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Dace lighters STI Excel.   Neptune comes into town again. Buchanan 12 makes a rare appearance light, but everyone needs to refuel periodically. Janet D follows Seeley into the Kills. How a bout a four’fer . . .   counter:  Marjorie, Kristin Poling, Nicholas, and Jordan Rose. Sea Lion heads eastbound. B. Franklin travels west, […]

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Enjoy this set of photos, taken on a random path across the harbor with the NY Media Boat.  More Gene Chaser soon.  Ruby M above is the oldster of the set, launched in 1967.  She’s 95′ loa and turns out just under 2000 hp.  Below, Colonel dates from 1978, turns out 3000 hp and is […]

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Sea Fox as a cold front moves across the Upper Bay. Mary Turecamo off to the next job. Dorothy J returns from an assist.  I’ve lots more photos of the assist to post soon. Joyce and James eastbound in the KVK to start the work day. Dean Reinauer heads over to fuel up. Kings Point […]

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But first, can you guess the date?  Answer follows. Mackenzie Rose is the newest name for this 2000-built boat, after Vernon C and then Mary Gellatly. Ellen, ex-YTB-793 Piqua, here assists a box boat with a boat on top.   Ex-YTBs can be found in some unusual places. Capt. Brian A. approaches the pilot’s door […]

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If you follow this blog, you know I look for novelty:  new vessels, new roles, new perspectives I don’t always even initially or ever understand.  Here’s for me a new boat, Cape Fear, 2018, another Sassafras class tug.   Brendan Turecamo, 1975,  has appeared here many times, but in the past week, I’ve seen her […]

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A quick post today, since I’ll spend most of the day without computer, signal, or free time.  The varied and unsettled weather of the recent weeks is evident here as well, the diverse days of summer. Here are some of the usual workhorses or work oxen of the port. Brendan Turecamo,  Normandy, and Evening Breeze […]

Creek: Newtown 2

All photos in this post come from Paul Strubeck, who has started a blog here called vintagedieseldesign. Mary H is the right size to serve the fuel storage in Newtown Creek, a renowned location in the sixth boro. Here are previous posts I’ve done there. The first oil refinery in the US was sited here, […]

Random Tugs 234

Seeing a tugboat on a mooring in the sixth boro is unusual, in my experience, and I took many shots.  This is my favorite. Neptune the other morning headed for sea along the sylvan banks of Staten Island. James E. Brown moves a scow, likely to be filled with scrap metals. Brian Nicholas travels to […]

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Memorial Day weekend 2019 . . .  and we should all remember the meaning, whether we’re working or vacating from work. You can read the names on the vessels or on the tags.           All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’d included no links in this post except the one that […]

Sixth Boro Spring Signs 2018

Call it a sea change.  The air warms up although the water is still very cold. Sea Lion does what it has all winter, but what’s different is the reappearance of non-workboats.  Sea Lion has some history on this blog. Evening Light moves north in anticipation of summer. Pleasure boats move into an environment that […]