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I caught her at the fuel dock the other day, and knew a bit of back story.  Do you recall seeing her before on this blog?

Since she was fueling and I was not waiting around for that process to end, I left.  I wish I’d gotten a 360-degree view, because changed paint really changes appearance.

She used to be Marion Moran, as seen in these Bayonne Bridge April 2013 photos

here muscling a HanJin container ship around Bergen Point. 

Another new name . . . Marilyn George, stencilled on for now. 

As you can see, before that she was Steven Wayne and before that . . .

she was 

Patapsco, as seen here in a September 2008 photo.

Welcome Marilyn George and Topaz Coast.  All photos, WVD. 

 

I haven’t always noticed all the right details, 

and you might be wondering if this title sounds a bit like one of those professional firms . . .

but possibly by the time you get to the photo below you’ve figured out the title.

Certainly while shooting these photos, it occurred to me that this tug/barge combination is somewhat unusual . . . Chesapeake Coast pushing liquid tank barge Chesapeake.  Maybe it’s not unusual.  Sister tug Discovery Coast has been in the boro a fair amount but it’s been a while since I recall seeing Chesapeake Coast here.

Anyhow, I thought it was unusual.  

Can you recall seeing this barge in the boro?  Going back in my archives, it’s been a few years that I’ve posted photos of Chesapeake Coast, other than it “retro” posts. Good to see you. 

All photos, any lapses of memory and inattention, WVD. 

Daisy Mae . . . time flies and this 82′ x 30′ and 3200 hp boat has been around since 2017 already.

Crystal Cutler, 67′ x 26′ and 1500 hp, I remember when she first arrived in the boro.  I mist be getting old here. 

Evelyn Cutler, 117′ x 32′ and 3900 . . .  I recall when she was Melvin E. Lemmerhirt.

Discovery Coast, 96′ x 34′ and 3000 hp . . .  she’s been around by that name since leaving the shipyard a decade ago. 

Capt. Brian A. McAllister, 100′ x 40′ and 6770 hp . . . half a decade here. 

Brian Nicholas, 72′ x 23′ and 1700 hp, I never saw her as Banda Sea, although I saw many other Seas.

Charles James, 77′ x 26 and 2400 hp . . . I recall her as Megan McAllister

Navigator, 64′ x 24′ and 1200hp**,  arrived here as that.  Saint Emilion . . .105′ x 38′ and 4800hp, I’ve known her as Arabian Sea and Barbara C before that, and this blog has been doing this since before she was launched. 

All photos and any errors, WVD.

**We know about autocorrect.  Here’s a message from Capt. Tugcorrect:  “Re 1200 hp, she’s been repowered and info should reflect that she  ‘boasts two MTU 12V2000s rated at 900hp each for a total of 1800.’ ”  Thx, Tugcorrect.

Discovery Coast has been around for over a decade now.  One of my first times to see her was here

Lightning has only recently been joined by Thunder, here.  Might tugs named for other weather phenomena like hail and fog be coming?

Helen was only renamed that earlier this year;  before that, she was  Charles Burton

Thomas D. Witte appeared here only once as Kendall P. Brake, and that was a decade and a half ago with Powhatan, class-establisher for Apache

Defender last appeared on this blog a year and a half ago here . . .  She was

formerly Davis Sea, my favorite photo of which was here, struggling with solid water upriver.

Pearl Coast is a regular at the cement dock on the KVK, here with Cement Transporter 1802,  one of a fleet of barges dedicated to exactly that. 

And while I was at this location, I caught a convergence of tugboats,  Pegasus eastbound and Stephen Reinauer westbound.   Stephen has been in the sixth boro for nearly 30 years now.

All photos, WVD.

This sight might have confused some folks looking at vessels in the Stapleton anchorage yesterday.  The brightly lit vessel arrived a bit before sunrise.

Here’s a closer shot.  That’s Discovery Coast with bunkers. 

 

She spun with the tide.

Although, like me, you might not recognize the shape and colors of this vessel, Grimaldi is not an unusual name in the harbor.  Grimaldi owns the ACL fleet as well as ROROs with names that begin with “grande” except the Blount boats.  

 

Eurocargo Bari is one of 10 sister ships, all named for “Mediterranean” port cities, the class referred to as the Genova class. 

If you’ve not clicked on the links, she’s 656′ loa x 87′ and carries 1255 ceus.  She’s also fast, max speed of 22 knots.  She departed the sixth boro yesterday after dark and is already off the Carolina Capes, bound for Altamira MX.

Busy livery and 

over styled?  Yes, IMHO, but it is a European look. 

All photos and opinions, any errors, WVD.

Anyone know the story of this lobster tug over at Pier 81 Hudson River?  Its current name?

 

Discovery Coast was standing by a tank barge at Pier 8 Red Hook.

 

Next pier south, Pier 9, Evening Tide hibernates. I guess it’s not true that all parts of “time and tide wait for no one.”

Continuing in that direction to the south of Erie Basin, a Dann Ocean fleet waits:  l to r, Captain Willie Landers, Sarah Dann, and Ruby M.

In the anchorage, Susan Rose awaits her next appointment with the RCM 250.

Fells Point heads to the Narrows to retrieve her bunker barge.

Bruce A. McAllister escorts bulker Thor Fortune into Claremont for a load of scrap.

And finally, Everly Mist is the newest renaming I’ve seen.  Ellen S. Bouchard has also been renamed Jeffrey S, but I’ve not caught a photo yet.

 

All photos, WVD.

Some things you can only see from the water, like these exquisite sights recently sent along by Capt. Sunbeams.  An illustration for “smoke on the water, fire in the sky” i.e., sailing on the Delaware while pushing

something along to earn a living.

Meanwhile there’s lots to see like a cooling tower, Genesis Victory and her barge,

 

Ruby Coast and

Knot Refined . . .  her very new barge,

an incoming Rhea . . . which makes me wonder if she’s here to do what Miss Rui didn’t,

and then a spectacular sunset.

All this adds up to another maybe routine but certainly spectacular run down Delaware Bay.

All photos thanks to Capt. Sunbeams.

 

Quick post today with sights around the boro . . . like Morgan Reinauer

and James William

and Alex McAllister

and Ava M.McAllister and 

Janet D and 

Fort Schuyler and 

Brinn Courtney and 

Ivory Coast.  Note these last two mark the October awareness

All photos, my hat tip, WVD.

 

Earlier in the month, I got views of the first details marking the October awareness of the scourge, one of many.  Since then, I saw more, which I honor here.

Eastern Dawn marked it.

Kirby Moran shows the awareness.

So do Mary Turecamo and Laura K mostly obscured.

ONE Stork and ONE Wren have that color as livery.

Marie J Turecamo does too.

Sapphire Coast does.

 

All photos, WVD, who tips this hat.

I’ve not added sugar to my hot drinks for many decades, but if you do, you need to know about Jonathan, or sweet Jon.

If you think I’ve flipped out, here the sugar barge was passing the Statue a few days ago towed by East Coast.

Here are the numbers of Jonathan

Safe travels.

All photos, WVD, who used to look forward to visits of Sugar Express, which I’ve not seen recently. 

Click here to see partly refined sugar being lifted out of the sugar barges. 

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