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Port of Venezia 2

Low bridge, lower air draft, refrigeration box on the cargo area, hand cart loaded with boxes . . . that’s how your food and drink must be delivered in Venice. Notice in white letters forward on the reefer box . . . “order and delivery” in Italian. Here are two more such cold delivery boats. […]

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 […]

Special Cheer Port of Philadelphia

Many thanks to Lisa Kolibabek for these photos.  Any guesses what’s happening here, besides a green tug approaching a RORO? See the mariners?  Lowering something? Another ship . . . . Dropping a line . . . What’s that bag at the end of the line between the vessels? Aha!   I include these photos […]

Port of Venezia 1

I’ve never been to Venice, a fact I’d love to remedy soon;  maybe I have to visit it soon.  The third photo in this recent post about lighthouses had a mystery location.  Congratulations to Tommy Bryceland, who guessed it was Venice. Since large ships do call in Venice, there must be rimorchiatori aka tugboats, like […]

Port of Sorel-Tracy

The cities of Sorel and Tracy surround the Richelieu River –flowing under those bridges–at the point it empties Lakes Champlain River into the Saint Lawrence.  I’ll admit from the start that I can hardly say I know this place, but here are some photos taken as we passed. Sunny Young was taking on a grain […]

Port of Albany 2

What gives the location away . . . if you’ve never seen Albany, is the prolate spheroid along the right side of the photo.   Prolate spheroid?  Think football.  But actually that one is called the egg.  It’s a performing arts center, and I’ve never been inside. Albany is the new home of Marie J. Turecamo. […]

Port of Oswego 2

The previous post in this series shows the port in  the late 19th century, so I’d say it’s high time to update.  This lighthouse dates to 1934, and I’ve long wondered why the buildings have not received a much-needed re-painting. Oceanis appears not to be a commercial vessel, at least not now, but the hull […]

Port of Akureyri

I’ve done a few dozen “port of” posts in the past few years. I won’t tell you where Akureyri is yet, but the geography is a clue. So is the name of this pilot boat, which was built in this port.  Sleipnir was built in 1995, with dimensions 52′ x 16.4′ and is powered by a single 700 […]

Port of Oswego 1

Many thanks to Ken Deeley for sending along these photos of the port of Oswego in 1890.  I’ll take the panorama below and divide it into three parts, left to right. Yachts shown gathered below in Oswego for an event of the Lake Yachts Racing Association are (l to r) Oriole, Bison, Lotus, Lolantha, Yama*, Merle, Maud B, […]

Port of Southport

I visited Southport once before, six years ago, when I met a wonderful gentleman who showed off his 1938 restored fishing boat Solomon T, here. This time a small dredge operation was going on near shore, involving P&L’s Hercules.  Also there was Sea Oak (whose fleet mates have some great names here)  and   Candice L.  Thanks to […]