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KVK Concatenation 2

Where’s there’s a “1”, a “2” must follow, right?  Let’s start with Brendan Turecamo on the starboard side of APL Dublin. Enter a Maersk ship with Bruce tendering the port side. APL Dublin has Kirby on the stern. Gerda has Capt. Brian A. on her stern, and Patrice and Ava.  That makes a total of […]

KVK Concatenation 1

Excuse the obscure word; it’s not one I regularly use, but concatenation, i.e., a series of interconnected things or events, random and unlikely ever to recur, came to mind as I put together this set of photos.  Follow along.  Early one morning recently, Kristin Poling made up to a loaded Eva Leigh Cutler, and Normandy […]

KVK Dawn 6

Steve Munoz took the first three photos in October 1986 from Borenquin.  The tug identified as Kathryne E. McAllister appears to be the one from 1975, now known as Brendan Turecamo.  Borenquin lived many lives between launching in Vancouver WA in 1945 and scrapping in Beihei CH (near the northeastern border of Vietnam) in 1989. […]

Christmas Eve on the KVK

Having seen the forecast for December 25, I did my watch on Christmas eve.    These are the latest sunrises of the entire cycle . . . photo taken around 0745, and the sky was still reddish and offering very little light.   Fort McHenry and survey boat Christina cross. Yes, Christina . . . namesake you […]

KVK Dawn 5

All these photos were taken in this order yesterday between 0647 and 0704 EDT.  CMA CGM T. Roosevelt was bound for sea.  As of this moment, she’s off Norfolk waiting to enter the Chesapeake.  If you don’t know, Roosevelt is one of now quite a large number of ULCSs or ULCVs [I’ve read both terms […]

KVK Dawn 4

This light is available for only a few minutes twice a day but then only if the rising or setting sun is not cloud covered.  Humidity existed the other morning too, in advance of the impending rain.  I’m not sure why, but late winter/early spring light seems richer as well, although that may be related […]

Two Hours on the KVK 4 b

Not surprisingly, a lot of people were out on the boro the other morning:  speeding out to fish, descending from Vukovar–a name slipped out of the news–into the crew boat Emily Miller, sitting watch past BW Shinano, ditto . . . aboard CMA CGM Tancredi, and preparing the heaving line . . . .   […]

Two Hours on the KVK 4 a

I’ve mentioned Heraclitus before here . . . he’s the guy credited with observing that you never step into the same river twice.  It’s certainly true about going to a the Kills with a camera.  Take Saddleback . . .  never seen it before I thought  . . . although on longer reflection, yes I […]

KVK Surprises 2

Surprises can be ranked in degrees.  Here was a surprise . . . people walking way up on the Bayonne Bridge back in 2011.  Ditto here I was looking into a hot tub on the stern of a scrap-carrying bunker (photo#7). The surprises in this post emerge slowly. This PCTC has been on this blog […]

Morning KVK 4

0633 . . . the other morning, a quarter hour after sunrise. 30 seconds later, at a different angle. It’s really about light.         0832  The good light is gone.  Time to move on to something else.   But wait . .  are those the towers of the new Goethals Bridge along […]