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Turning 80c

So concludes this series . . . with total time elapsed from Qatar nosing around Bergen Point until Suez Canal Bridge‘s stern clearing the west side of the Bayonne Bridge  . . .  about 50 minutes.  Furthermore, a fourth vessel–Seatrout–traversed in that same time period, as did RTC 135, moved by Nicole Leigh Reinauer. So […]

Turning 80b

On Sunday, APL Qatar was tied up at the dock at Howland Hook. Note the snow on the Elizabethport bank.  Imari is the smaller vessel forward of AP Qatar.  I wonder if she’s the only vessel ever named for  export porcelain??  Given the marine environment, I can’t imagine feeling safe on a vessel named for a […]

Turning 80a

About a year ago this blog featured “turning 70,” with a vessel that subsequently played an unexpected role in history. See the crewman on the bridge wing looking up?   What’s he monitoring? Ten minutes earlier I’d caught Suez Canal Bridge nosing around a bend on E 1st Street in Bayonne.  That’s Caddell Dry Dock […]

Random Tugs 280

Want to check out Random Tugs 001?  The  001 got added more recently than 2007 because back then,  I had no idea I’d go on.  In the 2007 photo, might that be Mary Turecamo along with the Reinauer tugs, which are also still at work operating out of the sixth boro.  The other morning Mary […]

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 […]

On Turning 86

The 1931 bridge has been so prominent on this blog over the past decade plus that the past few years of construction and now deconstruction mesmerize me.  Just look at the header photo I’ve not changed since 2006.  I’ll never change it now. I spent a few hours watching the work yesterday and share some […]

Update: Turning 84

A few years ago, I did this series of posts on the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Bayonne Bridge, which I needed to shoot under to get this photo of Laura K. Moran assisting Global Laguna–-probably here for scrap– around Bergen Point. So let’s have a look at the construction project, one of […]

Freeport 2

I took these photos a bit over a week ago, and she’s already most of the way to the Gulf of Mexico.  I know that’s what ocean and coastwise transportation does and how it earns its money, but for some reason I’m still fascinated by this. Assist was provided by Ruby M. Chemical Transporter has […]

Virtual Erie Canal 8W: Closing the Circle

Three Rivers Junction, where the Seneca meets the Oneida, forming the Oswego, it’s got to be right around that bend. At Three Rivers we sail into our own wake;  we’ve performed the ouroboros.  There’s just this sign, which we saw on leg 9 of the earlier virtual tour.  No pier, no quay, no wharf, no […]