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Sixth Boro Summer 4

As I went to one of my locations Thursday, I saw this tow headed up the Upper Bay toward Bayonne, and lamented being too late.  I knew it was one of the new DSNY garbage cranes recently being deployed to new marine transfer stations in Manhattan & SW Brooklyn… Panning slightly to the right, a […]

Sixth Boro Summer 3

Lest you think Combi-Dock III and Peking–I will get back to them– are the only thing happening in the watery parts of NYC, here’s just a sampling . . . in a series I started last summer. SBI Macarena –a fairly new bulk carrier– came in past the Brooklynside ramps for the VZ Bridge, passing […]

Sixth Boro Summer 2

Even with sunglasses on, you can see the provenance of this barge Matilde in summer light.  Jeddah was my point of departure for a voyage I took just over 30 years ago . . .  and greatly enjoyed. Summertime brings folks out to all the geology along the north Brooklyn side of the East river. […]

Sixth Boro Summer

I’ve written about summertime and about summertime blues–about beating them.  But since you can’t ever step into the same river twice, or gallivant in the same primordial first boro, here’s the 2016 version of trying to capture the sixth boro with a camera on a hot summer weekend afternoon, looking for shade–any shade will do– […]

Random Sixth Boro 9

You can find the first eight installments here. Little C is a relatively seldom seen harbor tug dedicated to Warren George projects. Coal? Navigator these days has been pushing coal around the harbor, coal as I understand it thanks to ws–a frequent commenter here–that was previously intended as fuel to the now-retired Hudson Generation Station. […]

Summertime Blues 3

The sixth boro–just like those other ones–is a crossroads.  In just a short span of time,  boats from Texas (note the Great Loop pennant on the bow)  and Quebec pass . . . and they’re soon out of sight and gone.  But occasionally, boats pass through, singly or in twos, and you can follow their […]

Summer Training 2

Below is a photo of State of Maine taken off Antwerp, Belgium,  on 12 July 2016 and used with permission. Another recent visit to the sixth boro by an ocean academy training ship happened on July 19. The photo above and below were taken by Lew.  Golden Bear is currently steaming SW 100 nm off SW Puerto […]

Summer Sail 1

Tugster has been a work in progress, evolving organically, without a foreseen plan.  So I just noticed that although I’ve done many posts on autumn sail, I’ve not used the summer sail title.  Until now. What better place to start than with SSV Oliver Hazard Perry.  GCaptain calls it a 21st century ship mindful of […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension HT2

Here was part 1.  Thanks much for the comments.  My conclusion is that most but not all were taken at the 1986 centennial celebration of our lady of the harbor.    I am still seeking a photo of the canal tug Grand Erie, ex-USACE Chartiers, launched in 1951, at the event. Barque Simón Bolívar,  it would […]

SUNY Maritime Summer Sea Term

Day 1. May 11, 2015. Later on Day 1 Day 37, refueling near Gibraltar. Day 48, Belfast Yesterday, day 92 . . . south of the 59th Street Bridge, and cadets showing their sea legs by climbing to novel places! Still later yesterday . . . passing alongside Roosevelt Island, and almost home. Credits . . .  Steve […]