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Meeting the Fleet 2019b

Wednesday was such a spectacular day for parading into NYC’s Upper Bay that even the cormorant took notice. USS New York had this Osprey on its deck, surrounded by a crew of sailors and marines. Previous appearances of USS New York, in the harbor and on this blog, can be found here.   Also in […]

Meeting the Fleet 2019a

See that lineup . . .   it can mean only one thing, and it’s not the invasion of 300 enemy warships.  Here are some of those meeting the fleet . . . And here the fleet, part of the vessels . . .. Three Forty Three does the honors. The lead gray ship has […]

Meeting the Fleet 2017 b

In case you’re wondering which vessel(s) will be where, here’s the listing.  These photos are ordered in the sequence they passed lower Manhattan. USCGC Hamilton WMSL-753,less than three years old, is home-ported in Charleston  . . . and Seattle.   How does that work?   RV Neil Armstrong AGOR-27 replaced the venerable RV Knorr, mentioned […]

Meeting the Fleet 2017 a

Here are the posts I did each of the past two years.  I’ll call this the beginning of the processional.  How many government vessels do you count in the photo below? Carefully screened support vessels–Rana Miller, Elizabeth McAllister, and Resolute— lead the procession, here past Ellis Island, while small craft of the NYC Navy and […]

Meeting the Fleet 2016

This collage of orange and blue indicates that something unusual approaches . . . 0846 hr . . . 0904     Atlantic Salvor might have been headed out on a long range mission, but at this point, I realized this mission would begin in the Lower Bay of the sixth boro along with lots of […]

Meeting the Fleet 2015

Here’s the fleet arrival extravaganza from three years ago.  And here are installments 1  2 and 3 of the arrival of a special vessel of the LPD set. I got my spot early, and had some surprises . . . like this medium endurance cutter heading OUT to meet the fleet. There were also these four […]

Virtual Erie Canal 10: Three Locks to Lake Ontario

The Oswego River is the second largest river flowing into Lake Ontario, but it feels in places like a stream.  I don’t have to tell you what the largest river into Ontario is, I hope. If you study the east bank, lots of traces of the original 1828 Oswego Canal, a verdant mudbank and even […]

More Capes

Naming vessels after capes is entirely understandable, given their labeling and navigational importance.  This post follows up on one thanks to Kyle Stubbs from a few months back featuring photos he took in Mississippi, not this one more recently with photos from Mike Abegg taken near the Brooklyn shipyard. Serendipity brought this following set together, […]

Random Tugs 257

New in town but probably only in as a transient . . . It’s Michael L. Daigle, fleet mate of some Hebert boats that have also passed through the sixth boro and likely working on a dredging project in the region.  Note the white horizontal supports above the wheelhouse door on either side.  I’m guessing they’re […]

Random Tugs 252

Resolute rotates into the sixth boro now and again;  her truly best and bushiest fendering make her a welcome sight whenever.  I believe this is the last time I saw her here almost two years ago. Janet D first appeared on this blog here, three years ago.  And here’s something I never realized (or if […]