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Thanksgiving Snow on the Delaware

Fundraiser notice Dec 1, 2010 for the tug Pegasus!! I give thanks for the doomed ships getting a (maybe temporary) reprieve, although there’s no denying that Olympia does NOT rise and fall with the tide.  Here she clearly rests on Delaware bottom.  The draft numbers there suggest a countdown . . . til drydocking and […]

Thanksgiving Mysteries Revealed

The funnel . . . forward on William Francis Gibbs‘ ship, you know, SS United States.  Check this youtube for clips of her departing NYC and passing beneath the  unfinished Verrazano Narrows Bridge.   Now if Bart  sees the foto above, he may think the funnels are attached to the blue structure with square windows and […]

Thanksgiving Mysteries

This is the first post in the fourth year of the blog, and I’m not telling much about the fotos.  Tomorrow I’ll identify what I can. The onliest clue I’ll give is this:  all fotos have been taken since November 26 sunrise, and all fotos but one were by tugster.  Tomorrow I’ll identify the other […]

About That Warranty

Wait . . . my phone is ringing.  To answer or not . . . THIS YM Warranty has become a regular at GCT on the Bayonne shoreline of the sixth boro. Gregg tended the portside line as she came in the other day.  I forget if she was inbound from Colon PA or Cartagena […]

Really Random Tugs 48

We’re going west to east to south to farther east in today’s post, starting with the Missouri River north of Omaha by about 50 miles at the port of Blencoe IA.  From here grain and soybeans are barged all the way to the New Orleans area for transshipment to foreign markets.  That’s MV Tony Lippman […]

Retro Sixth Boro 43

I hope you enjoy looking back 10 years as much as I do, although some might say I live in the past a little too much.  Here’s some dense traffic, l to r, Twisted Sisters, Lucinda Smith, Maurania III, and Petrozavosk.  Up in Lyons NY at the drydock, Governor Roosevelt shows her deep 8′ 6″ […]

People on the Boro 27

Essential workers spend the holidays at the job site.  They always have.   Here‘s a list of types of essential workers, note that this crewman needs to catch up on sleep. I’ll let you read the faces and body language, but I’d say they’re catching up on news since they have a signal on their […]

Fall 2020 Fishing

Fishing grounds . . . the NJ Upper Bay portion of the sixth boro. Quick question to be answered at the end of the post:  how many commercial fishing ports does NJ have and can you name them?  Eastern Welder is a perennial boat here;  Hyundai Victory is one of the ULCVs newly recent here. […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and Beyond) 31

I took this photo in Waterford eastern terminus of the Erie Canal on November 1, 2010, and the canal had not yet closed.  I had just returned from part of a transit, and we had met lots of boats.  Although we had been bound for the Great Lakes, most, like the intriguing Baidarka, was bound […]

Wisconsin, Louisiana, and NYC’s Sixth Boro

Not a frequent visitor to the sixth boro, it’s Barbara Carol Ann Moran . . .  with barge Louisiana built in Sturgeon Bay WI and launched a few years ago, heading for GOM via the St Lawrence. And I see it here on Thanksgiving Day.   I hope the galley of BCA Moran smells great […]