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Stormy Aftermath 18 Months

Near the upper left corner is JFK airport and the barrier beach along the bottom is the city of Long Beach, NY. The map makes clear how much of the debris swept off the barrier beach called Long Beach  went into low lying marshes waiting to float off again at any higher tide and clutter […]

Stormy Aftermath 7 Months 7 Days

Sandy pushed this 1941 vessel ashore on Staten Island late last October.  The registered owner was from another continent and possibly no longer alive due to unrelated circumstances.  The city took charge and the sheriff’s auction happened today. Viewing and inspection happened from this vantage point.  Sheriffs offered binoculars, though none with x-ray capability. Before […]

Stormy Aftermath 5

I know the sixth boro sees lots of RO-RO traffic, these almost hermetically sealed vessels like CSAV Rio Aysen that allow vehicles to roll on or roll off a port.    This is the time of year when new year models of automobiles are heavily advertised.  It’s also a time post-Sandy when folks are looking […]

Stormy Aftermath 4

I’ve headed into a different part of the sixth boro each of the past three days . . . today was the North River . . .  passenger terminal, since three cruise ships came in around 0700 hrs . . . Gem and Brilliance, shown here, as well as Caribbean Princess, still outside the Narrows […]

Stormy Aftermath 3

It appears that Staten Island ferry John J. Marchi was crossing the Upper Bay just before 1800 hrs.  Otherwise, it was still mostly government boats like NOAA S-222 Thomas Jefferson, performing post-storm hydrographic surveys.  I took this foto back in early September 2012.  Buoys move, debris lurks, and bottom depths change.  Assessing and correcting these […]

Stormy Aftermath 2

I took all these fotos this morning.  First, here’s the ashoremost portion of John B Caddell in the parking lot waterside of Edgewater Drive, roughly across from the Clifton*** Staten Island Railroad stop.  After being delivered from RTC Shipbuilding in Camden, NJ in mid-December 1941, she has come to her end.  Most of her life […]

Stormy Aftermath 1

Foto below was taken on this date last year . . . October 30, 2011, the morning after last season’s ONLY significant snowfall in/around the sixth boro. And a sad series here . . . alongside the red vessels John J. Harvey and lightship Frying Pan . . .   Bounty at Pier 66 Manhattan in […]

Irene Aftermath 1

Quickie here, thanks to AIS and John Watson, who manages to stay aloft in his  . . . would you believe stealthy hot air balloon?  Anyhow, believe that or not, check out this line of vessels between Poughkeepsie southward to West Point . . . as of 0900 hours today.  Note that Bremer Johanna–in the […]

Retro Sixth Boro 8

One satisfying thing to me about these retro posts is noticing how much the local fleet has changed.  All these photos I took in November 2008.  Coral Queen was scrapped at least eight or nine years ago.  Maersk Donegal has had two name changes since 2008, now know as Santa Priscila, and no longer calls […]

From the Line Locker 21

This series handles my miscellaneous needs with updates, follow-ups, and oddments. Let’s start with the mage below.  Click on it and you’ll learn how soon a sixth boro GUP vessel transforms into dive attraction named Lady Luck.  Thanks to Mike Hatami for passing along this info. If the image below looks like a boat, it […]