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Wavertree Returns 2

Who else greeted Wavertree on the rest of the way home?  John J. Harvey is always in on celebrations. Lettie G. Howard was there, as was the helicopter.  Feehan presented herself on the far side of Rae. Pioneer accounted for herself with crew in the crosstrees. Pioneer and Lettie teamed up at times. Wire showed up. New York Harbor School […]

Ice Work on the Hudson 3

Note:  I wrote this a year ago for a print publication, but they’ve not used it.  It’s timely, so here it is in its entirety.  The style is different because of its history and intention.  Here was my post #1 with this title from January 2010.  And HERE was 2. Line crosses the ice fields covering […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension 2

This “fleetless” 2013 fleet week in the sixth boro is an ideal time to look back at previous fleet visits, using these vintage fotos taken almost a third of a century ago by Seth Tane.  Here’s my “fleeted” fleet week fotos from 2012. Foto #1.  USS Mount Whitney arrives in town with airship escort.  Which lightship […]

Government Boats 21

Here was 20.  And below is Wire, Saugerties-based “boat of the year” at the 2012 Waterford Tugboat Roundup.  In less than a year, the New Bern NC Barbour WYTL will be a half-century old, although to me she looked brand spanking new. Note the crane on Gelberman‘s stern:  she’s one of several debris-collectors operated by […]

Waterford Tugboat Roundup 2010 c

Details today, delightful ones like the house of Crow, stern of Margot in front of portside and rope fender Governor Cleveland, stern of The Chancellor in front of Margot, twin barges 1914 Lehigh Valley 79 and 1942  Pennsy 399 (venues for music and photographic displays), stern of Wire and Governor Cleveland, lots of stacks, bow […]

Meditations I

I . . . illusion.  [I know I skipped “H” and trust you’ll understand in a few days.]  Remember, click on a foto to enlarge it. Illusion . . . bedevils me . . . and lots of other folks.  I sometimes create pain for myself by believing the “truth” I want rather than what […]