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Summer Sail 3

Here are previous installments in the series.  Summer sail can take the form of foil-raised GP racing as will happen in the sixth boro this weekend;  it can also happen on longer courses and require stamina and endurance as happens in some races ending in Mackinac. All the photos in this post come from Jeff […]

Summer Sail 2

Here was Summer Sail 1; and since that dates from almost two years ago. Clipper City looks great juxtaposed against the skyline, but ketch Catriona . . . she has Herreshoff pedigree. No matter . . . larger schooner or smaller and more intimate ketch, one is pampered moving by sail in the sixth boro. […]

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 […]

Summer Yachts 8

A schooner named Adventurer meets a tugboat called Charles D. McAllister over by Stapleton.  I’m sure this is not the 1925 schooner Adventurer.  It could be this one. Triple Net sails out of Bridgeport CT in summers. Nine Lives has a name used elsewhere . . . Sea Duck II is likely powered by a […]

Random Tugs 341

A quick post today, since I’ll spend most of the day without computer, signal, or free time.  The varied and unsettled weather of the recent weeks is evident here as well, the diverse days of summer. Here are some of the usual workhorses or work oxen of the port. Brendan Turecamo,  Normandy, and Evening Breeze […]

Last 24 Hours to Bid

I’ll return to the Erie Canal tomorrow, but for now . . . the clock is ticking louder. In exactly 24 hours, Grouper will thaw out;  a new owner, the person with the highest bid, will be acclaimed.  I’ve been following the fate of this boat in Wayne County for so many years that I […]

Newest Hull(s) 13

I’ve used this title a dozen times before, but never have four relatively recent hulls shared sixth boro waters until now, at least not that I’m aware of. So let’s start here with an obvious logo and a name I couldn’t quite parse, Viking Octantis, until I realized it was named for a star visible […]

Sixth Boro Diaspora

You might have known that I had the good fortune to gallivant most of last week, and it’s tough to gallivant without recording some images.   I took several hundred photos, and not only of boats and ships.  As with infants, humans in unfamiliar places detect patterns, familiar details.   Pattern recognition kicked in when I […]

CS Canal Leg 1: Waterloo to Seneca Falls

Since I’m again on a gallivant-away from home, outside, and looking for scenes and boats and trucks to photograph-the next four days will be posts of this one-day trip.  Below is my ride that day.   It was an 8-hour ride the length of the Cayuga/Seneca Canal and then about 25 miles of the Erie […]

Other Watersheds 7: The Delaware Redux

Almost exactly a decade ago I did this post.  Today I decided to add to it and broaden the geographic scope.  Stick with me to see how broadened this gets. From the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the entrance of Delaware Bay is about 100 miles.  Near the entrance you see big water and big traffic, […]