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Other People’s Fotos 56

Here was 55. Glenn Raymo took this photo in Germantown yesterday, the all-new Sarah D; previously I used these photos by Glenn.  Check out an example of one of many of his zazzle products here. Sarah D until very recently was Helen D. Coppedge.  Almost all these photos were taken by other people, but I add the […]

Port of Belfast, ME

Belfast probably has fewer people than does my block in Queens, but it jam packed with character.  In fact, I wanted to move there after spending a single weekend there two years ago.  Here and here are some posts I did from there. Many thanks to Tom Mann for these photos, taken in July 2015. […]

Tugs Along the Road

The first and last fotos today come from Tom Mann, who–in spite of the port listed on this vessel’s stern–took them along the Cape Cod Canal less than a week ago.  Justice . . . launched in 2009 by Martinac Shipbuilding . . . is one vessel I’ve NOT yet seen in the sixth boro, […]

Play Boats

I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but the opposite of “work” is “play,”  and I will trumpet out as quickly as anyone that I love to play . . . some games, certain toys sometimes.  Of course, playing with an almost 70-year-old toy involves someone working a fair amount.  But Argosy, as old as John […]

Bright Lights . . . 2

Click below to learn what sixth boro lighthouse commissioned in 1886 had a beacon 305 feet above the water.  A final clue:  the mystery lighthouse was functioning a full 30 years before the lighthouse below at Jeffreys Hook was. Click here to see George’s foto of the Little Red Lighthouse.  And the beacon up at […]

Grande Congo

Grimaldi  has a number of these ROROs, or technically, CONROs.  I’ve seen Grande Gabon, Senegal, Marocco, and Guinea. Ones I haven’t seen include Grande Togo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and I could go on . . . and those are not in the order they appear along the West African coastline.   For some […]

Virtual Erie Canal 2W: Lockport to Brockport

Lock E-34 and E-35 are twins in several ways:  both have a lift/descent of 24.5′ and the top gate of E-34 is actually the bottom gate of E-35, as you can see here.  Tug DeWitt Clinton is about waiting to exit the bottom of E-34. About a quarter mile downstream, we look back at E-34, […]

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 […]

Ports on Oneida Lake 1

At the end of the Oneida Lake series, you’ll see why this could also be called “second lives 15 part b.” Technically, this post starts out early morning in Clay, NY, with tug Syracuse and crane ship Wards Island tied to the east end of Lock 23. Wards Island–and her sister ship Tenkenas–were built in […]

Springtime on an LCM

If you haven’t read it yet, here’s my Professional Mariner article on “barging” in the area of the St. Lawrence River called the Thousand Islands. Since there’s plenty of reading there, I’ll just make this mostly a photo post.  LCM owner Jake Van Reenen took all but the last three photos in this post. In February, […]