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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.
from obscure to iconic.
Here’s the Brooklyn passenger terminal and
the anchorage in mid-Upper Bay,
Brooklyn Navy Yard,
east end of Wall Street,
entrance to the Kills showing the Bayonne Bridge and obvious modifications to the bases,
and finally the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
All photos this week by Will Van Dorp.
Here was 29. (The apostrophe is making me lose count.)
Below . . . just in this morning from Ashley Hutto . . call this “can’t sleep ’til I get to Brooklyn.”
From Jason Padgett high above Broad Street about a week and a half ago, part of a submarine on a barge entering the East River, and
from Jonathan Steinman, the same unit a little farther up the East River. A little over two years ago, Birk Thomas took these of a similar cargo.
And from a secret salt . . . some months back, it MAY be the same tug as seen in dry dock but what would be a submarine perspective.
From along the Maas and taken by Fred Trooster last week, it’s the restored tug Elbe.
From another secret salt . . . these are sixth boro waters to be kept in mind whenever you’re tempted to swim here.
The world is full of secret salts, another of whom sent this photo of Louisiana vessel with an intriguing name.
And finally, a photo I took . . . of a scrapyard with an alarming name, until you accept that it might be another language.
Thanks much to Ashley, Jason, Jonathan, Fred, and all the secret salts who send me photos. And finally . . . a photo I took myself, and I’ll leave you to guess where, a photo that goes along with an article Elizabeth sent me recently about an invasive species in Colombia.
here in a photo from a few weeks ago. This morning, as I’m waking up, looks clear like the next few photos.
It’s C. Angelo towing Sea Shuttle. Part of the joy of photographing the same geography repeatedly is seeing the difference made by factors like weather and
time of day.
Here’s a dramatic weather photo taken somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico by Capt. Aeolus. It reminds me of dramatic weather here . . scroll through . . from a “road fotos” post I did about three years ago.
And speaking of the road . . . I have some major gallivants coming up very soon.
Thanks to Aeolus for the photo above; all others by Will Van Dorp.
All these photos come from bowsprite, who is known to scale the cliffs and trees of lower Manhattan to photograph and sketch the ships go by. From auspicious time to time, she shares her photos with me, as she did recently.
Northbound . . . Stad Amsterdam in formation with a sludge tanker.
The Intermarine vessel (Industrial Echo taken on April 6) is evidence of expansion of wind power generation upriver. Thanks to David Silver for identifying the ship.
As we move through these photos, bowsprite must have descended the trees or cliffs, because here she’s incorporated early spring arboreal detail into her compositions . . . Gran Couva (with “lower” Jersey City) and
Afrodite and Stad Amsterdam and
For the current tip of bowsprite’s opus, click here. For the most recent tugster post showing her work, click here. Her photos clearly show the variety of large vessel traffic northbound between Manhattan and Jersey City/Hoboken.
I am grateful to bowsprite for her permission to use these photos. To see and buy her work online, click here.
I’m very impressed . . . all the images I put up yesterday got identified and within a few hours either in comments section or on Facebook.
The top foto yesterday came from Thomas Scian of the USS Slater project in Albany. Click here to read the latest Slater Signals publication with info about the upcoming dry-docking. Thomas has promised to keep us informed about the tow down the Hudson around mid-February–in two weeks or so already– so that this transit can be well-photographed. I took the foto below back in September 2013. Here’s the navsource.org info on Slater.
The engine room pics came from Kelsey Patrick Connors. The first engine room is from Navigator, with twin EMDs 12-645-e4, 2150hp each. Here’s a foot of Navigator Norfolk-bound out the Narrows.
Some of you commented on how clean the Detroit Diesel was. It’s one of two 16-cylinder 149s at 900 hp that power Outrageous. I took these fotos of Outrageous in May 2009.
Thanks much to Kelsey and Thomas for use of the pics. Thanks all of you for your answers. I have no news on Sea Lion.
Here’s my response to bowsprite’s post on Albany-bound ships . . . she drew a TEN tanker called Afrodite, but when I came looking–more on that later–I saw only Apollon, not necessarily Albany bound.
I saw MOL Encore, again bound for Asia.
I found Maersk Memphis . . . until very recently Maersk Kwangyang.
I noticed C. Angelo passing Explorer of the Seas.
I noticed workers walking the cables of the
VZ Bridge . . . .
Then I had obligations and headed over to Staten Island and caught Dalian Express passing Maemi II.
I was there when Hanjin Nagoya headed underneath the Bayonne Bridge, as did a pack
of Moran boats . . . .
And only later did I find Mischief–S/V Mischief, or I think that’s her, sailed by Harry and John. But that’s when I found . . . if not more mischief then misfortune.
the Bayonne Bridge walkway/bikeway . . . is now closed!! I wish they’d put up a re-opening date . . . 8/5/15? 8/5/16? Until then, there’ll be no more fotos like the last seven here.
All fotos today by Will Van Dorp.
Taken about 10 days ago . .. Lyman headed south towing Sea Shuttle.
Lyman used to sport a red star on its stack.
Harry McNeal (1965) escorts Clyde, whose vintage I don’t know. Here’s a very similar scene (foto 4) from almost four years ago.
Atlantic Coast dates from 2007.
Perennial “repeater” on this blog, Gramma Lee T Moran, waiting to retrieve the pilot.
34-year-old Emerald Coast used to answer to the name Maggie Swann.
Calusa Coast first appeared here six and a half years ago.
Jill Reinauer and Kimberly Turecamo westbound in morning light.
As I went into work this morning, there was no more than 10 minutes of spectacular dawn light, before the clouds dulled it.
This is the 98th installment of this title. If you’ve any ideas about what I might do with the 100th, let me know. Of course, I could just let it pass by . . . randomly.
All these boats have some things in common, like . .. they passed through the sixth boro although in all types of weather/light in the past week or so. I’l let you know what I’m thinking at the end of the post.
Miss Yvette, 1975 built in Houma, Louisiana (LA), here attending to Kraken.
Freddie K Miller, 1966 . . . Madisonville LA.
John P Brown 2002 Morgan City LA
Atlantic Salvor 1976 New Orleans.
James Turecamo 1969, Waterford NY.
Pegasus 2006 Tres Palacios TX
Pathfinder 1972 Houma LA
C. Angelo 1999 Lockport LA
Margaret Moran December 1979 Morgan City LA
Miriam Moran November 1979 Morgan City LA
And another thing they all have in common right now is that
they all work in trades other than directly pushing oil.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who’d love to hear ideas about the “Random Tugs 100” post.
Unrelated: I read this line yesterday about a withdrawn lawsuit between the NY Port Authority and a Canadian steel company: “The deal means the lawsuit will be dropped and the steel for the [World Trade Center] tower antenna can set sail before Canadian shipping channels freeze over in winter.” Here’s the rest of the article. But it made me wonder . . . by what vessel . . . barge or ship . . . will this steel arrive in the Upper Bay. Anyone know? Here’s info on the fabricator of the antenna.
And a Q . . . has anyone seen evidence of construction of the crane(s) to be involved in the Bayonne Bridge raising? I’ve heard rumors, but not read or heard anything authoritative.
A salmon-fishing dog in a kayak being paddled by a human and tailed by a Coast Guard RIB . . . that’s intriguing, but the 50 or so folks with me at the end of the jetty were not there to greet the pooch. We were there to see the badger,
Badger entered service about the same year I did and
now she’s threatened, at least in her current state of being a coal-fired steam-powered ferry. For part of the year she shuttles between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI . . . as she has for 60 years, but
take a ride, which I’m about to do. More soon from the 60-miles one-way trip between the two Lake Michigan ports.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.