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Whatzit 48

Yesterday I mentioned novelty.  This is mid November in this part of the sixth boro.  For outatowners, this photo looks eastward from Liberty Landing Marina (aka  the Morris Canal) toward lower Manhattan.   Mid november!  And there are sailboat lessons happening.  But the “whatzit” is SeatheCity, a boxy catamaran with scant rearview vision.  Note the attitude […]

Whatzit 47 Rider

Here’s an annotated version of one of yesterday’s photos. Below is an F.1 with wings removed. Christian writes” It’s Mirage F1 for sure as it’s an up-wing aircraft. On your second picture you can see the junction place body/wing  (right side is forward – left side aft of the aicraft)  On my picture (below) the Mirage […]

Whatzit 47

Clifford Maersk is making her final approach into port of NYNJ, arriving here from King Abdul Aziz Seaport in Damman, KSA.   So what?  Check out the non-containerized cargo near the front center of the load. See it? As the container ship approached, I managed to get some closer up photos.    I have my theory, […]

Whatzit 3 Follow Up

Below was the lead photo in Whatzit 3, January 10,  2009.  Bowsprite took the photo from her cliff in late October of that year, and several months later asked me if I knew what it showed.  I had no clue. Eventually we figured it out, and only recently it occurred to my “slowness” that the […]

Whatzit 46

I’ll get back to pretty wooden boats, but first . . . what’s this?  I missed its first pass, but the sound led me to check AIS, where I saw it was doing 33 kts . . . Does Sipu Muin mean anything to you? But here she is . . .CCGS Sipu Muin, an […]

Whatzit 45

I took these photos this morning in North Cove, the same place I took photos of a youthful Brigitte Bardot about six weeks ago here. If you saw Brigitte Bardot, you’ve at least a sense of what this could be, but I’ll leave any identification in suspension until the end of the post.  I wish […]

Whatzit 44

Click here for the 43 previous posts if you don’t understand the title.  If your thoughts on being the image below were of high heels sans the rest of the impractical shoe, mine were the same.  Of course, you can read Weeks 526 clear as day, so  . . . whatzit? Here’s a bit more context. […]

Whatzit 43

Sorry about the washout colors below;  what happened was the dawn light was intermittently too bright or dull, as winds washed clouds across the sky. Nevertheless, I headed out because I saw a Spliethoff vessel in the offing, heading into the sixth boro. Painted a unique copper brown, Spliethoff vessels all have names ending in -gracht, […]

Whatzit 42

Hundreds of tires are moving here, but not one is spinning. Are they really moving?  Where is this?     Cornelia Maersk is headed for Charleston. Would those then be offloaded there, or is there a shortage elsewhere?  Unusual uncovered cargoes on container ships always surprise, like here, here, and here.   And then in […]

Whatzit 41

Or . .  . what day of the week is it?  There is a logic here. While we’re looking at AIS, notice this surprise . . . 10 or so nm south of Fire Island, Grasp is (or was)  . . . grasping. This is not Grasp but her sister Grapple, both product of Peterson […]