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Sixth Boro Close Ups 4

Here are previous installments, the last of which I did in 2011. The idea here is just photos.  For identification, there’s text on the images and in the tags. Morning light enhances the mostly thorough coating of steel with bright paint colors.         Next stop Belford for Midnight.  Too bad I don’t […]

Sixth Boro Close Ups 3

Without even considering the upper house, I suspect the pins and “cheeks” of  Norwegian Sea. . . modify  the appearance of the vessel  christened as Leopardo Grande in 1976. Morning sun gives glow to hull  of Cape Bird, named for geography in Antarctica, itself named for a crewman aboard a polar exploration vessel named Erebus. Orange Sun . . […]

Sixth Boro Close Ups 2

First:  If you haven’t already, check out Bonnie Frogma’s fantastic post on Olympia here. Foggy, rainy weather shifts my focus to closer range, to detail, like the contents of this gargantuan bucket taking bottom real-estate out to sea; the swirl of water over the bulbous point of a Romanian-built, newbie 900′ LOA container vessel; a […]

Sixth Boro Close Ups

The sixth boro is a huge workplace, made up of many smaller  workplaces, each with many specialities; all in a wide open place, without which the megalopolis could not function.  So few provide for the many. So few choreograph basic needs for so many. Tugs shown include from top:  Gramma Lee T Moran, Miriam Moran, […]

Random Sixth Boro (and Beyond) 31

I took this photo in Waterford eastern terminus of the Erie Canal on November 1, 2010, and the canal had not yet closed.  I had just returned from part of a transit, and we had met lots of boats.  Although we had been bound for the Great Lakes, most, like the intriguing Baidarka, was bound […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 30

In fall 2010, deepening dredging was happening in the sixth boro to prepare for the ULCVs now so commonplace here,  after Panama Canal enlargement and Bayonne Bridge raising. These operations afforded me the chance to see a cutterhead close up.  The crewman wielding the hammer was trying to loosen a worn tooth.   By the way, […]

Retro 2012 Waterford Tugboat Roundup

The 2010 post had a photo from 2009, so let me start this one with one from 2010.  This photo made the cover of a NYS Restoration publication devoted to boats, but I lent my copy to someone and it’s never returned.  If you know the publication, please let me know. OK, let’s see one […]

Sixth Boro Traffic 3

This title goes back more than 10 years.  But I got some congested photos recently, so I dredge up an old title.  Count the boats of all sizes here.  Of course, foreshortening makes them seem much closer to each other than they really are.  I count at least 12 vessels on the photo below, including some […]

Retro Sixth Boro 26 a

May 2010 . . . I took my first trip to see the thrills of the southern Arthur Kill, thanks to Bonnie.  Back then the hull of Astoria (1925-1967 on the East River Line) was still there. Since then, I believe it’s been removed  . . . said to be an eyesore.  !@#$?!!  Here’s more […]

Retro Sixth Boro 21

I have represented these “retro” posts as a slice of the sixth boro exactly a decade ago, but it more like  . . . what in the boro caught my attention.  So welcome back to December 2009, as seen from today, December 2019, taking advantage of 20/20 hindsight.  And, to digress, I’ll bet the term […]