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Thanks to Tony Acabono 31

To follow up on my “inconsistent post-entitling” comment from yesterday, this could be Tony A 31, at least, given all his previous contributions here under a variety of noms de keyboard. For starters, here’s another closeup of Highland Eagle. Last summer the boat was contracted to survey an area near the Straits of Mackinac for […]

Other Peoples Photos 80

Hats off to all mariners today on National Maritime Day.  For key statistics from US DOT on role of mariners on US economy, click here. If you want to see all the previous iterations of other peoples photos, click here . . . over a thousand photos, I’m sure. And I’m sure not going to […]

Big Ones 4

A top hat tip to my eagle eyed collaborators in and around the sixth boro . . . Here are previous “big one” posts. See those marking on the base portion of that vertical structure behind the RV? this is a mighty high-reaching crane base painted like a giraffe’s neck.   It’s actually a perfect […]

Other Peoples Photos 77

With momentum gaining for more offshore wind farms, a raft of seldom-seen type vessels make port calls in the sixth boro.  This photo from Tony Acabono is an excellent example:  Geosea is not new, but she’s surely exotic. Another from Tony, Berto L. Miller is new in town, joining two other Miller OSVs sometimes here, […]

Vessel Parts Cargoes

This post follows up on Whatzit 36 . . . here. Yup, it’s more parts for “the vessel.” The two photos above come from Tony Acabono.  The rest come from Will Van Dorp. Here Emily Ann moves some parts on Witte 1402 westbound, which confused me until I understood the routes.   So the parts […]

Really Random Tugs 33 and More

I’m trying to catch up with the photos you all have been good enough to share on tugster.  The first five here come from some salts up on the Caloosahatchee Canal in Florida.  John Parrish was westbound here, but a week later it showed up in the sixth boro, and by publication of this post, it’s […]

SUNY Maritime Summer Sea Term

Day 1. May 11, 2015. Later on Day 1 Day 37, refueling near Gibraltar. Day 48, Belfast Yesterday, day 92 . . . south of the 59th Street Bridge, and cadets showing their sea legs by climbing to novel places! Still later yesterday . . . passing alongside Roosevelt Island, and almost home. Credits . . .  Steve […]

343 At Work

Here was the post I put up the day 343 arrived in the sixth boro, brand spanking new.  And below was a photo I took a few cold days ago when it seemed to be on routine patrol. Tony Acabono snapped the next two photos just before 0011 Saturday, and Ashley Hutto got this one […]

Names 20

Here was 19. And this fast moving light tanker is Afrodite, shuttling Albany to St. John, NB Canada, exporting Dakota crude.  That all may sound like science fiction, but sometimes I feel like my whole life has started re-enacting science fiction.  Afrodite, she with the intriguing name, sails fast.   This foto, taken between the bridges […]

Whatzits 15

. .. that gray vessel on the Jersey side just north of the Outerbridge, we know what it is, and that’s Vulcan III at its stern, but what is it doing in the Arthur Kill portion of the sixth boro?  Just curious if anyone out there knows . . .  Here and here are more […]