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Scale 13

Here are all the previous installments of this title, going back to 2007. Yesterday I caught one of these megayachts heading inbound in the Ambrose Channel.  Without the zoom, it looked even bigger, even sci-fi . . .  It was Lady Lara. And big it is, compared with the Moran 6000hp tugboat. . . . […]

Scale 12

It’s a horn.   You could call it a ship’s whistle or audible signaling device.  It’s clearly not a bell, but that would work also.  From three years ago, here’s another one of these devices. From this photo below, you have no sense of size, though, do you?   Nor do you get that from […]

Scale 11

I took this in April;  I would never have guessed a Corvette was that much lower than an early 1950s (1952?) Pontiac. Ditto here:  Kristy Ann once rescued a motorboat I happened to be on;  from the motorboat, Kristy Ann looked immense.  Next to . . . Nicole (I think that’s Nicole Leigh Reinauer.  I took […]

People on the Boro 32

See the crew? Scale is interesting here, even though Torrente is NOT a large container ship by today’s global standards. Now you see him clearly, but recall the context provided by the first image. That line is bigger around than his arm, yet gossamer compared with the ship and the tug. With line all made […]

Random ULCVs 11

With Eastern Dawn in the foreground, the massive scale of these box boats is apparent. Foreshortening gives the illusion that MSC Lauren cannot possibly avoid a collision. Although this may be her first arrival in the sixth boro, this 12400 teu vessel has sailed the seas for a decade already. See the crewman near the […]

Cold Pink

Prior pink posts can be found here.  Given the dramatic drop in temperatures the sixth boro has been in three days–from 57 to 17 or so– I had no choice but to call this cold pink, or frigid magenta if you prefer.  ONE Hawk has been on this blog before here. But think about it […]

Marie J Turecamo 2

This photo is out out order in this sequence, just to show scale. Before a tanker leaves, the boom gets removed by these small boats, which also help handle the lines. Miriam came in to deliver the pilot(s).  She then gets a line toward the stern to pull the tanker off the dock. Marie J. […]

Linda and Henry

These foggy days offer an enhancement to a photographer with a telephoto;  the background nearly disappears, causing the subject to pop out.  In this case, it’s two tugboats of different sizes.  Linda L. Miller length is just a bit over half Cape Henry‘s beam.  Linda L. Miller (ex-Frog Belly, a name for the ages) is […]

Diane B 3

Here are the first two. I saw her first as Irene Frazier here in the sixth boro. I was onboard John Blanche here, when I learned the reason for the scale.  The Creek in thoe photos in that link was once navigated by Coral Queen.  I’d surmised that even the goose here knows she’s safe […]

‘Ster Crazy 2

Toyster suggestion comes from Charles A Crosby, who writes:  “Toy fleet I built for my grandsons. Wood, no plans just all by eye.  The laker [which looks a lot like Roger Blough] is around 10.5″ and large container ship is 12″.   The ships are in a general scale . . . not perfect by […]