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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. […]

KVK Dawn 6

Steve Munoz took the first three photos in October 1986 from Borenquin.  The tug identified as Kathryne E. McAllister appears to be the one from 1975, now known as Brendan Turecamo.  Borenquin lived many lives between launching in Vancouver WA in 1945 and scrapping in Beihei CH (near the northeastern border of Vietnam) in 1989. […]

Random Tankers 5

How about a random sample, as the title says.  Afrodite, launched 2005, and dwt of 53k.  I believe that was Normandy arriving.  Usma, not US Military Academy because that’s at West Point NY, but a 2007 tanker with a dwt of 53k. Seameridian, 2001 and right around 50k. Seaenvoy, same fleet as Meridian, but launched […]

Second Lives 30

The photo below shows Neptune, a survey vessel doing wind farm related work.  It was first posted here in late July 2019. As of Monday morning, this vessel has been anchored in Gravesend for over 24 hours.  Previously she was Neptune with that wilder paint job.  EGS loosely expands to “earth sciences & surveying” and […]

Random Tankers 2

That more tankers and fuel barges arrive in the sixth boro in the colder months is just my hunch;  maybe someone reading this can supply numbers to prove or disprove this.  It would make sense, given that there’s the need for heating.  In any case, let’s look at some vessels in town in recent months.  […]