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Retro Sixth Boro 19

i.e., the 19th month in a row that I’ve posted photos from exactly 120 months before.  Well, although it’s not always this hazy, the Statue still looks the same, but Responder no longer carries that boom or works in the sixth boro, and neither that bridge nor Coho looks the same. Coral Sea Queen has been […]

Retro Sixth Boro 18

Let’s go back to September 2009.  CMA CGM Marlin, launched 2007,  was the standard size back then . . .  The 5092-teu vessel has since been scrapped, after only nine years of service!! Over a dozen sailing barges came to NYC to sail in New York waters in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the […]

Retro Sixth Boro 17

This feature of the blog serves to look back at this month exactly a decade ago, i.e., photos from my archives from exactly 120 months back. John B. Caddell was still kept compliant, spruced up, and –I assume–profitable. Nathan E. Stewart commemorated a tragic incident but it worked on the East Coast to redeem itself. […]

Retro Sixth Boro 16

Here for some context is a post with drawings bowsprite did exactly a decade ago … . I took the photo below of the same setting. Whole fleets that existed a decade ago are gone.  For example, K-Sea has been subsumed.  Some boats like Maryland are still in the boro, others are still on the […]

Retro Sixth Boro 15

It’s that time again . . .  a glance back at exactly a decade ago.  Back in June 2009, the 400th anniversary of the Half Moon going up the Hudson kicked off with a 20th century version of the Half Moon going up the Hudson.  Note the banner hung to the old TZ Bridge along […]

Retro Sixth Boro 14

I hope you all are enjoying these glances back a decade as much as I enjoy putting them together.  If you weren’t paying attention back then, this hints at how much the traffic in the harbor has changed, just as it has on the roads.  If you were watching back in spring 2009, you might […]

Retro Sixth Boro 13

April 2009 . . . a decade ago but it’s still palpable and present. How could I not remember the morning before work I stood on the Elizabethport dock wishing the punch-in clock mechanism would slow to a pace slower than McAllister Responder and McAllister Sisters helping Eagle Boston ooze toward her Linden berth . […]

Retro Sixth Boro 12

March 2009 . . . Stephen Scott here passes Port Ivory, near my old job, pushing RTC 70.   I’m still looking for Stephen Scott photo is her new profile, sans upper wheelhouse.  Port Ivory was an intriguing place name for me when I first moved here;  once a North Shore Branch of the SIRR […]

Retro Sixth Boro 11

My rules for this series:  all photos need to have come from the month in focus but exactly 10 years earlier.  It’s a good way to notice change. Take Capt. Log.  I used to love seeing that boat, now long scrapped.  I have photos of her as a heap of scrap pieces and have never […]

Retro Sixth Boro 10

In only ten years, a lot of changes have happened in the sixth boro.  I wish I’d started this blog 30 years ago to document even more, but 1988 predated blogs, the internet, and digital photography.  Wow . . . how did people relate back then? Joking aside, let’s see some that have moved on. […]