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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salt 6

Here are segments 1–5. New York City is one of those places where tens of thousands of restaurants serve food from every imaginable region on earth.  Scroll through the NYTimes restaurant list for a small sampling.   Ditto music venues with sounds of the world. The vessel below caries a mundane product that also travels […]

Aweigh 2012

I thought all the vessels had left under cover of night.  Unceremoniously.  It turned out that the Japanese and Colombians had, but lots remained.  So the best place to go was near the exit . . . everyone would depart through the Narrows.  The forecast was 50 percent chance of rain all day, but I’d […]

Context

I had planned to call this convergence, but the sixth boro or any harbor is much too dynamic a place for that title.  Stuff in and stuff out . . . .  From near to far here is Dewaruci, Arabian Sea, and Swan.  Dewaruci, arriving here already last Thursday, was the vanguard of the flotilla […]