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Cranes: Chesapeake 1000

Note about ongoing voting below.  Also, previous “cranes” posts can be found here. I’ve long included photos of Chesapeake 1000 but never devoted a post to it.  These posts here and here from seven years ago are my favorites, largely because my camera and I just happened onto the lift while prowling at night, not […]

Random Tugs 235

I take a lot of photos.  A few are extraordinary, IMHO.  The photo below ranks among that select set. Above and below, it’s Jonathan C Moran.  Sharon Sea heads for sea above. Atlantic Salvor takes yet another scow filled with dredge spoils out to the dumping grounds. Atlantic Dawn heads out. Emily Ann tows Chesapeake […]

Grouper et al. Auction Update

I suppose if you are bidding, you might not like this post.  As of this posting and with one week left for the auction, the high bid on 1912 74′ x 19′ x 12′ draft Grouper is $145.  Period.  That’s not $145k;  it’s as much money as you might be carrying in your wallet right […]

Multifarious Traffic Nola

Call this grand finale, third of three on Nola traffic . . .  but of course, that’s contrived; there is no finale except to my reporting.  Powered traffic has operated here since Roosevelt, the great grand uncle and aunt of TR,  Nicholas Roosevelt and Lydia Latrobe Roosevelt, their second arrival there in 1811!  I’d love […]

Two Atlantics and More

Behold the Atlantics  . . . being A Salvor with the dump scow Witte 4003  and A Enterprise . . . with the Chesapeake 1000. It’s delightful to see them now as twins, which they are, but hadn’t appeared to be.  Before we move to the next pictures, though, what are the “poles” beyond the […]

Virtual Erie Canal 3W: Rochester Stretch

Many activities across the state are being cancelled, but our virtual tour boat has been authorized by the USCG and the United Federation of Planets to carry an infinite number of passengers, so long as we have an infinite number of virtual PFDs and our transporter room has virtual  certification.  And your captains . . […]

In Inert, Out Racing

Or, stated less succinctly, March came in like a hibernating turtle, and is ending like a springtime cottontail. Here’s a March 11 AIS grab.  A circle means a vessel is docked or anchored.  There’s a single vessel underway NE bound on Lake Erie.  It’s a Canadian CG ice breaker. Below, less than two weeks later, […]

More Cargoes 18

See the two big shoes on the Nadro Marine barge pushed by Margot?  You might also call them “pedestals” for the New York Wheel.  Those are size 110-ton shoes.  A little over a month ago, NY Media Boat caught the legs arriving, the legs which will wear these shoes. Here’s a close up with two […]

Merry Christmas 2017

Well, the season is wrong and the implement over the right shoulder belies merriment, but the hat and beard are almost right . . . The colors here are festive, but  . . . it’s not right. Floating here in a TowBoatU.S. water sled “pushed” by 150 horses past Boldt Castle . . . or […]

East River Sight to Behold 3

The first six photo here comes from Jonathan Steinman, taken on June 13.  The Donjon tugs has delivered Chesapeake 1000 to a point just off Rockefeller University’s campus to prepare for lifting prefabricated modules for Rockefeller’s River Campus. Step one for Donjon is to secure the gargantuan crane. Then Atlantic Salvor moves into place to receive the […]