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Sound Platform

Let’s start at the Mattituck Inlet . . . and look east.  I’d never had a sense of the bluffs here. I’d come here to catch a glimpse of the platform, the only deepwater petroleum platform on the US east coast, I’m told. It was built in the 1960s by Northville Industries, which in the […]

Tugs on the Sound 1

Here are some previous Sound posts. Recognize those buildings about 30 miles from my location? How about this tug with a string of scows?   Yacht traffic in this location between Huntington and Stamford seemed to be in a hurry. If you didn’t recognize this tug earlier you can’t miss the name now . . . […]

Sound Ferries 2

After I return to CSF with a camera, I’ll pick up part 1 again.   For now, let’s look at another ferry line that crosses the Sound.  By the way, how many ferries do you see in the photo below? It was a foggy day in Port Jefferson that I chose to walk on for […]

Sound Ferries 1

New London with bow ramp open here . . . has to be the fastest and one of the cleanest boat for Cross Sound Ferry (CSF).  I mean cleanest burning,  with its recently added Tier 3 Cummins power.  She was CSF’s first new build, coming off the ways in New London in 1979. What I […]

Truckster! 18

See the previous 17 posts off along this tangent here. Let’s start here.  Name that truck.  Answer follows. How about this vehicle, with its brand info stripped off? It should be easier from this angle. If you were wondering about the context for the top photo, here’s more of the field.  Note the USCG members […]

Deep and Clear

You’ve likely walked in a muddy wilderness area and seen animal tracks and tried to identify then.  Or, you’ve had the same experience with tracks in the snow.  So what would leave these tracks on AIS? The vessel has been working the Sound for a few weeks.   The two blue vessels here are Cross […]

Spring Giddiness 4

They say the devil is in the details, but so are the delights.  I often take photos without knowing what delightful details I will uncover.  Like the photo below . . .  what caught my attention was that it was the first ketch I’d seen in the boro in 2022. When I looked closer, I […]

Really Random Tugs 49

Call this the seldom-seen version of RRT.  I love that blue and the name on this 1954 tugboat. Kenny G …. I caught her tied up on the south side of Hudson River Pier 25, but by the time I got back there, Kenny G had moved tow elsewhere.  And here are a few maybe […]

Christmas Eve 2021

Deck the hulls . . . the bell sound signal device and railings too. And I’ll leave that song right there.    Kimberly Turecamo has a wreath around the bell also, but consistent with the Kimberly crew, there’s more. Merry Christmas all . . . All photos, WVD. Here was last year’s M is for […]

East River Catch Up 6

Let’s get back to some Pete Ludlow photos.  Co Morgan has such a long history of names going back to 1951 1965, I’m just going to paste it in here.   A high vantage point helps convey appreciation for the train of three Mister Jim tows through Hell Gate.  Ditto Navigator.  From this perspective, her smart […]