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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. […]

Panama Day 1

Day 1 . . . and I won’t call these “road fotos” since this was the arrival . .   the Pacific side from  . . . 10,000 feet? It appears that from noon to 6 pm all traffic, like Senatore, went south to the Pacific. Those are the container cranes of port of Balboa beyond […]

CMA CGM T. Roosevelt

I’m happy to lead with two photos Lydia Wong took last September when CMA CGM T. Roosevelt arrived on her first voyage into the sixth boro.  Like “new car smell” T. Roos carried an atypically uniform CMA CGM container load, at least along the edges; they’re ALL blue. When Lydia took these, I was somewhere […]

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 […]

Weather 10

Here are previous weather posts, and although today the sixth boro and surrounding land masses are experiencing the first serious snowfall this season, this post is not about that.  Rather, it’s about something I saw and felt yesterday, when it was 65 degrees F for a few midday hours.  65!! So here was the weather […]

Touchdown

The body language is clear:  “Touchdown.”  The surroundings and uniform, however, are way wrong. Pull back a little and . .. yup . . . definitely not football or rugby.  It’s Sun Right leaving town for the Panama Canal around 11:30 today. Watch her make the swing at Bergen Point leveraged by Ellen McAllister at […]

Morning KVK 3

0r . . . from Creativity to a Barefoot Princess in the time some folks sleep in on Saturday mornings. 0826 . . . from my office near Snug Harbor, I see this parcel tanker pass inbound. 0828, from near to far . . . Morton S. Bouchard Jr. , Creativity, and UACC Falcon on […]