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Tappan

Notice a few cranes near the TZ Bridge,  as seen from MetroNorth train.  Click here for the project website including cameras. A passenger in my car took the next two. The one above and the next three were taken from a southbound boat. Here’s a link to info mostly on the existing TZ Bridge.  Here’s […]

Canal Reef Express 1

By now, many of you have read about the governor’s April 17 decision to use “33 barges of Tappan Zee Bridge recycled materials and 30 vessels” to build reefs at six locations north and south of Long Island.    Well, an expeditious eight days later, the first two vessels were already on the Hudson headed […]

Sixth Boro Spring Signs 2018

Call it a sea change.  The air warms up although the water is still very cold. Sea Lion does what it has all winter, but what’s different is the reappearance of non-workboats.  Sea Lion has some history on this blog. Evening Light moves north in anticipation of summer. Pleasure boats move into an environment that […]

Left Coast (Dropper) Lowerer

About four years ago she arrived  . . . and has been lifting into place this huge structure sometimes described as one of the largest current civil engineering project in the country.  Her original name Left Coast Lifter , a ZPMC product, stuck despite attempts at New Yorkizing it, renaming it I Lift NY or Ichabod […]

Infrastructure 2

This view looks south at what for a short term will be two TZ Bridges. Lurking around the supports is the Tappan Zee II, bridge-dedicated tugboat, profiled a year and a half ago here.   At some point soon, the bridge to the right will be gone. I’ve read the new TZ Bridge has a […]

GWA2: Hudson River

I took these photos over a two-day period in late July, traveling the entire 130 miles of the Hudson from the Battery to Troy while on the trip from Narragansett Bay to the “source” of the Chicago River.  RV Shearwater here surveys the river/bay;  that’s Willy Wall on the horizon left, so the Battery is behind […]

Jetster Outbound

Yesterday’s post requires a complement, so here it is.  The flight out was less turbulent but equally rewarding for folks looking out the window.  Behold the Tappan Zee.  This stretch of the river–from Piermont “pier” (created by the Erie RR) on the west side of the Hudson to Croton Point on the east and a […]

Random Tugs 170

Here’s a seldom-seen tugboat, delivered in 1977 by Gladding Hearn, who builds everything from rowboats to pilot boats to tugboats . . .   it’s Tappan Zee II,  dedicated to serving the bridges  (for now, plural) and waters called the Tappan Zee.  In the distance is the renowned Left Coast Lifter. Here’s a photo of […]

Go West 1

By 1330 Tuesday, we docked at West Point, the first non-red pushpin in yesterday’s map.   Working backward, we saw Tappan Zee II at the TZ, as we did the Left Coast Lifter. Off the Palisades, we saw Sarah D; in Wallabout Bay, C. Angelo; at the southern end of Narragansett Bay, Dace Reinauer; and […]

Whatzit 28

Here’s the index. Of course, it’s two boats, the sloop Clearwater tied up to the ex-NYC DEP skimmer Cormorant.  As I understand the situation, it’s on the market . . . again. I don’t know the date of this photo or the identity of the person showing scale. And here’s Clearwater pulling away.  But, before […]