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Canal Motor Ship Project B

As William Lafferty pointed out in the previous post in this series here, Robert Barnes Fiertz was not a tanker.  I’ll have several more posts on Fiertz and her sisters including the one we now call Day-Peckinpaugh, but here we focus on a vessel launched two years later (in 1923) that builds on the same […]

East River Catch Up 5

For what might be considered an exotic among exotics, let’s go back to Pete Ludlow’s photos,  meet Windserve Odyssey.   As an all-purpose offshore wind farm support vessel, it is just one vessel type that will be more common in the years to come.  The blog alluded to this particular vessel and a possible transit through […]

Government Boats 59

One of the joys of wandering around an unfamiliar port is getting surprised, as I was to see an LCS underway.  I also saw some reference to the place of LCS vessels in the USN fleet here and here on gCaptain. More on the ship and the Independence-class variant can be read here.  Know the […]

Mackenzie Rose 2

Here was the first post in this series.  If I’m not mistaken, this sand comes from the freshwater sources of sand in SW New Jersey;  I posted photos of the loading and transit of such sand here back not quite three years ago. My vantage point here was Little Island, and in midafternoon, I was […]

From the Line Locker 32

I just happened to look at the August 2014 section of the archive, and this was the engine room at that time of the living, breathing tugboat Urger. The top photo shows the Atlas-Imperial fore-to-aft along the portside, and below, it’s the opposite . . .  starboard side aft-to-fore. Below is that same view as […]

Random Ships 89

I’ve done dense traffic posts, and actually this is one. The 3-mile strait can get quite busy.   Petroleum and all other goods, manufactured and raw, transit. Key word here is busy.   Sometimes large vessels seem to be on a collision course, but that’s just trompe-l’œil …. Yesterday, at one point it was unusually […]

Random Tugs 323

Enjoy more late afternoon photos here . . .  like Alexandra, passing in front of a number of cranes, both on the water, near the water, and atop buildings. Ava transits the Con Hook Range, with three East River bridges in the background. Miriam heads in the direction of the Bayonne Bridge, with two Arthur […]

People on the Boro 30

Spring, for a few more weeks, means it’s no longer winter.  Warmer temperatures bring mariners out, to clean glass, to plan the docking procedure, to flake out the lines, to retireve the boom . . . although these boom guys have to be out all year round, as do all the crew above. Spring temperatures […]

Retro Sixth Boro 50 B

Ten years ago, the WTC was incomplete, no supertalls/superskinnies were up, and Taurus was not yet Joker. Miriam and the archway at Sailors Snug Harbor are all the same, although that dock is gone from there. The 1969 Barbara McAllister is now Patsy K, operating out of the Gulf coast of Florida. The 2003 Jane […]

Helen’s Last Waltz Redux

If it seems I’m doing a lot of redux, etc. these days, my explanation is that 2012 was a great time for my being out there taking photos.  It was entirely by chance that I walked past this scene on July 17, 2012 before 0900.  I can’t even remember why I was there.  Now it […]