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Rounding Bergen Point 6

Here are the previous posts in the series. The bow of the ship, the park, and Newark International tower could establish the location, as could the stern of the ship and the signage on the bridge lower right. How many tugboats do you spot?  What do you now about them and the ship from colors […]

Rounding Bergen Point 5

Faber Park aka the swimming pool has become one of my favorite places to watch the behemoths pass.The next set of photos I took in about 10 minutes. I’m in awe of the skills involved . . . navigation and communication. This is a tight turn. x Four tugboats–Ellen, Rowan, Capt. Brian, and Eric–keep it […]

Rounding Bergen Point 4

Nineteen boxes wide! And stacked higher behind the bridge than in front of it. It was a windy day, and Alex did her part to ensure she rounded the bend. Eric on the starboard bow was there if needed to thrust the bow within the channel. And at the opposite stern, Capt. Brian A.  could […]

Rounding Bergen Point 3

Before returning to bends around points on other rivers, I want to share some photos I took yesterday, first in a while at Bergen Point.  Here’s the set-up out of Newark Bay. I’d love to know the tension of the line up from Marjorie. Ellen pushes on the port stern quarter, and Robert counters on […]

Rounding Bergen Point 2

10:18  Note Shooters Island.  Charles D. McAllister is on port bow, out of sight.  An unidentified Vane unit (yellow front) stands off to allow the containership to round the bend.  Maurania III is on starboard near stern. Bergen Point is more than a 90-degree turn. 10:21  With the Zim ship through the turn, the Vane unit moves through.  The […]

Rounding Bergen Point 1

That bit of land on the upper right of the foto is Bergen Point.  The shadow I hope you recognize as my favorite bridge, and the Sunday morning light plays with the water, bridge, and the pinkish bulbous bow. Here, at 10:14 the tug is 1967-built Charles D. McAllister, featured in countless posts in my archive. […]

Random Tugs 268

Back in the sixth boro . . . it’s a head-on shot of Thomas J. Brown, with multiple icons of the harbor behind her. Mister T pushes some loaded barges out east beneath the 59th Street Bridge in the photo below, and tows twice as many empties westbound in the next photo. Mary Turecamo shifts […]

Road Fotos 48

Road trips sometimes include portions on water.  That’s the way this post begins.  First, let’s boat up the Saguenay.  On the north side, we pass Hotel Tadoussac and to its right, the 1747 chapel, Canada’s oldest wooden church. Around the point is the Tadoussac ferry rack.  I could do more boat posts from this trip…. […]

Road Fotos 43

The photo below I took almost two years ago . . . the mouth of the Richelieu.  Enter here and you’ll get to Lake Champlain, and of course anywhere in the contiguous watery world. But the rest of the photos here I took along the right bank of the St Lawrence, driving northeast between the […]

1964 Sixth Boro c

This next batch were all taken from the deck of tug Dalzellaird. Steve writes:  “Captain Bob Munoz helped us aboard the tug Dalzellaird at 0800 hours. His tug was normally the Dalzellera, but it was out of service for many months because of damage to the variable pitch propeller and awaiting replacement parts from Holland. […]