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Other Peoples Photos 90

Many thanks to my friend Lew who caught this even without a functioning AIS… on the Connecticut River, coming from Windsor Locks CT and heading for the Intrepid Museum . . . it’s an Douglas F4D Skyray aircraft, not to be confused with an F-4 Phantom.  Here I quote from officials:  “The Skyray, named for […]

Other Peoples Photos 106

Many thanks to my friend Lew who sent along the next two photos of MNI (Mohawk Northeast Inc.) boats. Michael is a 2004 Bayou La Batre build, 71′ x 28′ and bringing 2100 hp to the job.  Previously, I’d seen MNI tug Swift, with its unique yellow livery, in the sixth boro.  Lew also got […]

Other Peoples Photos 100

Let’s start with a photo by John “Jed” Jedrlinic, one of Alp Forward, currently off the eastern Scottish coast. She’s a 213′ x 61′ anchor handling tug from 2007  with over 200 tons bollard pull. From there, let’s go to the Connecticut in US coast and some local boats with  some Seakite by PanGeo Subsea […]

OPP 90 Follow-up: Skyray

This follows on yesterday’s post, using Lew’s photos taken on the Connecticut River.  Shawn Miller brought it up the North River for the airplane’s reunion with Intrepid.  All that greenery forms the base of Stevens Institute of Technology.    For more on the aircraft, click here.    A truck-mounted crane was ready on the pier […]

Dredge Mystery Solved

I’d seen Ocean Tower on AIS earlier and watched it pass along with its tow, but I was focused on something else, so this was my best shot.  I had caught its reddish color, the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock color.  Phil Little caught this photo from his Weehawken cliff.  I believe the tow had […]

Other Peoples Photos 76

75 was in Paris, so let’s stay there.  Many thanks to Lew for these photos from Paris. Moving cargo on European rivers brings with it a very different lifestyle.  For starters, check out the Opel automobile nestled rear starboard abaft the house of Belcanto.  I posted many cars on barges before, as here, second photo. […]

Seeing Red

Sterling Equipment’s Miss Yvette carries what has to be the most vivid red I’ve ever seen. And in that mist, the red seems lit from within. Well . . . starboard side to us, I see green. Miss Ila, Jay Michel, and Lynx all carry that same distinctive red. For the two photos directly above, many […]

Port of Old Saybrook

Today’s photos and text by my friend Lew, whose annotations I adapted. “Crews with lots of blue equipment have been dredging Old Saybrook North Cove off the CT River.  Though they’ve has been here since mid-November, this is about the first chance I got to take some pictures.  I was out for a late afternoon […]

Summer Training 2

Below is a photo of State of Maine taken off Antwerp, Belgium,  on 12 July 2016 and used with permission. Another recent visit to the sixth boro by an ocean academy training ship happened on July 19. The photo above and below were taken by Lew.  Golden Bear is currently steaming SW 100 nm off SW Puerto […]