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Newest Hull(s) 13

I’ve used this title a dozen times before, but never have four relatively recent hulls shared sixth boro waters until now, at least not that I’m aware of. So let’s start here with an obvious logo and a name I couldn’t quite parse, Viking Octantis, until I realized it was named for a star visible […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 14

As of March 1, 2022, CMA CGM Adonis was still in the shipyard, not yet delivered.  By March 31, the vessel was in Qingdao and loaded, casting off lines.  And April 29, 2022, she had a Sandy Hook pilot on board and was proceeding up the Ambrose Channel, making her first ever cargo call anywhere. […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 12

How about a new day, a new month, a new year, and a new hull in the sixth boro!  Can you recognize the profiles sans color? As it passes Norton Point inbound, you begin to make out the color. Once well inside Gravesend Bay–that’s the west end of Coney Island in the background–the colors increase […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 10

Here are previous iterations, newest hulls that have become less new hulls.  Look closely just forward of the ferry and you’ll see a ready-made caption that this ferry is NEW. I’m also pretty sure this is the first post featuring Dann Ocean’s Colonel. The ferry departed the shipyard in panhandle Florida only eight days before.  […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 9

Kudos to Allen Baker for catching this boat coming through, and as of Friday morning she’s still in the boro even though she’s headed for Norfolk, I believe. Have a look at her and see if you can tell any differences between this new boat and a long evolutionary string of Moran boats depicted here […]

Newest Hull(s) in the Sixth Boro 11

Meagan Ann is not new, but that blue coaming on the barge looks to be. Witte 3301 came into the harbor via Ambrose the other day for the very first time. pushed by Meagan Ann.  Recently launched in Erie PA, the barge, which I estimate to be about 220′, was brought to the sixth boro […]

Newest Hull (s) in the Sixth Boro 8

Janice Ann Reinauer came on line at some point in the past few months, but this is my first viewing light. She’s bigger and more powerful than the previous boat by that name:  113′ x 35′ v. 82′ x 24′ and 4720 hp v. 2200. She might be a carbon copy of the 2013 Dean […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 7

She first came through bit over a month ago, but I missed her.  But two days ago, I had no work,  a coin or two in my pocket and nothing to interest me on shore,  I decided to do my Otis Redding thing, and look at the watery world  . . . Seeing this new […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 6

. . . or at least among the newest. Above,  the new Governors Island ferry–I am a bit late with this but had not seen it until a few days ago–and the previous one–Coursen–meet.  For a vintage photo of Coursen with a USCG bowstripe, click here. I believe it carries vehicles as well as passengers, […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 4

Superlatives, like newest, biggest, worst, most sophisticated . . . , will always be temporary designations.  Not long ago, Cape Henry held the distinction of newest tugboat in the boro, but since then, another has arrived.  And in our temporal world, the future will bring another with that uniqueness . . . Evening Breeze came […]