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

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Lending Club 2, 2015

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Check out these special sails on Clipper City.

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

0aaaass3

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And what do you make of this?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

0aaaarp1HAVILA NEPTUNE-0576

Paragon B391, with Multratug 4 and others.

0aaaarp2MULTRATUG 4-0682

Seven Discovery is still in greater Rotterdam.

0aaaarp3SEVEN DISCOVERY 0257

0aaaarp4SEVEN DISCOVERY 0281

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

0aaaarp5ATLAS, Calandkanaal-0341

 

0aaaarp6ATLAS, Calandkanaal-0243

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.

0aaaarp7STEPAN DEMESHEV, Calandkanaal 0350

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

0aaaars8GLOBAL 1200-0218

currently working off Normandy.

0aaaars9GLOBAL 1200 0232

 

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.   

SONY DSC

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

SONY DSC

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

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

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

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

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 . . .

SONY DSC

Wylde Swan, former steam ship

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

SONY DSC

Alida, 

SONY DSC

 

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

SONY DSC

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

SONY DSC

Here’s Oceaan II  . . . between jobs.

SONY DSC

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.

SONY DSC

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.

0aaaabaer1

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

0aaaabaer2

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

0aaaac2

0aaaac1

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

0aaaa1verder slopen-0917

Tugboat Viking barged these parts to Waalhaven  on July 2.

0aaaa1VIKING, Waalhaven-0854

0aaaa2boeg BALTIC ACE-0834

Can you recognize the make of car?

0aaaa3inkijk-0851

0aaaa4schroot van de BALTIC ACE-, Waalhaven-P1410872

0aaaa5schroot van de BALTIC ACE-, Waalhaven-874

0aaaa6schroot van de BALTIC ACE-, Waalhaven-0826

0aaaa7schroot van de BALTIC ACE-, Waalhaven-P1410902

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.”

0aaaaob1

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.

0aaaaob2

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.

0aaaaob3

Ocean Echo II (1969)  is a pin boat.

0aaaaob4

0aaaaob6

Ocean Guide returns from a call, fighting a current.

0aaaaob7

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.

0aaaart1

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

as does Frances out in Gravesend Bay.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

L’Hermione passes in front of the classic Bayonne Bridge

Escort tug James Turecamo closes in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Notice the bow light of NY Media Boat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Docking pilot prepares to board

The final leg to South Street Seaport Pier 15.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Incoming vessels flanked by Fort William and a Staten Island ferry

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Crew takes to the rigging

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pier 15’s design allows a large welcome party.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Heaving lines finally all to the pier.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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.

 

Back in March, I posted these photos taken by Xtian Herrou.  Xtian . ..  today I return the favor.  Tomorrow too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pilot arrives at L’Hermione

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Tricoleur is hosted at the stern.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Gunners prepare the guns for the salute.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hands hook the anchor ring for further hoisting.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hands on the wheel

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

L’Hermione enters the Narrows and passes Fort Wadsworth

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

James Turecamo delivers a docking pilot just off the French Statue.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

And I’ll pick up the story here tomorrow.  Many thanks to Bjoern Kils and the NYMedia Boat for a fun ride.  After a night of thunderstorms and rain, daybreak brought blue skies and sunshine.  All photos by Will Van Dorp.   Also, merci Lafayette!

I’m not going to count, but there must be dozens of posts here with photos from or some mention of Paul Strubeck.  Here I’m pleased to dedicate a whole post to him in part because these photos make me see the sixth boro with new eyes.  Enjoy.  Cornell . . . by foggy night and compare to my photo from about the same day but at dawn here and scroll to the third photo.  The location is the soon-to-open Brooklyn Barge Bar, where I’m eager to imbibe a sunset beer. Also in Paul’s “roll” of film are

0aaaaps1

Pinuccia and Specialist mostly obscured,

0aaaaps5

Captain D ,

0aaaaps2

Nanticoke passing the East River Seaplane base,

0aaaaps3

an unobscured photo of Specialist,

0aaaaps4

Sea Robin secured to Sugar Express at the sugar plant in Yonkers,

0aaaaps6

James William,

0aaaaps7

and Foxy 3 pushing a Thornton barge, which

0aaaaps8

brings us back to a great photo of Cornell, which Paul used his special lens for.

0aaaaps9

All photos here are used with permission from Paul Strubeck.  Thanks much, Paul.

Unrelated:  Here’s an East River seaplane photo I posted here many years ago. And a photo of Sugar Express towed south by a former fleet mate of Sea Robin.

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

Join 702 other followers

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

WANTED: New Ideas for Tug Pegasus

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

July 2015
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 702 other followers