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Wanderbird 3

(Doubleclick enlarges fotos.) With a favorable weather window,  tomorrow nightfall may find Wanderbird out the Narrows and at sea, bound for Puerto Rico.    But midday today, she was anchored off Piermont, off the old Camp Shanks.  More Camp Shanks later. Captain Rick Miles came calling ashore in the skiff. At daybreak Paolo and Pitsik bade […]

Wanderbird 2

9 a.m.  … Wanderbird coming through the Gate?  (Remember… doubleclick enlarges.) Well, I knew it wasn’t, given all that capacity up forward. but a little over half an hour later, she wandered in.  Wanderbird was built for capacity, too, and from 1963 when the Jaczon family launched her, until 1990, she fished.  Here’s a link […]

Wanderbird

Whatzit in this study?  Where is this library?  (Note:  Doubleclick enlarges most fotos.) It depends.  Monday under a sky itching to rain the library was here as this vessel wandered in through Hell Gate, and made her way between Gracie Mansion and Astoria and then past Roosevelt Island and Upper Bay-bound on the East River, […]

Random Sixth Boro (and Beyond) 31

I took this photo in Waterford eastern terminus of the Erie Canal on November 1, 2010, and the canal had not yet closed.  I had just returned from part of a transit, and we had met lots of boats.  Although we had been bound for the Great Lakes, most, like the intriguing Baidarka, was bound […]

Port of Gloucester 1

Way too many years ago I made a trip back to Gloucester, as posted about here.  So I went back this weekend, had long talks with a few people, but of course that means I didn’t see all the people I would have liked to.  And although putting up these photos seems like walking on […]

Yachts a Million

A Nordhavn 62 . . .  ??  exiting the Erie Canal last weekend.  Professional delivery crew? It was interesting that something they saw on the bulkhead in Waterford prompted them to do a 180 and try to squeeze onto the bulkhead.  Was it thoughts of dining on sausage and onions washed down with a Keegan Ale?  Port of registry here–Port […]

Port of Belfast, ME

Belfast probably has fewer people than does my block in Queens, but it jam packed with character.  In fact, I wanted to move there after spending a single weekend there two years ago.  Here and here are some posts I did from there. Many thanks to Tom Mann for these photos, taken in July 2015. […]

Road Fotos 29

Quick update on National Maritime Day from Belfast, Maine.  What got me here was this vessel, today a platform for tours between here and the Arctic mostly.  Wanderbird started this stage of her life after fishing for 30 years, cod and herring.  The shoes in the foreground reflect its origins  . . . launched in […]

Eagle 2

Uh . . . I miscalculated and got no new fotos of cutter Eagle today, but John Watson made a smart choice and got these . . . .  Bravo,  John!  Check out this Eagle/Horst Wessel crew reunion blog.  And thanks to PortSide NewYork, this info on visiting hours this weekend aboard Eagle  at Pier 7 […]

Whatzit 9

I could have called this “other peoples fotos,” but these are also quite unusual.  Foto below comes many thanks to John Watson.  According to John, it anchored off Bay Ridge for less than 12 hours yesterday to bunker.   The last time this blog touched on livestock of the bovine sort was the post Cows […]