You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Bouchard’ category.

If you think the sixth boro has a wide variety of tugboats, you’ll agree it’s also surrounded by a variety of land–boro–scapes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

l to r:  Thomas J. Brown, 1962 and Joyce D. Brown, 2002

from obscure to iconic.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eastern Dawn, 1978.  Previously Delta Mule and Grand Eagle

Here’s the Brooklyn passenger terminal and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Evening Star, 2012

the anchorage in mid-Upper Bay,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Nanticoke, 2007

Brooklyn Navy Yard,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bridgeport, 1982.  Previously, Dragon Lady and others

Williamsburg,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Miss Gill, 1970.  Previously Mister Mike, Samson, and other.

Bayonne,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eric R. Thornton, 1960.  Previously Roger Williams

east end of Wall Street,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pelham, 1960.  Previously Little Joe, Tucana, and other

entrance to the Kills showing the Bayonne Bridge and obvious modifications to the bases,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eastern Dawn again

and finally the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the Browns again

All photos this week by Will Van Dorp.

 

Let’s start with two from New York Media Boat.  Can you identify this vessel?

0aaaajm1

It’s Jay Michael, on a foggy morning last week.  She’s headed to the dredge over by the passenger terminal.

0aaaajm9

Eileen McAllister last appeared in this blog –I think–over six years ago here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s Laura K. Moran doing what she does.  Anyone have an ETA of the next Moran assist tug arrival?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ocean Tower has been towing and towering elsewhere these past few years.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s Caitlin Ann, a new entry in the containerized garbage hauling?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Caitlin Ann first appeared here nearly seven years ago as Vivian L. Roehrig.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And closing today’s post, Evening Star.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The first two photos by Bjoern Kils.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

 

But first, from less than two months ago . . . this photo taken by O. Nonimus Bosch shows Fells Point, Sassafras, and Pocomoke temporarily immobilized.  Here and here are parts of the story.

3 Barges Panorama

Recently in t-shirt weather in the sixth boro . . . it’s a classic, Thomas J. Brown.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ellen S. Bouchard,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Resolute with a Bouchard barge,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Evening Star, also with a Bouchard barge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Elizabeth McAllister light,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Robert E. McAllister,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ross Sea, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eric McAllister,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and finally Ellen McAllister shifting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cielo di Roma . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thomas J. Brown . . . enjoy another look at this classic.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp.   And in the post above, subtracting the three tugs in the O. Nonimus Bosch photo, you have over 25,000 horsepower, of which 1000 of those ponies are generated by Thomas J.

 

This might be the “newest-named” boat in the harbor, although you’ve seen Genesis Victory here before as Huron Service both with blue trim and orange.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Laura K Moran first appeared on this blog back in 2008 here, as the sixth boro’s newbie.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’m not sure the story here, but Laura K holds station off the stern of MSC Sariska, who still has the hook down.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Brian Nicholas and Evening Mist head out on assignment.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s an entire post I devoted to Brian Nicholas over four years ago.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

For a frontal view of Evening Mist, click here and scroll.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here Miriam Moran escorts Hoegh Inchon.  ROROs’ cargo is quantified not in teus, but ceus, and Inchon is a 21-year-old floating parking lot with 4300-car equivalent capacity.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Maryland and Franklin Reinauer meet, with missions taking them in opposite directions.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And with Red Hook we end.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Happy springtime, like it was in the photo below, showing Huron Service about seven LONG years ago.

0aaaahs

All photos taken in the real maricentric sixth boro by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  The post about the documentary Graves of Arthur Kill seems to be getting a lot of attention the past few days.  Gary Kane and I can always figure out a time when one or both of us could do a screening for a group you put together.

 

Taken Feb 4 by Bjoern Kils . . . the spearhead.

10499471_863033887076646_5140250660290192816_o

Taken this morning by bowsprite, the onslaught of frazil ice.  Is that Amy C. McAllister pushing the Bouchard barge? Anyone guess the light tug in front of Ellis Island?

0aaaaifrazl

And taken yesterday by Allen Baker looking over the stern of Mediterranean Sea northward toward Albany, the state of the Hudson right now . . .

0aaaaii2medc

ditto all . . . here’s the view from the wheelhouse of Mediterranean Sea.

0aaaai3medc

And as if by magic . . . some pics of the same unit by Allen from a remote vantage point . . . coming with

0aaaai4medc

a sign of caution, unheeded

0aaaai5medc

in this photo by Bob Dahringer of a coyote on ice up near Catskill.  According to Bob, “Stephen Reinauer was following us upriver, they said the poor thing fell into the water when they went by him, but he got himself out.”

0aaaai9

And finally . . . from Ashley Hutto and taken on Monday this week . . . the NSFW belle of winter in the sixth boro. . .

0aaaawinterbeaut

Thanks to Bjoern, bowsprite, Allen, Bob, and Ashley for these reports on the ice.

On a cold winter’s morning, what’s going on in the harbor?

The usual . . . .  Kathleen heads out with a scow,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eric R. Thornton muscles scrap,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Evening Tide reconnects with an oil barge,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Diane B disconnects from John Blanche for a spell,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Joyce D. Brown heads out to a job,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Red Hook, wreath still in place, shuttles between barges,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And Ellen McAllister

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

shows Performance out to sea.  And in response to my cuz . .  JS . . . Ellen performs her magic on the container ship . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And tugster, who took these pictures, needs to warm up and get to work himself.

 

I wonder . . . if I move here, will I tire of watching the traffic pass?   Sometimes there are familiar vessels . . . like Buster Bouchard, but otherwise . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

commerce rafts in vessels never before seen . . . like Fu Kang (almost a racy name?) foreground and Caribe Pearl protruding from around the bend, with  Angus R. Cooper, Bollinger, and Algiers Point in between.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Leopard Sea and Miss Sylvia keep the excitement going, with

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

handoffs to Karen Koby,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cindy R and Zante,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

C. Mack Zito, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Jesus Saves,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Presager,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

J. K. McLean, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Alice I. Hooker, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Merrick Jones, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Louisiana and Angus R. Cooper meeting Qingdao Tower.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Mississippi never stops, but I will of now, with a note of familiarity, not Dolphin per se–she’s never been pictured on the is blog, I think–but rather the Kirby livery.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Back to Jesus Saves, is there any truth to the story that somewhere along the Mississippi a nun is master of a tug?

You might conclude that in this city I do nothing except sit on the riverbank, but the better conclusion is that Nola river traffic volume is phenomenal.  So here’s a sampling of another–say–two hours total traffic, beginning with a vessel that would look entirely at home in NYC’s sixth boro . . . it’s J. George Betz.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Next something you’ll not see except in the inland big river, O. H. Ingram, 185′ loa x 54′ 9200 hp and triple screw,  pushing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

at least eight barges heading into a turn with at least two oncoming tows:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Joe B. Wyatt, 170′ loa x 45′ 6120 hp twin screw,  pushing 18 barges and Mr. Pete with a single, but they all squeeze around the turn.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The range of vessels is interesting, considering the likes of Lil Susan S

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Josephine Anne of Bisso Offshore, with Wise One in the distance.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Natalie S . . . and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Blessed Trinity .  .  . and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Natures Way Commander . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Moose . .  and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

CSS Savannah . . . and less than two hours have elapsed and I haven’t included all the traffic!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and let me conclude with a photo taken the previous afternoon, another that would NOT look out of place in NYC’s waters, Greg Turecamo.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

More soon.  All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

Here was the first time I used this title, which clearly needs to be used again.

Let me start here at 13:38.  Note from far to near, or black hull to black hull . . . Cartagena, Four Sky with Lee T Moran, Red Hook, and Genco Knight.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Twin Tube slides through the opening between Bow Kiso and Genco Knight.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Even the bow of Genco Knight is crowded as their vessel prepares to dock and resupply the salt depot.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Kimberly Turecamo works the bulk carrier’s stern as Evening Star passes with B. No. 250.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Add McAllister Girls in the foreground and Ellen McAllister in the distance against the blue hull, which will appear a bit later.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

McCrews heads westbound and Four Sky now seems to be doing the same.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Are you out of breath yet?  Only 10 minutes has elapsed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Linehandler 1 cruises blithely through it, supremely self-assured.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cheyenne adds color.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Another line handler boat scouts out the set up . . . as a new blue hull arrives from the west, as

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

. .  . does Charles D. McAllister.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Crew on the blue hull–Nord Observer–stows lines as they head for tropical heat, escorted

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

by Catherine Turecamo although

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

at the turn on the Con Hook range they meet Mare Pacific heading in with Joan Turecamo and Margaret  Moran.  At this point . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

14:12 . . .  the mergansers decided to hightail it . . . or at least follow their crests.  And I hadn’t even turned around yet to see the congestion on land behind me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All these photos in a very short time by Will Van Dorp.

My thanks to Brian DeForest and Atlantic Salt, whom Genco Knight was arriving to restock.

Here was a post about a dense traffic day as well as a busy day.

I’ll start here for a reason.  This 1941 vessel built in Stamford, CT,   was originally YTL 169, 61′ loa.  In November 1997 she was called Spuyten Duyvil and used to transport the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree from Stony Point to the East river.  I’ve mentioned this before, but although I’ve searched high and low, by letter, word-of-mouth, and electronically . . . I’ve located NO fotos of that event.  None!!  Can this event have completed eluded the photography crowd?  If you know of a foto, please get in touch.   Click here for a foto of this tug–I believe–I took almost 8 years ago now.

0aaaart1

Ever Decent . . .  foto taken 10 days ago, here being passed by Evening Star, is already well into the Pacific Ocean.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Turecamo Girls, here in the KVK, was waiting on the outside of the Amtrack Prtal Bridge last week, but of course I didn’t have a camera.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Amy C McAllister slings in a Bouchard barge, and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

McAllister Sisters does the same with a Reinauer barge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bering Dawn moves another dredge scow out to sea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bob-tailed B. Franklin heads back to her barge, and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eastern Dawn heads west into the Kills.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So, does anyone know of a foto showing Spuyten Duyvil with the 1997 Rockefeller Christmas tree heading south from Stony Point?

All fotos except the top one by Will Van Dorp.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 643 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

My other blogs

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

Archives

May 2015
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 643 other followers