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Retro Sixth Boro 52

Wow!  August almost passed us by without my doing a glance back to a decade ago.  McCrews is now in Philly I’m told.   Reliance and Justine are still with McAllister.  Lynx was sold foreign  and experienced an incident while being delivered, although I’m not sure how that turned out.  Barents and Yankee both were refurbished […]

From the Line Locker 36

Sometimes I’m conflicted about what to post, like today with too many competing stories, and we’ll start with news, and Cisne Branco, which translates as “white swan.”  The photo below shows Cisne Branco, a Brazilian Navy training vessel,  in the sixth boro in May 2012 for a sixth boro OpSail event.  Earlier this week, the […]

Retro Sixth Boro 3

All photos today I took in May and early June of 2008.  Odin, configured this was in 1982, is now known as Jutte Cenac, after considerable reconfiguration.  You’d no longer look twice at her now, as you would back then. Scotty Sky, the Blount-built tanker launched in 1960, was rendered obsolete on January 1, 2015 […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 33

2011 began in Charleston, a great place to welcome a new year.  Strolling around, I encounter the 1962 75′ buoy tender Anvil, 75301, here made up to CGB68013.  In the background, that’s cutter Cormorant or Chinook. Heading farther north a day or two later, it’s Hoss, sister of Patricia, and now habitat for fish and […]

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 3

Here are previous posts with photos by Paul, who decks on Cornell,  which does most of its work on the Hudson.  Deborah Quinn (1957) has been here several times, the first here. Here’s old and new side by side in Red Hook Erie Basin, Scotty Sky and Chandra B. And some old boats together, Spooky, Pilot, […]

Transitioning 6

Every day has its transitions, but here was a big one one I recorded back in 2008.  Patrick Sky and Scotty Sky will soon be transitioning . . . in some way. And this will be the new 10,000 barrel barge . . . moved by this Stephen B. Happy and prosperous new year! All […]

Farewell to the Old

Vessels are just machines, but I prefer to anthropomorphize them, and thus miss them when they go.  On this transition day, I want to acknowledge some vessels that I’d come to enjoy seeing but will now transition away . Scotty Sky is a Blount design, launched as L. G. Laduca in 1960.   I took the photo […]

Scotty Sky

I did a whole post on Scotty Sky back in 2011, although I called it something else.   Let’s revisit those fotos before adding some recent ones. Light and  . . . loaded way deep loaded. And here, high and dry. I’m eager to see her refloated and working again. All fotos by Will Van […]

Sixth Boro Snow Day 4

OK, here’s tomorrow’s post today . . . Wednesday’s news coming on Tuesday.  The snow happened today, so let’s see it today. Here was 3.  And another snowy post.  The first three fotos here come compliments of Brian DeForest.  Here, hanging on the wall are Hunting Creek and Coastline Bay Star. Davis Sea–I believe–is practically […]

Transitioning 8

Here was another in the series on the move past the Sky single-hulled tankers, Patrick and Scotty. These slow splash photos I took on January 6. This morning I saw James Joseph afloat, scuffed, and showing evidence of loading . . . . And Diane B was the power unit. Bravo!  All photos by Will […]