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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 6

Let’s start with a boat I’d imagined had to be fiberglass, but no . . . it’s a wooden 1959 Century Coronado. She’s got looks and speed. Steaming in front of Bonnie Castle . . . that has to be a Steelcraft, like this one on the blog last year. This one I saw only […]

Summer Yachts 5

Schooner Ambergris came in from sea in mid-April, but I still don’t know anything more about her.  Anyone help? Dolphin is truly a yacht;  it’s also likely a winter yacht down south.  Up north, we see vessels like this seasonally.  I can’t identify the burgee on the bow. Schooner Pioneer, launched 1885!!, has never been […]

Midsummer 2

It’s been a while since the first in this series . . . and to convince you to look at that link, here’s another photo I took the same day below. See the Seatow with a dead houseboat? Midsummer is a state of mind that resists mustering up and focusing energy.  Janis Joplin’s “Summertime” comes […]

Autumn Sail 11

Way in the distance where the waterway narrows, that’s lock E-11 and accompanying moveable dam, Amsterdam NY.  Click here for closer-ups of some of the Erie Canal locks and bank scenery. I saw no names anywhere as this catamaran cut dynamic grooves into a calm river, where I was waiting–in vain–for a vessel in the […]

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

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– […]

SUNY Maritime Summer Sea Term Day 1 2016

Each year around this time, SUNY Maritime cadets go to sea.  Click here for photos from last year’s departure and here, for ports throughout the summer.  You can track the vessel here. Here was a clue that a ship was headed this way. The next three photos here come from Roger Munoz, high atop the 74th St […]