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Exotic Queen

I’ve usually used “exotic” for offshore windfarm-related vessels or others that are rarely-seen, because prior to five or so years ago, such vessels never called here.  In this case, cruise ships became quite scarce because of Covid, and so I counted myself fortunate to catch QM2 arriving this morning.  The fog blocked out the familiar […]

6th Boro 5th Dimension 9 Follow-up

Here’s a photo I posted 8 years ago of the northeast side of Jersey City as it looked in the early 1980s.  The key landmark here should be the two Jersey side ventilators for the Holland Tunnel.  Here the ventilators show at the extreme edge to the left of the photo below.  Seeing this old […]

J. Arnold Witte 2

Here was part 1, all taken in Lake Erie port of Erie PA. The next four photos were taken in the Lake Ontario port of Oswego, partway through the delivery of the newbuild to the sixth boro.  I share these photos now because my most recent article in ProfessionalMariner has just come out.  Enjoy it […]

12 Riverbank Landmarks

Framed by the new towers at Hudson Yards, this is NYC of an era, but still visible today, and the best vantage point is, of course, the water.  The Empire State Building and the New Yorker Hotel were completed within a year of each other.  One of these days I need to make time to […]

Something Different 65

I traveled RT by air last week, and as usual, tried to spot landmarks, entertainment for the map fan that I am.  Mount Vernon is how the smart phone labels it.  I’d call it a view of Mobile Bay at dusk, looking south. I concur with the phone that this is New Orleans, one of […]

Canal Tug Project J

Hugh O’Donnell appeared in installment “I.”  In fact, this photo might very well have been taken just seconds after the photo showing the string of barges following her.  As for location, clearly it’s a part of the Canal with riprap along the banks. Other than the name, Thos. R. Coyne, and the fact that the […]

Road Fotos 2021 F 2

We’re a week out from Christmas Eve and fewer days than that from the solstice, it’s time to complete road photos from two weeks ago already;  here was part 1.  The French Quarter of New Orleans has a lot of colored neon all year round, but here, juxtaposed with tropical colors of house paint, are […]

Bikester 2 Albion to Newark

Thanks to all who read installment 1.  Earlier 2020 I posted about a water tour from west to east that included toddy’s portion of the canal here. Besides a difference in perspective, bike v. boat, the activity of the photographer is very different.  On a boat, your hands are free to grab the camera whenever […]

Name that Port 1 Response

Thanks for your patience; this follows up the post from two days ago.  The port is Boston, the date is November 1960, and the fleet tied up at the T wharf.  Luna, pictured below, is still extant; the others . . . I believe are all gone. Above in the distance and below, that’s Orion. […]

First Monthly Photos 2019

Believe it or not, I’m way inland and without a camera, and a preference for novelty prompts  a different almost-year-end post together.  Rules I made for myself follow:  go to my archives and select the first photo of something water-related each month of 2019. So if the first photo in my archives for each month […]