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Robbins Reef 3

Here are previous posts in this series. And today, April 1, I’m not fooling;  Noble Maritime Collection is a “must see” in NYC.  You can actually see their buildings from the KVK, just west of the salt pile.  Their latest exhibition is called “Robbins Reef Lighthouse:  A Home in the Harbor,” a collection of works by […]

Robbins Reef 2

Many thanks to Erin Urban, executive director of Noble Maritime for those photos and information. What’s this? The interior view is unique;  the exterior  . . . of course has been seen so often that your eyes might see right past it.  This beacon in the harbor has appeared in countless tugster posts, and will […]

Robbins Reef

. . . sometimes aka Kate’s Light.   And I did a Katherine Walker post here without including the light in that post.   So here’s my attempt at amends.  All Robbins Reef today . . . The tug Robbins Reef is an ex-army tug, sibling of 8th Sea, built in 1953 in Fells Point […]

Random Tugs 251

Here’s a different perspective on the sixth boro, different from my more usual ones.  And in this morning light, Sarah Ann looks like a beauty as she heads somewhere past Robbins Reef Light and well . . . along that island. Let’s continue trying to get some different POVs.  Patricia has some fine lines here […]

Ever Lambent Again

It seemed just a few weeks ago I’d seen her, but it was just over 60 days, the time it takes to get from the sixth boro to China and back.  But there she was passing Robbins Reef Light. Starboard and port, she was controlled, starboard, port, and     more.   Evergreen was founded […]

Between Bayonne’s Tanks

Click on the image below for an interactive map of this portion of the sixth boro.  Right now at about the 9 o’clock position you see two small white specks.  They are the huge spherical tanks seen off Barbara McAllister‘s stern. Consider the size of the wraparound stairs and you’ll understand why locally they’re called “gorilla’s […]

Random Tugs 151

The first photos here comes from John Jedrlinic, who took the one immediately below in Norfolk in August.  So far as I know, Julie Anne has not yet seen the sixth boro. I’m also not sure A. J. McAllister has seen the sixth boro.  Believe it or not, A. J. dates from 2003, built in Panama […]

From the Line Locker 19

Here’s an index of the previous “locker” posts. Let’s start with a photo from a secret salt seeking an identification.  All I know is that this photo of an “old army tug” was taken in 1982 and that the building in the background is the Brooklyn Army Terminal, a frequent background in sixth boro photos […]

Wavertree to Caddell Dry Dock 1

But first, many thanks to Bjoern Kils of New York Media Boat for the enjoyable ride aboard his RHIB Amundsen.   I’ve decided to divide the photos into two posts.  These cover the first 15 minutes (!!) of the trip to the yard. Bartholdi was finishing up his copper creation a year AFTER Wavertree began […]

Small Tugs 3

The first four photos come with many thanks to Bonnie frogma, the intrepid “river rat” who’s currently devoting lots of time to preparations for arrival to the sixth boro of Hokule’a.  I know nothing about this particular Lil Toot. Bonnie took these photos on Jamaica Bay.  Note the cliffs of Manhattan in the distance. Emily […]