You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Dann Marine Towing’ category.

Many thanks to Pierre Kfoury for sending along this very clever photo in shades of black, white, and gray of Bruce McAllister he took up by New Hamburg, NY.  In Pierre’s photo, I like those gray shades and gray reflections too.

0aaaassg1

More shades of spray take us to Emerald Coast, passing Chesapeake Coast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sitting out on deck has to be evidence of a warm heart on a vessel

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

that will miss Mardi Gras in a warm place.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Frozen spray reinforces the fenders maybe?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The glaze coats the hull with a very light-gray layer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

x

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Even on this vessel with a hot name . . . the icy shading is present.  Is it true that this tanker was briefly in port to deliver the love drug –phenethylamine– to those of us crowded on the edges of the sixth boro?   A few years ago, this vessel was in the sixth boro with the name Golden Venus;  for photos of her and other vessels with fantastic names, click here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So . .  50 shades of spray?  How about 56 or 65 or  . . .spray, gray, play . . . ?  The number is only limited by the imagination and the eye.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I had gone looking to get a photo of this vessel, but by the time I got to my favorite cliffs, they all have headed to warmer waters.  And given the usual fashion of mermaids, I can’t blame them.

0aaaassg99

Thanks again to Pierre Kfoury for his photo.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

 

Here was 23.  In today’s post, there are boats from the just north of South America, at the south edge of the Chesapeake, and in the busiest part of the KVK.   Mero is from 2008,

0aaaarrt2

Captain Willie Landers from 2001,

CAPTAIN WILLIE LANDERS

Chesapeake Coast 2012,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eric McAllister 2014,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

B. Franklin Reinauer 2012,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Marjorie B. McAllister . . . the dean today, from 1974.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wait . . . there’s one more, Lincoln Sea, shot in NYC’s sixth boro in September 2012 and built in Tacoma in 2000.  She’s just traversed the Panama and is now back in her home Pacific waters.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thanks to the Maraki crew for the first photo and to John Jedrlinic for the second.  All the other by Will Van Dorp.

 

When Walter’s building looks like this in the center of the island,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the sixth boro looks like this.   Here Ava Jude pushes a Hughes barge past Ruth M. Reinauer wedded to RTC 102.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eastern Welder fishes as Emma Miller services Asphalt Star.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wolf River does hydrographic work while

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chesapeake Coast lighters Elixir, and just beyond

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Amazon Brilliance belies her name.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Awaiting orders or favorable tide and each with a barge, it’s McAllister Sisters and McKinley Sea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s to hoping for fog to dissipate.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

Many thanks to John Jedrlinic for these photos . . .

C. Angelo (1999) with

C ANGELO

Sea Shuttle.

SEA SHUTTLE

Treasure Coast (2006) alone and

TREASURE COAST

with a possibly unruly Cement Transporter 7700. 

TREASURE COAST

Delta (1991) . . . one I’ve never seen before.

DELTA

and Honor (2007).

HONOR

HONOR

Again thanks to John for sending these along.  John owns up to having a sea travel bug as well as a photo bug.

 

Storm Juno was all hyperbole in the five boros . . . not as  harsh as  in eastern Long Island and southern New England, but it was cold the day after.  Nevertheless, Mary Alice and Cheyenne were hard at work,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

as was Mister Jim.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The same is true for Barbara McAllister and 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charles D.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Buchanan 1 was at work.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The government boats were out like Liberty V and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Driftmaster.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Of course, cold means demand for fuel . .  and Matthew Tibbetts was moving it , as

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

was Crystal Cutler.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Joyce D. Brown was moving the railroad and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Treasure Coast had a barge astern headed south. Anyone know what cargo was/will be in the barge?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who went out to see the sights after the storm.

Helen Laraway (1957) might be the only tug based in Coeymans, NY.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thomas J. Brown (1962)  . . . Staten Island based will always be a head-turner.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charles A (1979) is another first-view for me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chesapeake Coast (201) has spent much of its career in the sixth boro.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Quantico Creek (2010) and USACE Hocking (?)  enter the east end of the Kills, although I think Hocking was tracing a survey pattern.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Susan Miller (1981) moves a spud barge westbound.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Prospector (1982?) sank at the dock in high winds about two months ago and is being refurbished.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Also, high and dry for a shave and a make-over is Iron Mike.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And let’s call it a day with Barbara McAllister (1969).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who hopes the internet folk keep the photos coursing through my local wires and those far off ones.

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Name that tug?  Answer follows.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Kodiak . . . this is a new one for me and a one-off trip for the vessel?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The tug here is

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Liberty Service.  And yes, that’s Chesapeake Coast in the distance.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

McKinley Sea leads Bluefin in from the anchorage.  I’m not sure why Bluefin is still gray.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is an impressive lineup in the late fall afternoon light:  the McAllisters Kate, Bruce, Helen, Brothers, Brian .  . and more.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This vessel I truly don’t know.  It’s new in the harbor, and I have a hunch . . . but will keep that to myself.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And the mystery tug at the start of this post was none other than W. O. Decker.  Here’s one of my favorite set of old photos of Decker.  Here are many others.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos very recently by Will Van dorp.

. . . or I could call it “blue friday plus 700-something days.”  Here was “plus 21 days.”  Anyhow, on this day associated with shopping, Hayward and others were out for harbor maintenance,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chesapeake Coast and others were out pushing fuel,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Seastreak New Jersey and others were moving passengers . . . (maybe here),  and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

crews on ship and shore were moving bulk materials like salt here from Key Hunter.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And if you wonder what it looks like at the base of that tower, whose antenna arrived in the harbor 723 days ago, here’s a photo from Fulton Street I took two weeks ago when the news trucks and lots of others were hoping that two workers would soon be rescued.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

For a sense of how the Lower Manhattan skyline looked from New Brighton area of Staten Island about four years ago, click here.

Going, going . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

working . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

standing by,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

heading to the next job,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

waiting,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

traveling to the next job,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

looking good in green . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who . . . yeah . . . was running out of text today.

 

Eastbound and from left, it’s Sunny Williams, Sarah Ann, and Ellen McAllister.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Around the same time, it’s a light Patrice McAllister eastbound.  Compare the April 2014 shot below with these April 2012 ones of her first arriving in the sixth boro after the tragic fire on Lake Ontario.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After all the ice work Kimberly Poling has done the past few months, Sunday was a welcome sunny day, I’ll assume.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It wasn’t until this tow turned away from head-one that I understood what I was looking at . . ..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

but closer in  . . . it was clearly Stephen Dann (I think this is her first appearance on this blog) towing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

crane barge Strong Island.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Off Owl’s Head, it’s Pacific Reliance and Discovery Coast (I think) off to the west.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pacific Reliance appeared here about six weeks ago.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Catherine Turecamo stands by near Gulf Pearl.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Parting shot . . . following up on the opening shot of this post.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos the past few days by Will Van Dorp.

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

Join 518 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

March 2015
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 518 other followers