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Turning the Bridge

She’s not pink or blue or green or new, but she’s an ULCV that I saw back out of Bayonne yesterday, and I can imagine all the communications and applications of power to make this happen. JRT yanked eased under power stern wise, while Mary Turecamo  and Jonathan C countered that movement just enough to […]

Turning Seapacis

A hex sign?  Well that “boss” is just about a variation on those folk magic symbols so common in parts of PA. But it’s a logo here, or a symbol I can’t interpret on a crude (?) tanker rotating away from the dock and turning in the length of the KVK . . . one […]

Bruce, Meloi, and Ellen

and that would be in order of appearance.   But check out this lead photo, a scene  no longer so common in the sixth boro, a ship being escorted in the direction of Manhattan and  then turning into the East River. When you see that, it likely means aggregates, cement, or shipyard. I was fortunate […]

Meeting the Fleet 2022 B

I’m just observing, not criticizing, but the vessel turnout in 2022 seems quite small. I understand that lots of other things are happening globally.   Following USS Bataan, USCGC Sycamore (WLB-209) and HMS Protector (A-173) arrive.  They are both about 20 years in service and have both done assignments in the Arctic. Sycamore made a run […]

Marie J Turecamo 2

This photo is out out order in this sequence, just to show scale. Before a tanker leaves, the boom gets removed by these small boats, which also help handle the lines. Miriam came in to deliver the pilot(s).  She then gets a line toward the stern to pull the tanker off the dock. Marie J. […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 9

Kudos to Allen Baker for catching this boat coming through, and as of Friday morning she’s still in the boro even though she’s headed for Norfolk, I believe. Have a look at her and see if you can tell any differences between this new boat and a long evolutionary string of Moran boats depicted here […]

Random Tugs 367

Tony A sent this along labeled as “m-o-a-t,” mother of all tugs, and Pacific Reliance is truly a large tugboat at 121′ x 42′ with 9280 hp turning two 12′ diameter propeller and pushing around a 560′ tank barge that carries 155k barrels of liquid product.  But there are larger tugboats.  Justine McAllister gets called […]

Mackie and Ellis Island

Below is a variation on the photos I posted yesterday, showing a bit more context to the west.  Let’s recap identifying right to left:  Regulus, Teresa with Acadia, and GLDD tugboat Douglas B. Mackie and dredge barge Ellis Island.   I’ve posted other GLDD dredges in the past:   Padre Island here, Terrapin Island here, Dodge Island […]

Other People’s Photos 94

“Call me Capt. Anon or Krunch or Nemo or Underpants (which in French might be slip [pronounced “sleep”*] capitaine or . .  . ) no matter.” I am grateful for the perspective provided by these photos.  So, thank you cap.  These were taken from the same  boat over the past month or so, which speaks […]

Tug New York and Double Skin 509A

I hope you read my latest article, about Vane Brothers expanding to the Great Lakes.  Here tugboat New York pushes Double Skin 509A (A for asphalt) into the Black Rock Canal (or channel) near Buffalo.  Great history and aerial photos of the area can be seen here.  In the photo above, the Vane unit came […]