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Brendan Turecamo and Marjorie B McAllister

These two boats have a lot in common:  built a year apart in the same shipyard and more. Without being aboard, I’d say they were products of the same designed and may appear to be twins,  A surprising feature they share is the telescoping upper wheelhouse that allows visibility when needed.   I say they […]

Winds of March

It’s March in the boro, so Sunday the temperatures surged up to 70, and this morning’s rain turned into snow at 36 degrees;  yesterday was windy, with dramatic clouds scudding across the sky on chilling gusts.  So when Jonathan C. Moran headed back into the KVK after assisting a ship out the door, this was […]

CB 2019 M

Anna May is not anime, not matter how much they sound alike.  She’s a cargo boat, sometimes carrying horses over to Mackinac Island. Here she is at the St Ignace dock. And the 906 Express . . . she’s AF’s landing craft mail boat, Mackinac Island’s version of the supply boat Ojibway or the mail […]

Random Tugs 369

Happy spring.  All photos in this post were taken in winter two days ago and over a six-hour period.  Before noon, the five boros and the next state were obscured out of existence. I really think they didn’t exist during those hours, just like the imaginary sun crossed (??) the imaginary equator at 11:33 NYC […]

Canal Reef Express 4c

Hats off to Glenn Raymo for figuring out where to be to catch this tow at first light. I know it’s fruitless to wonder whether any archive has photos of any previous trip Ward’s Island made on the Hudson.  The only other trip it’s made may have been northbound in the late 1930s. Hats off […]

Canal Reef Express 4b

What is that? asked one gentleman standing at beside a lock.  The geese took no chances and scurried as it approached. From this angle, its ferry origins are quite evident.  Scroll to compare with SS Columbia and SS Astoria. This is the bow of Ward’s Island;  she’s departing the way she arrived around 1937 but stern […]

Canal Reef Express 4a

Here are the previous posts in this series.  And here are the posts I’ve done earlier on the 1929 Ward’s Island, whose builder’s plate photo I took in October 2016.  I was told it was removed some time ago and is in a safe place.  Here was my first post on “Ward’s.” As a baseline photo […]

Exotics 16

Here the previous posts on exotics, vessels not typically seen in the sixth boro.  I take the label from birders, as they use it to classify birds. Regulus is a 2014 product of Thoma-Sea in conjunction with TAI. She left to go offshore yesterday, but she’d been at the Bayonne dry dock at least a […]

Canal Reef Express 3

Following on the photos from April 29 and May 19, here is finale for Tender 6 and Reliable of Utica.  As of this posting, they are 2.5 nautical miles off Shinnecock and 80′ down, precisely placed and not sunk.  My guess is that soon this section of this chart will be updated. Here is the […]

Rose In Again

Not quite half a year ago, I caught Rose from the sunny side.   This undifferentiated mass in the Ambrose Channel yesterday was quite impressive as well. As a reference, the towers of the VZ Bridge towers in 693′.  The length of the tugboat in the foreground is just under 90′. I’ve not pointed out […]