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Tale of the Tape 5

When I saw Anthem of the Seas departing the Narrows as I waited for “da world” the other day, I was aware of a possible shot . . .  juxtaposing a large cruise ship with an ULCV.  Is there a ULCV/ULCC-type abbreviation for cruise ships . . .  eg, ULPV?  But I digress.  Imagine for […]

Tale of the Tape 4

When Ellen intruded onto my shot of Jonathan C assisting Amstel Stork around Bergen Bend, I first thought she had blown my shots of the assist, but yesterday’s post gave me an idea . . . .  And now that I mention yesterday’s post, here’s another large ATB to throw into the comparison, one that […]

Tale of the Tape 3

Here are the previous iterations of this type. This morning photo sets it up.  Bert Reinauer passes Galveston as another sun rises. Bert, launched in 2018 is 118′ x 40′ and mated to RTC 165, a 150k bbl barge. She’s powered by a GE 8400hp Tier IV set of mains. Galveston, 144′ x 46′ and […]

Tale of the Tape 2

Guess the unit below here and here?  Lots of similarities, and the one below was less than 10 minutes behind the one above, both westbound the Kills. A and B.  Guess now? a is Viking pushing DBL 134. B is new to the sixth boro, here pushing DBL 103. New York and New Orleans…. Viking, […]

Tale of the Tape 1

Kirby Moran is new in the sixth boro this year;  Laura K. was new in 2008; Gramma Lee T arrived here in 2002 and has now shifted south to Miami.  And Eric McAllister arrived  here last year.  They pretty much resemble each other until you look at the numbers.   Bear with me as we first […]

Tale of Two Tugboats 2

Here from 2013 was the first in the series. Since then I’ve done another series called “tale of the tape,” borrowing from boxing analysis or automotive competitions.  Consider today’s and tomorrow’s post as something similar to what you’d see and read if a car magazine compared a 2020 C8 Corvette with a Tesla Cybertruck, or […]

Ever F Class

When I started this blog, Evergreen presented itself in the sixth boro with their D class.  Then they added size and capacity with their L class.  Today for the first time, I saw an F class, Ever Focus.  I can imagine subsequent ships called Faith, Fruitful, Frugal, Friendly . . .  really I’m just guessing.    […]

Scale 13

Here are all the previous installments of this title, going back to 2007. Yesterday I caught one of these megayachts heading inbound in the Ambrose Channel.  Without the zoom, it looked even bigger, even sci-fi . . .  It was Lady Lara. And big it is, compared with the Moran 6000hp tugboat. . . . […]

People Movers 14

Some cruise ships look great after having sailed for many years.  For example, Artania entered the sixth boro a few weeks ago.  She was launched as Royal Princess in 1984 in Finland, 756′ x 97′ and carried around 1200 passengers with 537 crew. The even older Stockholm still sails as well.  Rich Taylor caught it here three […]

Erin McAllister and More

One of the joys about living in the sixth boro is its size and dynamism.  There are three bridges in this photo below that will not be the same if I take this shot again in three or four years;  this is my first notice of the stays already in place at the new Goethals. Will […]