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RVs, as in research vessels, have appeared here before, but since a blog evolves, I’ve not started out with this as a series.  Previous RVs featured here have included Sea Surveyor,  Kaho, Marcus G. Langseth, and Bold once and twice.   I’ve seen Time and Tide several times in the past month, although I’m not sure which of the e4sciences projects were involved.

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Ashley Hutto recently sent along photos of a formidable RV–Atlantis (T-AGOR-25), which is host to

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DSV Alvin, a submersible likely everyone has heard of–or at least of projects it has been associated with.   And . .  to repeat a phrase from the other day, I can’t confirm the identity of the person showing scale, but lucky him . . . to get an audience with Alvin!!  DSV?

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Thanks to Ashley Hutto for the bottom two photos.

RV Atlantis shares a name with the first research vessel Woods Hole (WHOI) used, a Danish-built schooner, which is still afloat and living yet another life as Dr. Bernardo Houssay of the Argentinian Navy.

Click here for a previous post of a possibly faux DSV.

 

 

I’ve been fortunate to see the Columbia and do posts like this and this.  But equally fortunate is the fact Seth Tane lives there and periodically passes along photos like the ones below, Fennica, along with sister Nordica,  in Portland about a month ago. Fennica appeared here once six years ago in photos from SeaBart, showing the Finnish icebreaker at work in the North Sea oil patch.

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Fennica, as Seth noticed, was carrying a “capping stack,” the yellow object hanging from the red frame on Fennica‘s stern.  Fr the difference between a capping stack and a blow-out preventer, click here.

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Also, notice the shape of the hull in the photo below, especially the widening flair about midships. In the weeks since Seth took these photos, the icebreakers headed out to Dutch Harbor, AK, and toward the Chukchi Sea, where in the past few days a hull fracture has been found.  To be followed.

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Below is oceanographic research vessel Kilo Moana (T-AGOR-26), also in Portland.

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Also this spring .  .  . Global Sentinel was on the Columbia, although she’s currently off the Oregon coast.

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Many thanks to Seth Tane for these photos.

There’s winter sail, spring sail, and autumn sail.  And today I’m just staying inside culling photos.   Since moving by wind has been around for millennia, Pioneer is a relatively modern vessel.

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Pioneer, 1885

This vessel below can be “insanely fast.” I took this photos and ones that follow back on May 11, 2015 in Morris Canal.

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Lending Club 2, 2015

Here’s another sixth boro regular, the largest NYC-based schooner.  See her here in winter maintenance.

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Check out these special sails on Clipper City.

Here LC2‘s just finished the 635 nm run in less than 24 hours.

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From Seth Tane on the Columbia River, it’s HMCS Oriole, US-built in 1921.

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I’d love to see the interior of Lending Club 2, but my guess is . . . spartan.

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Also from back in May . . . it’s Wavertree in the last feet of its transit for a major makeover, Thomas J. Brown sliding her over.

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Here’s another shot of L’Hermione entering the Upper Bay for the first time.

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And what do you make of this?

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Maybe more on that last photo tomorrow.

Except for the photo by Seth Tane, all photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

I’ve gotten a bit behind with photos from the Netherlands.  These were taken in early June.

By now, Havila Neptune has made its way across the North Sea to Scotland, towing

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Paragon B391, with Multratug 4 and others.

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Seven Discovery is still in greater Rotterdam.

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Tug Atlas . . .has returned from Rotterdam to the Baltic.

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Here’s an interesting one . .  bucket ladder dredge Stepan Demeshev was in Rotterdam waiting for heavy lift ship Tern to take it to Mumbai.   As of this writing (July 8), Tern with cargo was in the southern Red Sea bound for the Mandeb Strait.

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Last but not least for this update and here assisted by Smit Cheetah and Smit Ebro,  . . . it’s Vanuatu-flagged Global 1200

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currently working off Normandy.

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Many thanks to Jan and Fred for these Rotterdam photos.  I’m struck–as always–by the variety of vessels  that call there and then move on to the next job.

Any errors in current info on these vessels is due simply to me.

The etymology here is “rotte” and “dam,” and as a silly kid, I used to call it “rotten dam,” since silly kids make fun of their heritage.  Rotte, though, is an old name for a waterway in the Rhine-Maas delta.  It is truly a complex port, and thanks to my parents, one where I can speak the language, unlike the case in even more complex ports like Singapore and Shanghai.  In one area of the port, depths can accommodate vessels with drafts of up to 78 feet!  Early on, an important commodity was fish, and fishing boats are still present.  “SCH” on the vessel below identifies it as based in Scheveningen, a port to the northwest of R’dam with a name that’s a veritable shibboleth.   

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OD signifies Ouddorp, or “old village.”   Here are the codes.

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The bow symbol says it all.  Ouddorp is a small village in the delta.

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I’m thinking we’re looking at an old and new version of Maarten-Jacob.

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Whenever you take a photo of a vessel in a port, it really is just a moment in time.  All these vessels shared this port one day in late June, but now . . .

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Wylde Swan, former steam ship

they’re all either “on the fishing grounds” around Scotland, as is true of Wylde Swan and Sandettie and

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Alida, 

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or fisheries research vessels (l to r) Tridens,  Isis, Zirfaea, and Arca.

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Yes, that vessel is called Isisand has been since 1983.

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Here’s Oceaan II  . . . between jobs.

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And finally Oleg Strashnov, heavy lifting crane ship, with lift capacity of 5000 tons!  It’s also headed into the North Sea for wind farm support.

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Of course, many previous posts have been devoted to the port of greater Rotterdam, like here, here, here, and here. Of course, there are many more.

Again, many thanks to Jan Oosterboer via Fred Trooster for these photos.

 

With many thanks to a friend up on the Erie Canal, it’s ex-Bear, journeying toward the west as Elizabeth Anna.  I suspect she might head for Lockport, rather than Oswego, so maybe someone will confirm they’ve seen her after turning to starboard or port at Three Rivers.  Here some years ago was part of the rest of her fleet.

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She seems small by current sixth boro standards, but not here.  Anyone know the location?  Answer follows.

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Thanks to Mark “woodywud” Woods, here’s Colonel, not a common sight up river, although that could change.

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And finally, some pics I took . . . James E. Brown last week moving railcars on barge 278 between NJ and  Brooklyn, NYNJR. Here’s a 2012 article.

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So the top two photos were taken at Sylvan Beach NY, east end of Oneida Lake, a popular stopping point along the Erie Canal. Thanks to Jim and Mark for sending these photos.  The Brown photos are by me, Will Van Dorp.

Here was part 1 of this story about the ill-fated Baltic Ace.

Jan Oosterboer took these photos in the Waalhaven portion of Rotterdam harbor.

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Tugboat Viking barged these parts to Waalhaven  on July 2.

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Can you recognize the make of car?

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Click here to see this model out of the water but in workable condition.  The automobiles were Mitsubishi, 1414 of them.

Thanks to Jan Oosterboer for these photos, sent by Fred Trooster.

A jolly tar sent me some photos that could be a continuation of Other Watersheds 17.  He was there recently, and these photos add to my desire to get back up there, since it’s been 25 years since I last saw this place.

Note the pilot boat.  Now I’ll use his words:  “MAERSK PALERMO northbound on St. Lawrence possibly bound for Nova Scotia or proceeding to sea.
Bridge in background connects mainland to Ile D’Orleans.  River SMOKES when it ebbs – 5+KTS.”

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To see Ocean Charlie (1973) in exactly the same location in February, click here. Quebec City has an average January temperature of 9 F, compared with 30 for the sixth boro. If you want cold, go up to Quebec’s north country to Inukjuak, where the average January temperature is -12 F.

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Ocean Tundra (2013) was built at Ocean’s own shipyard.   To her stern is Ocean K. Rusby (2005).  And the grain silos have also served as a projection screen.

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Ocean Echo II (1969)  is a pin boat.

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Ocean Guide returns from a call, fighting a current.

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From a month ago, here are some other Ocean tugs, these in Hamilton.

For the entire Ocean tugboat fleet, click here.

Again, many thanks to the jolly tar.

For some stats on Canadian ports, click here.  Montreal–upriver from Quebec City– is one the the big four Canadian container ports; for info on the four, click here.

I will be back tomorrow with close-ups of L’Hermione and more, but Bjoern of New York Media Boat sent me the very intriguing photo below.  Recognize it?  Answer follows.  Clue:  Elizabeth Anna.

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Well, L’Hermione  (pronounced LAIR me un) will find her way into more of these photos.  Here’s the venerable W. O. Decker.  Click and scroll to see her at work a few decades back.

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It’s Pelham, power unit for Wavertree not long ago.

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And it’s James Turecamo, preparing to escort in the French frigate currently at South Street.

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And Frederick E. Bouchard, in the process of switching B. No. 264 from on the hawser to alongside.

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And my first shot of James E. Brown, brand spanking new.  I’ll devote a whole post to James E. soon, I hope.

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Laura K. Moran watches the French lion pass . . .

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as does Frances out in Gravesend Bay.

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And the answer to the question about Elizabeth Anna . . . the top photo . . . I believe it’s the erstwhile Bear, the Disch tug acquired by DonJon at an auction back in December 2014.  I wonder where she’s headed.  Anyone help out?

Except the top photo by Bjoern Kils, all photos in the past few days by Will Van Dorp.

And if I haven’t said this explicitly enough, New York Media Boat is the faster, most versatile, shallowest draft means to see whatever you want in the sixth boro.  Need waterborne support for a project or  . . .want to see or show someone the sixth boro and its borders with the other boros, check them out.

So I’m going to do at least three posts on L’Hermione.

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L’Hermione passes in front of the classic Bayonne Bridge

Escort tug James Turecamo closes in.

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Notice the bow light of NY Media Boat.

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Docking pilot prepares to board

The final leg to South Street Seaport Pier 15.

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What is the technical name for the white sheet on James’ bow?

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Incoming vessels flanked by Fort William and a Staten Island ferry

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Crew takes to the rigging

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I missed photos of the perfect smoke rings in the salute.

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Pier 15’s design allows a large welcome party.

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Can someone explain the uniforms of the two sailors, one playing the cornemuse . . . ok, bagpipes?

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It seems that James‘ 92′ loa doesn’t quite work here.  Can anyone identify the flag below the Stars and Stripes and above the French tricoleur?

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Heaving lines finally all to the pier.

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And the word for tomorrow’s post–or if I have time–later today is Hennessey.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, with many thanks to  NY Media boat.   Here’s the story from the NYTimes.  And here’s what’s happening Saturday, July 4.

 

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