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Transformations 4

July 2009 she looked like this . . . June 2016 like this . . . And in August 2021 . . .  she looks like this.  Welcome Mary Emma.  Congratulations to the new owners, recognizable by the tan/green colors. And transformation I missed was Evening Mist, who recently got a new logo on her […]

Transformations 4 Follow-Up

It has taken awhile, but yesterday I got the follow-up shots I’ve been looking for since August 2021.  Welcome, Mary Emma. I first saw her as an earlier Frederick E. Bouchard (pre-2015) and then as the second Evening Light, the first boat to carry that name being a product of Matton shipyard in Cohoes and […]

Transformations 3

We’ve seen this before with entire fleets, as in the Kirbyfication . . . and Blueing . . . almost exactly a decade ago. So check out St. Andrews now compared with then. Harley Marine Service, aka HMS, for a few weeks now has become Centerline Logistics Corporation, hence the orange stripe. Andrea has gotten […]

Bayonne Bridge Transformation 3

Here was 1 and here, 2.  As others of you, I’ve been waiting for the walkway to open;  it’s been closed since August 2013!! Today’s photos are all from the past six weeks, and my way of saying that workers are still active on this bridge   See the same guys above and below? My […]

Jane 2

I took the photo below in late October, and I caught this sight yesterday.  Susan Rose was repainted a month ago or so, but alongside her and not showing an AIS signal, it’s Jane A. Bouchard, and not Anna Rose as I thought she was being renamed.  Well, it’s possible her name boards have not […]

Bayonne Bridge Transformation 2

There’s an expression about the excitement of watching paint dry.  Recording a large construction project is about as interesting unless you do a form of time lapse, which I’ve inadvertently done with the Bayonne Bridge. Change is happening all over the city, but here’s what I’ve watched since way before the raising began. In August […]

Bayonne Bridge Transformation 1

More of the Great Race soon . . . but a bit of back story. When I moved to our fair metropolis in 2000 and started paying attention, I was taken by the Bayonne Bridge, so enamored in fact that I choose it as the header image for this blog in 2006, and now out […]

Denise Rubia Adeline

The other day I was on the OBX near Hatteras, and when I checked who was passing by at sea,  I noticed an Adeline Marie.  I had to look at the image because it was an unfamiliar name. When I saw this boat along the KVK on Saturday, I wondered who it was, since the […]

Thanks to Zee Bart 1

Many thanks to Zee Bart for sending along these photos he took in Ijmuiden, the port where the locks are at the west end of the North Sea Canal, the waterway linking Amsterdam with the North Sea.  Check out the dredge.   This dredge started life as a container ship, Gerd!  After 78 days in […]

Random Tugs 351

The red upper wheelhouse is no more, although I’m not certain what new paint scheme will evolve, or when Evening Star will become Jordan Rose, as Evening Breeze became Susan Rose.  Follow this transformation we will. Ellen transformed from Navy gray to McAllister colors 20 years ago. Atlantic Salvor has worn Donjon blue–almost the same […]