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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, […]

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 […]

Retro Sixth Boro 19

i.e., the 19th month in a row that I’ve posted photos from exactly 120 months before.  Well, although it’s not always this hazy, the Statue still looks the same, but Responder no longer carries that boom or works in the sixth boro, and neither that bridge nor Coho looks the same. Coral Sea Queen has been […]

1964 Sixth Boro c

This next batch were all taken from the deck of tug Dalzellaird. Steve writes:  “Captain Bob Munoz helped us aboard the tug Dalzellaird at 0800 hours. His tug was normally the Dalzellera, but it was out of service for many months because of damage to the variable pitch propeller and awaiting replacement parts from Holland. […]

1964 Sixth Boro b

In continuing reportage from Steve Munoz:  “On Sunday, July 12th, 1964, my family sailed out of Paerdegat Basin in Jamaica Bay on the Evelyn Mae (below) and arrived at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, still under construction and not to be opened until late November [1964]. Throughout that afternoon we drifted and steadily rolled in a southeast […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 4

Superlatives, like newest, biggest, worst, most sophisticated . . . , will always be temporary designations.  Not long ago, Cape Henry held the distinction of newest tugboat in the boro, but since then, another has arrived.  And in our temporal world, the future will bring another with that uniqueness . . . Evening Breeze came […]

Retro Sixth Boro 12

March 2009 . . . Stephen Scott here passes Port Ivory, near my old job, pushing RTC 70.   I’m still looking for Stephen Scott photo is her new profile, sans upper wheelhouse.  Port Ivory was an intriguing place name for me when I first moved here;  once a North Shore Branch of the SIRR […]