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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 […]

Something Different 38

Wait!  Is there a tree-lined snow-covered canal exiting there?  A dry dock drifted full of snow and hidden by pines? Nope, it’s a cottage like no or few others, launched in Toledo in 1923 as John W. Boardman.  Click on that first link to see interior shots of the cottage on the St. Marys River just […]

Second Lives 25 Update

What’s that vessel in light battleship gray primer? She’s been cleaned right down to the bilge . . . Recognize this riveted hull? There’s a William Francis Gibbs design surrounded by that 900-ton travel lift. Here’s the new look bow, profile, and stern. In new paint and old colors, it’s Fire Fighter. Here’s a note […]

Specialized 26

As the title indicates, this features #26 in a string of specialized posts. And what is specialized in what, you may think. A lift boat, aka an elevator!  I’ve had lift boats here, and here.  I’m led to believe they’ve been around at least since Jehu.  Really, Jehu is a vessel I’ve not found an image […]