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Second Lives 31

The boat had a familiarity to it, but I couldn’t figure it out.  Since I couldn’t figure it out, I’m letting you see if you can. What made it unrecognizeable for me were two things:  the passage of time . . . about 10 years, and some changes of color here and there.  Figure it […]

Second Lives 30

The photo below shows Neptune, a survey vessel doing wind farm related work.  It was first posted here in late July 2019. As of Monday morning, this vessel has been anchored in Gravesend for over 24 hours.  Previously she was Neptune with that wilder paint job.  EGS loosely expands to “earth sciences & surveying” and […]

Second Lives 29

Check out the sailboat. But look closer.  Thanks to George Schneider:  “She’s sitting abandoned at Larose LA along Bayou LaFourche.  I took the shoreside photo on 8 October 2013, the cross-bayou photo 16 July 2012.  When I saw her, the only name visible was OLD COURAGE in lettering on her wheelhouse window.  Being undocumented since […]

Second Lives 28

Launched in 1973 as Amy Moran, she has spent 47 years by that name . . . . her 3400hp responding to that name, right up until now. New paint jobs and new locations . . . meet John Joseph. I suspect she’ll be heading out of town soon, and receiving more paint. AIS already […]

Second Lives 27

This post is front-loaded with photos, text heavy at the end . . .  .   Have you seen this boat before?     The name is new, as is the livery. And in a previous lifetime it was  . . Patapsco!  Below that’s a photo of Patapsco I took on September 2, 2007!!  After […]

Second Lives 26: Louis C

On April 11, 2008, I took this photo of lube tanker Manhasset.  I don’t believe I’ve posted this photo before.  I did post two others here. The set below shows the same vessel a bit over 11 years later, with a crane added near the bow and an extended supply shelter forward of the superstructure. […]

Jane 2

I took the photo below in late October, and I caught this sight yesterday.  Susan Rose was repainted a month ago or so, but alongside her and not showing an AIS signal, it’s Jane A. Bouchard, and not Anna Rose as I thought she was being renamed.  Well, it’s possible her name boards have not […]

Thanks to Zee Bart 1

Many thanks to Zee Bart for sending along these photos he took in Ijmuiden, the port where the locks are at the west end of the North Sea Canal, the waterway linking Amsterdam with the North Sea.  Check out the dredge.   This dredge started life as a container ship, Gerd!  After 78 days in […]

Something Different 4 Follow Up

You likely heard about the Hong Kong floating restaurant that sank recently while being towed “somewhere.”  No one was hurt, and it sank in a deep part of the ocean, so it will remain at the bottom, maybe as a venue for the mer-creatures.  Second lives for vessels as restaurants, etc., are tough. Here was […]

Thanks to Tony A 33

Tony A has a sharp eye on the sixth boro traffic, like here, Durable, cable ship that worked off Fire Island for some time this spring.  I did catch Durable‘s fleet mate here a while back.   Durable was working on offshore wind farm elements, but has returned to the UK at this moment.  He […]