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Invisible Gold 4

Here are the previous posts I’ve done on the wind farm southeast of Block Island.  I took the photo below on June 27, as blades to spin the turbines arrived in Narragansett Bay. Rod Smith took the rest of these photos in late July and early August. It shows Brave Tern as it prepared to […]

Invisible Gold 3

Here were the previous posts on Deepwater Wind. The work on the first US offshore wind farm is becoming visible from Block Island, these taken from Monhegan Bluffs. There is one . . . no  .  . two actually five bases emerging from the waters, each in a different state of completion. Here Stephanie Dann […]

Invisible Gold 2

“Black gold”  . . . oil makes power.   You can’t see or smell wind, but it can be used for power . . . and that’s the title of this post.  Yesterday’s photos hinted at the work happening now in the water to eventually harvest that power, and today . . . this records parts of the ribbon-cutting […]

Invisible Gold 1

What is this? How about a little more of the same shot?  Now can you guess?  Cashman is a familiar New England company .  . . but that tug, Todd Danos, is not exactly a name known in these parts. Have you figured out the location?  Dace Reinauer and Senesco are the best clues here. […]

East River Sight to Behold 3

The first six photo here comes from Jonathan Steinman, taken on June 13.  The Donjon tugs has delivered Chesapeake 1000 to a point just off Rockefeller University’s campus to prepare for lifting prefabricated modules for Rockefeller’s River Campus. Step one for Donjon is to secure the gargantuan crane. Then Atlantic Salvor moves into place to receive the […]

GWA1: Narragansett Bay to the Sixth Boro

GWA stands “go[ing] west again,”  the next set of posts all attempting to catch myself and maybe you up, if you’re following along, with random and I hope interesting photos from the past almost three weeks.  I realize that catching up is impossible, and in this case while I had vacated the sixth boro, big […]

Really Random Tugs 29

Photo from Nate Lopez.  Name that tug?  Here are some previous photos by Nate. Technically Ellsea is a freight ship.  The location for the next set of photos is the Acushnet River between New Bedford (background) and Fairhaven, where I spent the past week mostly incommunicado.  That’s the Palmers Island Light.  New Bedford, former whaling port […]

Random Tugs 148

See that tug over there?   This photo comes from Asher Peltz, and I’m very grateful . . . because I was seeing the tow from this angle, quite backlit, but fascinated nonetheless, given the load on Marmac 300 . . . parts of the turbine bases for units 3, 4, and 5 of 5.   See the […]

Three Hours on the Sound

This follows the post where I got to spend four times as long on Long Island Sound, a truly remarkable place.  The trip last week brought sights and surprises enough to warrant a repeat trip soon.  Here, a bait boat (?) passes a renowned Plum Island facility.  Back to this later in the post. We’re headed to […]