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From the Line Locker 30

Have you read or heard references to a “trackless sea” or “trackless deep”?  Last night I was looking a “whole ocean” views of traffic.  Notice the magenta stream?  Recall that the magenta arrowheads show recreational vessels.  The green (cargo ships) and red (tanker) arrowheads seem much more random, but the magenta . . . pink […]

From the Line Locker 29

First, see these three photos from 2009 with updates.  I passed by this spot in Seaford DE this past week . . . on a mission, and the former Flagship Nanticoke Queen restaurant is no more.  Only a graded lot remains where the USS McKeever Brothers (SP-683) WW1 patrol and minesweeper vessel and fishing boat […]

From the Line Locker 28

Recently reefed . . .   Jane.  I took this photo from the Arthur Kill in September 2016. Built in 1939 at Pusey and Jones, she went from Jane to Adam J to Jacklyn to Erica to Jane . . . and now to the bottom as a fish house off Jones Beach NY;  she lies […]

From the Line Locker 27

Here’s a photo from a friend who works for a naval architecture firm.  Guess the function of the completed vessel below. Here’s a rendering. To the gentleman from New Zealand from the William C. Daldy Preservation Society who recently inquired about functioning steam tugboats in the US, I can’t think of any.  Can any reader […]

From the Line Locker 26

It’s been a while since I used this miscellaneous title; in fact, it appeared not at all in 2019. Montreal awards the gold-headed cane, and the Welland Canal’s Port Colborne offers a beaver fur top hat, each a recognition of a maritime first at the start of the calendar year, but the sixth boro has […]

From the Line Locker 25

Two massive but indistinct enterprises loom offshore while a ketch motors in.  I understand that if I were near to one of those “loomers” . . . they’d be moving faster than I could swim, row, paddle, or walk . . . . I couldn’t identify the ketch, with the ever-ready bike on deck. What […]

From the Line Locker 24

Let’s start with two photos thanks to Ashley Hutto, first one from last year.  Remember the HRSG aka “the cyclops” that came down the Hudson?  Tomorrow, another is scheduled to start a journey, then heads for Bridgeport. Mister Jim above and below as platform, as well as Daisy Mae in the distance, will be involved […]

From the Line Locker 23

I’ve mentioned before that this is my miscellaneous category, although “everything” you pull out of your line locker or junk drawer is important for something, “miscellany” sounds dismissive. Here’s how this post  works:  I’ll put in no comment until the second time through.  Starting with the one below, see the man face mostly down in […]

From the Line Locker 22

. . . and in case you’re rummaging through your change drawer for some cash to buy something for yourself or someone else special, here are some ideas.  Buy a raffle ticket for an opportunity next summer to ride an Interlake Steamship vessel on the Great Lakes . . .  Here’s a post I did […]

From the Line Locker 21

This series handles my miscellaneous needs with updates, follow-ups, and oddments. Let’s start with the mage below.  Click on it and you’ll learn how soon a sixth boro GUP vessel transforms into dive attraction named Lady Luck.  Thanks to Mike Hatami for passing along this info. If the image below looks like a boat, it […]