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Patrice McAllister 2

The backdrop for Patrice and the barge that wants to go its own way is the Bronx. It’s under the Hell Gate RR Bridge, and past the WIWTP, which has its own fleet. I may have seen GT Bulkmaster before, but this is the first time to “see” it. It appears to yaw one way […]

LCM through Hell Gate

I had a notice, so when the LCM came around the bend, I was waiting.  This LCM I knew well from Jake Van Reenen operated it for barging in the Seaway areas of the 1000 Islands and Lake Ontario. The 1000 Islands is a very different environment than this, the East River headed into Hell […]

Harry McNeal, a TriFrame, and More

Tony Acabono wrote me that he was confused, although maybe he was not. As this approached and passed by, I was briefly confounded. The shape reminded me immediately of a tidal power installation in the East River, which I’d written about here 12 years ago. The three nodes of the structure on the barge are […]

Empire State VI Returns from Hurricane Duty

Here was the previous 2017 return, before the venerable vessel was called out for extraordinary duty in early September assisting in relief efforts after the devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. I caught these photos of the classic 565′ steamer–launched in 1962 as SS Oregon–from Roosevelt Island on a rainy blustery morning. She […]

GWA1: Narragansett Bay to the Sixth Boro

GWA stands “go[ing] west again,”  the next set of posts all attempting to catch myself and maybe you up, if you’re following along, with random and I hope interesting photos from the past almost three weeks.  I realize that catching up is impossible, and in this case while I had vacated the sixth boro, big […]

Summer Training 3

Here are the previous posts in this series.  This is the SUNY training ship’s return this past week from a “sea term” that began this way on May 10. This first set of photos comes from Roger Munoz, who took them from high above 74th Street.   That’s Roosevelt Island just to her far side, […]

SUNY Maritime Summer Sea Term Day 1 2016

Each year around this time, SUNY Maritime cadets go to sea.  Click here for photos from last year’s departure and here, for ports throughout the summer.  You can track the vessel here. Here was a clue that a ship was headed this way. The next three photos here come from Roger Munoz, high atop the 74th St […]

Random Tugs 161

I’ve done posts about the East River, like these, and I’ve done a post at least about canyons, but it’s never struck me as vividly as right now how much this part of the East River is like a canyon.  These too are images of the varied sixth boro. HMS Liberty pushes east past the […]

GHP&W 27

Know this water, more of a waterway than a harbor?  The distant buildings are a clue.  See the one just left of the center of bridge center, needle thin? Here’s another clue . . . the structure near the right side of the photo, like an old time gas station pump? Or this one left […]

SUNY Maritime Summer Sea Term

Day 1. May 11, 2015. Later on Day 1 Day 37, refueling near Gibraltar. Day 48, Belfast Yesterday, day 92 . . . south of the 59th Street Bridge, and cadets showing their sea legs by climbing to novel places! Still later yesterday . . . passing alongside Roosevelt Island, and almost home. Credits . . .  Steve […]