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Old Years 2020

I don’t celebrate holidays much, but “old year’s day” I take seriously, to look back and assess.  Today’s post features photos you may remember from 2020.  I chose these from the several thousand photos I put into public domain this year.  It’s a personal and subjective exercise;  on a different day I might choose another […]

Old Year 2018

I’ve mentioned before about my people the Dutch celebrating “old years day” on December 31.   As the child of immigrants, I’m blessed by this one of many ways they see the world differently, a perspective I’m happy to share.  So here is a retrospective of the year, the result of a process of scanning […]

Old Year 2017

The reference here is this post from the last day of 2011.  So the other day I found myself standing in front of the self-proclaimed “tree of knowledge,”  a place that also demanded that there be no smoke.  Tree of KNOWLEDGE!!!  Holy smokes! It was a cemetery of sorts, a mass grave where over 4000 […]

Old Year 2016

This is my Janus post . . . which I’ll start with a photo I took in January 2007 of an intriguing set of sculptures, since licensed to Trinity Church in Manhattan. Since I’ve tons to do today, comment will be minimal.  The photo below I took near the KVK salt pile on January 14, […]

Old Year 2011

My parents called December 31 “oud jaardag,” if I spelled that right . . . meaning “old year’s day.”  I like the idea of a “look back” day, a last chance to catch up, my opportunity to TRY to catch up on the social part of blogging.  Thanks to all of you who send me […]

100 Years to the Day

At some point, maybe days before April 23, 1921, at McDougall Duluth Shipyard, this vessel, Interwaterways Line Incorporated 101, or ILI 101, had taken shape on the ways. After it slid down the ways at launch, it was followed by four sisters, all before summer began in 1921.  The 101 traveled via the Soo, three […]

Too Cold to Identify

This is a variation on a post from two years ago. But I will identify nevertheless . . . at the end of this post.  Excuse the misleading title. Name the location of this serious sea smoke, aka sea fog. This is an easy location to guess . . . and the two photos that […]

New Harleys and Older

Wrangell, Alaska is almost 7000 sea miles from New York. Harley does have a number of fleets, but the Olympic fleet seems to have arrived in the sixth boro this month.   Ernest Campbell (1969) is one of several tugs that have retained the last name of the previous owner. C. F. Campbell (1975) is another. The […]

Port of Old Saybrook

Today’s photos and text by my friend Lew, whose annotations I adapted. “Crews with lots of blue equipment have been dredging Old Saybrook North Cove off the CT River.  Though they’ve has been here since mid-November, this is about the first chance I got to take some pictures.  I was out for a late afternoon […]

Arnold D

We came across this bridge inspection operation between E-13 and E-12 eastbound on the Canal in the town of Fonda, NY, not far from the speedway, which has hosted motor racing for 90 (!!) years,  and the fair, which is way older. But the other day, Arnold D, of Seaway Marine Group, stood by and […]