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More Sailing Cargo

Click here for previous posts on SAILing cargo.  You may recall the vessel Ceres, which moved cargo from Vermont to NYC two years ago and which this summer suspended those efforts. The sailing vessel below–credit to Stefan Edick– is the venerable schooner Adventure.  Built in 1926 in Essex MA, she doryfished for three decades before times forced several re-invention. […]

Sailing Cargo

Is it a vestige of a past whose artifacts are mostly disappearing?  Or is it an enterprise of what is to come? Read how the Danes and Dutch already do it.  These Dutch from Tres Hombres wanted to sail into the sixth boro last year but were stymied by red tape.   Then there’s the […]

Retro 2014 Waterford Tugboat Roundup

2014 was the year I was working on Urger.  Here she’s tied up above lock E-2 while Bejamin Elliot steams by, downbound. Some time later we’d all steamed down to Albany, here (l to r), it’s a Lord Nelson Victory tug yacht, a tender, and C. L. Churchill, a 1964 boat built in Cohasset MA.  […]

More Ceres

Vermont Sail Freight . . . south bound.  Click here for their ports of call and dates.   More fotos courtesy of Fred Wehner. I’m eager to see them with masts stepped and sails billowing. If anyone wishes to contribute fotos of the vessel making her way south and calling at ports headed south, please […]

Ceres Seasonal Starter

If you’re going to the market event in Manhattan today, look for signs like this, painted what must be Ceres blue.  This is the west end of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, closest to Vinegar Hill.   Beyond the East River there, protruding into the sky to the right, that’s the empire State Building.   Ceres […]

More Ceres 2

Progress report, first from Vladimir Brezina, of Windagainstcurrent.  In Vlad’s words, “I did see Ceres, motoring down the Hudson past Stockport Middle Ground, where we were camping, just a few minutes fter sunrise yesterday (Monday). At first I couldn’t believe that it was Ceres—she wasn’t sailing (there was no wind, but wouldn’t a PROPER sailing […]

GP Update

I took these fotos two and a half years ago . . . February 2011, and posted others I took here.  But last night I read that the vessel is currently anchored just outside  Murmansk and the crew awaiting word on which among them will be charged with piracy. Maybe the crew can seek asylum […]