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Welcome Comfort 2

I could also call this “other peoples photos” but here is yesterday’s arrival of the hospital ship as seen from three friends’ perspectives. Phil Little took this, and referred to it as his Normandy landing shot, an appropriate name given that this asset, arriving with a large support group, marks a surge, a counteroffensive against […]

Welcome Comfort 1

At 0900 and a few minutes, USNS Comfort arrived at the Narrows.  Ava M was one of six McAllister units meeting her there to assist. USACE, NYPD, and other agencies saw her in as well. ,  She passed the USCG station and   and the old hospital complex. Another USNS vessel in the port was […]

Comfort En Route, Oh Comfort

Note:  Tomorrow I may slip my post time a little; you’ll understand, I hope, tomorrow.  Mentioning hope, check out this link to learn about, among other things, an iron cow!!  Hope, SS Hope, was born of USS Consolation, AH-15. Anyone know the US first hospital ship?   When did USNS Comfort last call in the sixth […]

Other Watersheds 5

Other Watersheds 4 is here.  And the most recent appearance of Joan Turecamo on this blog had her parked along the KVK.  So where was this? Many cities have a wide or not so much wide street by this name, but –say in New York–Broadway does not have work boats anchoring it, although maybe in […]

Old Years 2020

I don’t celebrate holidays much, but “old year’s day” I take seriously, to look back and assess.  Today’s post features photos you may remember from 2020.  I chose these from the several thousand photos I put into public domain this year.  It’s a personal and subjective exercise;  on a different day I might choose another […]

Stacks 7

Identity and ownership or affiliation can be read from vessel stacks.  Seeing the photo below with the gray, blue, and gold rings over a white stack . . .  you might know that could be only one of two vessels, USNS Comfort, which it is, or USNC Mercy.  Other USNS or Military Sealift Command vessels […]

Other Peoples Photos 79

Many thanks to Phil Little, who took these from his socially-distanced perch high atop the Weehawken cliff . . .  I had thought to go out, but I didn’t want to get swarmed by “social-approachers.”  An alternative title here could be “Comfort Departs.”  I like the blue/white sign on the building off the starboard side […]

Mercy Departs, Oh Mercy

As the sixth boro prepares to receive USNS Comfort, on the other side of the continent earlier this week, USNS Mercy departed port of San Diego. No specific ETA is reported as yet for either vessel, as  . .  well . . . preps need to be made.   As it turns out, Mercy went […]

GHP&W 22: Elizabeth River a

It’s still November 2015, so for me, it’s day 22 of this focus. Let’s head south again from Hampton Roads, where a lineup of MSC vessels includes a supply vessel called Supply. I guess this would be a small Navy yard tug.  Click here (and scroll) to see a variant with roll bars.   Here it […]

S. S. Red Cross

I’m not sure I’d ever noticed this building before, Hell’s Kitchen .  . 49th street about 1000 feet from the North River.  Obviously, it’s associated with the Red Cross, where I spent a day earlier this month for First Aid/CRP/AED certification. Excuse the informality of these photos, but inside the Red Cross building were these […]