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Narrows Dawn 4

Here are previous installments.  What’s different here is that in this case I’m inside  the Narrows and shooting to the east and north. Yankee passes in light before sunrise. I rotate the lens 90 degrees to the right and Margaret stands by along with James D to support Maersk Chicago, anchored in Stapleton.  As I […]

Narrows Dawn 3

I know others witnessed dawn this morning as the big pink ship came in . . . . By the way, if you were naming this ONE “bird” ULCV based on this morning’s color, which bird would you choose?  Nah . . . it wasn’t that.  More later. All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Narrows Dawn 2

It’s been a while since I used this title.  I went there yesterday morning to have a long walk but beat the impending heat.  Besides, a setting moon over Staten Island beckoned, and I had to be up early anyhow to milk the cows . . .. Well, that was a kink in the time […]

Morning 2022

Consider this to be in the spirit of Dawn 2021.  I wasn’t there at dawn because the ship I wanted to catch–CMA CGM Von Humboldt–departed in the 0’darks, but I arrived a bit later, cold notwithstanding. The first tugboat I photographed in 2022 was Zeus!  Truth be told, her profile against the Raritan highlands was […]

Names 44

See at what point you can read the name of this tanker.  Then ask yourself what it’s registry is. Launched in 2009, her previous name was Caspian Galaxy.   Backlit photos have their own mystery. So now you’ve got the name, I suppose . . . what’s the registry?   China Dawn is a fairly […]

Random Tugs 295

Blessings of summer heat, if you don’t have to work out in it, are best relished right after dawn, or from the shade.  I chose the first option here as Barney Turecamo, made up to Georgia, gets an assist in rotating from Turecamo Girls. Once pointed, a burst of power from its 5100hp EMDs commits […]

Something Different 67 B

Part A was  here.  Here is the start of the actual trip on the Integrated Tug Barge (ITB) that led to this blog. Giant pusher tugs like the ITB Major Vangu were sometimes referred to as K-boats, because they ran between key river cities of Kinshasa and Kisangani. Waterfalls above Kisangani and below Kinshasa blocked […]

Exotics 11

This is yet again a nautic scene in the Narrows, so I’ll bet you’re wondering why this title. It doesn’t appear all that exotic either, compared with other posts of this title.   But I’m thinking someone might be reaching way back to an epic if pungent voyage in 1987 and figuring this out.   […]

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 […]

Front Line

Did you hear about Peak Pegasus, the vessel racing to get US soybeans into China before retaliatory 25% tariffs are slapped on?  More on Peak Pegasus at the end of this post. Well, these two container ship had no need to hurry into the sixth boro, yet here’s something I’ve never seen before . . […]