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Pioneers in the Sixth Boro 2 and More

Here was the first one, two years ago.  Actually . . . this post should be called “waiting for Pioneer, ”  one 1885 steel and iron schooner, said to be transiting through the Kills back to South Street Seaport. But in the unpredictable ways of the sixth boro, this is the first Pioneer that showed up, […]

Pioneer Sails 2

The previous in the series was here.  I document the conclusion of that sail here.  After the jib gets dropped, the mate secures it on the headrig.  The link in that sentence gets you to a glossary; doubleclick enlarges fotos.  At Buck’s suggestion: music by  Richard Thompson and  Bob Neuwirth. In preparation to lower the […]

More Pioneer: Request

A bit of chain . . . and the onboard scenes like the ones I posted the past two days . . . these are the only views of Pioneer I got.  Simple request:  if you shot any good scenes of Pioneer heeled over or otherwise playing tag in the 20-30 mph winds on Thursday, […]

Pioneer Sails 1

Last fall I caught Pioneer from outboard; yesterday I rode Pioneer on its trip to welcome back schooner Anne and play with Erin Wadder.  This post is mostly intended to document the first part of that ride.  Before leaving the dock, captain and crew confer. This seasoned crew greets passengers as they transition from terra […]

Pioneers in the Sixth Boro

Whatzit?  Here here here are some previous answers to that question, but the foto below, is it abstract art?  I’d put it in a frame and hang it in my gallery.  And the title of this post, is it this sixth boro vessel, or this? Nope.  Here’s the one, but it turns out the name […]

Pioneer

…will soon be sailing again out of South Street Seaport. And it’s a beautiful thing.   I never make comparisons. Once the SSSM season is on, check out the Pioneer ride. Peerless. No comparisons, mind you, but imagine Pioneer up on plane like the YouTube clip. Then imagine Stad Amsterdam scudding along, all 700+ tons […]

Random Tugs 317

If you follow this blog, you know I look for novelty:  new vessels, new roles, new perspectives I don’t always even initially or ever understand.  Here’s for me a new boat, Cape Fear, 2018, another Sassafras class tug.   Brendan Turecamo, 1975,  has appeared here many times, but in the past week, I’ve seen her […]

June 2, 1973 Aftermath

The 1968-built  Chemical Pioneer is a long- and multiple-lived vessel.  Here‘s a photo of her, then known as C. V. Sea Witch, in 1970.  She entered history books in the sixth boro on the night of June 1 into 2, 1973, most of you likely know the story of her tragic encounter, fatal for 16 […]

Other Peoples Photos 81

From Capt Nemo, a few years ago, the 2000 Mary Gellatly high and dry and before she was Mackenzie Rose.  Also, I see Tasman Sea, Dace, an unidentified Bouchard, and Yemitzis. From KP, Dace getting her upper wheelhouse . . . over 10 years ago. From a Great Lakes Mariner, the oldest working ship on […]

Virtual Erie Canal 2W: Lockport to Brockport

Lock E-34 and E-35 are twins in several ways:  both have a lift/descent of 24.5′ and the top gate of E-34 is actually the bottom gate of E-35, as you can see here.  Tug DeWitt Clinton is about waiting to exit the bottom of E-34. About a quarter mile downstream, we look back at E-34, […]