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But then there’s the NYC Ferry opened service just over two years ago.  Here’s my post on Day 1, when I rode the ferry from Wall Street to Rockaway and back.  Somehow I’d missed news about the source of  names like Ocean Queen RockStar and Rainbow Cruise.  Other names include Urban Journey, Friendship Express, Lunch […]

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Uh . . . Other than that the name of the vessel below seems entirely Thai, I don’t know what to say. Want a list of Stolt tankers?  Click here. Sypress, I believe, is the Norwegian name for the conifer tree spelled differently in English.  For all the ones already posted in tugster, click here. […]

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Quick  . ..  name the ship name the ONE vessel  . . . The first three photos were taken Sunday by Bjoern of the New York Media Boat. And if you know the tugs in the sixth boro you have a 75% chance of naming all tugs here too . . .   three of […]

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Here are all the previous names posts. I sometimes take photos and imagine how I’ll use them, and then later, another photo offers great juxtaposition.  Like this one.  I used it before here. But then another photo jumps into my vantage point and camera, and suggests a different use.  We have The Commissioner above and […]

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or . . . whatever happened to Surfer Rosa?  As it turns out, she’s still around and at sea, headed from Houston to Iran.  Hmm.  Do you realize there is a surfing scene in Iran? SBI Subaru?  It has nothing to do with the automobile; instead, it’s named for the same constellation as the automobile, […]

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Given the number of posts I’ve done on names, you’re right to assume they fascinate me.  Of course, the names are just placeholders, but much preferable these names to numbers.   This recent salt ship, for example, could be called Ever Lion . . . if Evergreen had chosen to use animals rather than qualities […]

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Sometimes posts just write themselves, like this one.  After seeing someone else post a photo of a large tugboat named Abundance and a barge named Stymie, I had to follow suit.  I tried unsuccessfully to find what or where Densa is. Arctic Breeze as a spring morning dawns? Ah . . . the good lord […]

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Here’s the series. And there, look at that name.   No, not that one. .. this one.  And the paint job–or time elapsed since the most recent one–lends authenticity to the name. She looks to have been “rode hard and put away wet,” but that expression may just apply to horses and this bulk carrier […]

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Thanks to Gerard Thornton for use of these photos. Steppenwolf, or at least strutting gull.  Beneath the wheel, or at least the wheels of the cranes.  The Glass Bead Game, or at least the metal box shifting enterprise.   Journey to the East, or at least shuttling between east and west and all the other […]

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This Dutch Girl might be lost . . . parked along the Calcasieu (CAL-ca-zew) River in Cameron, LA.  Anyhow, she’s not to be mistaken for the Dutch Girl that fishes the sixth boro in the cold months. Pretty Jewelry . . . getting caught by false promises can be trouble . . .  Click here for […]