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Truckster! 17

I caught up with this . .  the other day, Switching lanes . . . I noticed something I’ve seen before like here from a decade ago, and in many other posts like here. Of course, others become art objects for a while, maybe until they rust back into the earth.   Cars arrive from […]

Random Tugs 372

Dana Alexa is another seldom seen tugboat in the sixth boro of NYC; although painted DonJon blue, she’s now a Breakwater Marine boat, I believe. It was good to see the 1958 54′ boat with a barge of what appears to be sheet piling. William F. Fallon Jr. has appeared here several times recently. Robert […]

Random Ships 96

or I could call this Boxing Day 2. Denak Voyager hauls scrap in her big boxy holds regularly from the sixth boro to Turkey. This was my first time seeing the 2012 New York Express    or Varna Bay. Guthorm Maersk has called here before. Ditto San Cristobal. ONE München has appeared on this blog before, […]

Mackenzie Rose

This is an impressive load of scrap, pushed along on a barge CMT Y Not 2, which I’ve usually associated with piles of sand. Given the height of the pile relative the wheelhouse, a watchstander is positioned to maintain a clear view of the waterway. Pushing this load is Mackenzie Rose,   Surprisingly, this load […]

Random Bulkers 1

It’s time to remedy my long having short-shrifted bulk carriers.  One came in Saturday morning called Angelina the Great N.  I missed it because I estimated timing wrong.  I hope someone got photos of the bulker with that incomparable name . . . Angelina the Great N.  What’s “N,” I wonder…, but what a great […]

Random Ships 93

In several hours yesterday, a diverse set of vessels came by.  I could begin with Chemical Pioneer, a 1968 vessel that’s been calling here in some form for half a century.  She first called here as a container ship, until  her big fire. As Chemical Pioneer was assisted into a berth in Bayonne, an MSC […]

Claremont

Claremont  . . . the place of ore and scrap.  Stand by.  Let’s get oriented.  See the Statue midright slightly top in the map grab below?  Now follow the line representing the longer ferry route.  That is the Claremont Terminal Channel, a place you don’t go to unless you have to.  That ferry picks up […]

Retro Sixth Boro 34 a

It’s January 31 or -1 February.  since it’s a short month, it needs another day.   The temperatures where I’ve been have been colder than -1 centigrade.  So let’s do it . . . photos from a decade ago, February 2010.  See the crewman in the netting dangling over the side of tanker Blue Sapphire?  He […]

Spring Morning Hour 1

The light could not have been more beautiful as I swooped into the boro, metaphorically speaking:  Peace Victoria in the foreground, Coral Queen (not the other Coral Queen) loading scrap mid-distance, and that ridge the Watchung Mountains defining a horizon.  Note the Tsereteli monolith mid left margin of the photo. Closer than Peace Victoria, Zola […]

Fog 23

This photo of aframax BW Thalassa I took on Friday.  Note the green BW slash about a third of the shiplength back from the bow.  Here’s a photo from Saturday, 24 hours later, after rain and fog have moved in.  Note the green BW slash on the tanker beyond the Evergreen ship? Ever Focus appears […]