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New York Media Boat 2

The NY Media Boat has a pick up point in Manhattan, but I chose to board the boat at Liberty Landing in Jersey City, where this view of lower Manhattan awaits. From here, our goal was almost 20 nm away, even though we’d not take the shortest route.  Some tasks call for efficient and direct […]

Three Kings 2

I’d planned something else for today, but then I saw the tree!  See it on the bow of Pilot No 2 New Jersey?  And that reminded me it was Three Kings day, Epiphany.   The colors are always best when wind chills are biting.   Pilot No 2 and the smaller boat, America, went out as […]

Meeting the Fleet 2022 A

Scouts?  Patrol?  Search pattern?  First and foremost, it’s to honor our war dead, and there are too many of those, even the walking wounded and dead…. Thanks to New York Media Boat, I caught the fleet from a different angle, all while respecting the safety zones. Note the unmistakeable red of a McAllister tugboat on […]

Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Ambrose Channel late morning yesterday saw the arrival of this vessel, 321′ x 41′ and with that pennant flying from the masthead at 157′. Launched in 1914 in Bremerhaven, and having changed national registry many times, Statsraad Lehmkuhl is on its One Ocean Expedition, having left Norway in August. New York is one of 36 […]

Pilot Boat No. 1 February 2022 Update

It’s back, and with reconstruction complete, training can begin.  To see how the new pilot boat got to this point, see updates here from May and August 2020.  For a glimpse of the 1972 vessel this one replaces, click here.   The 1972 pilot boat measures 155′ x 28′;  this rebuilt 1993 OSRV measures 210′ x […]

Grain de Sail 3

Barebones post today . . .  since these photos I took between 1030 and 1130.  By now, 1230, they’ve dropped the pilot at the end of Ambrose and set a course for . . .  warmer weather and (but first sails need to be raised… and adjusted.) … warmer weather in Dominican Republic, where a […]

Cranes: Weeks 533 Again

Here was the first post in this series, but Wednesday I caught the crane again, this time being handled by a regular in the boro as well as a newcomer named Brinn Courtney, who appeared here once before as Patricia Winslow.  Thinking the better shot would be with Manhattan as background, we opted for the […]

Other Peoples Photos 98

Thanks to Bjoern of New York Media Boat, it’s  . . .  LCU 1657.  This was last week, March 2022 At first glance I thought it was a landing craft with a large add-on wheelhouse.  Later I noticed the landing craft was being pushed by a small tugboat named Pierson.  I’m not familiar with this […]

Grain de Sail

I look forward to seeing this wine transporter up close in a few days.  Meanwhile, hat tip to Bjoern Kils of NY Media Boat for getting this one.  Cargo . .  includes 18,000 bottles of French wine, many varieties. Many thanks, Bjoern.  See his blog here.  See Grain de Sail website in English here.

Sixth Boro Details 10

I’ve been meaning to ask about this lumber on the piers at Red Hook container terminal.  Not quite a year ago an unusual looking vessel called Mozu Arrow deposited these bundles of lumber.  Here‘s another shot showing all the bundles.  All through the stories of lumber being outrageously expensive,  this lumber stayed here.  In some […]