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Cold Pink

Prior pink posts can be found here.  Given the dramatic drop in temperatures the sixth boro has been in three days–from 57 to 17 or so– I had no choice but to call this cold pink, or frigid magenta if you prefer.  ONE Hawk has been on this blog before here. But think about it […]

Magenta 1

I had several “pink” posts, but let’s go with the official designation of the hue, magenta.  Magenta, believe it or not, is a term for the created color derived from an Italian town where a significant battle took place in 1859!!  How’s that for obscure. In June I caught ONE Hawk (again) and ONE Munchen. […]

Random Sixth Boro 13

Here was the post I’d planned for yesterday, put together in a moment when I thought a single focus was too elusive, random scenes, like a container ship anchored off Stapleton, elusive detail in a set all diverging from usual patterns.  Or seeing a Mein Schiff vessel in town after a hiatus… with Wye River passing […]

Hazy Gray Sea Daze of Summer

“Scarlet Begonias” has a line “the sky was yellow but the sun was blue…”  Well, you may have noticed the sun this morning here was pink and bluish;  the sky was a uniform gray, and  that made the water gray as well.  Thank the Canadians . . . well, the smoke from wildfires in western […]

ONE Maxim

Not all pink container ships are huge, not all are ULCVs.    ONE (Ocean Network Express) is a huge alliance of vessels, some of which started out as MOL vessels, and of those, some have lost the MOL to ONE prenom, as is the case with ONE Maxim. Even on an overcast morning, the pink magenta […]

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 […]

Out of the Bayou 8

This post covers a day and a half of travel, shown in pink and green.  You’ll understand why by the end of this post. We departed Chandeleur Islands and headed for Mississippi’s Gulf Islands, part of a National Seashore. In the distance off Pascagoula, we saw Crowley tug Achievement and her barge.   No Worries […]

For the Birds 16

This September post gives a clue about why I pay attention to the birds when waiting for a ship.  Of course, buffleheads migrate into the sixth boro in late autumn and stay until spring.  But since the onset of 2022, birds have been everywhere, including the names on ships.  Check AIS or the waters themselves […]

Pink 3

Today I caught the stork, one stork. I had work to do, but I just couldn’t let this big cherry blossom magenta vessel pass unrecorded, especially not on a sunny late October day.  Besides, I could work twice as hard the next few days . . .. Wait . . . I thought it was […]

Random ULCVS 10

Most of you know that dawn is my favorite time. Yesterday dawn–between 0545 and 0645–was quite busy;  two of the five vessels that transited the KVK were among the largest–so far–that call in the sixth boro. Pink sky with gradations, faded purple Brooklyn, huge but silent shapes, and spots of artificial lights. Birds silhouetted and […]