. All photos by Will Van Dorp.

More Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension c

Up, up, and in.  All new builds follow the same arc, even though the details differ.  Check out the splash of Onrust here over a half decade back.  Here’s how the water came up to meet Pegasus back five years ago. To finish the dory, there’s a trip through the Kills and across Raritan Bay […]

More Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension b

The last photo of yesterday’s post here showed a dory in the beginning stages of construction.  Its placement there conforms to Chekhov’s gun principle.  So here’s what follows.  Maybe I should call this post  . . .” in the shadow of an old building and protected by the body of a Chinese laundry truck,  Ibis […]