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Sometimes I like to start new categories so that the numbers don’t get so high, boats no longer extant or frequent get a second look, and we realize that time is passing pretty fast. So all the photos here I took more than seven years ago. Some have been on the blog before, but not together and not edited exactly as they are now.
Like Norwegian Sea, she used to be a wintertime staple running up the River, easily recognizable by her upper wheelhouse.
Juliet is still around but not very busy under her new name . . . it seems.
This boat, like her namesake, is gone too soon. Pegasus is still around but no longer looks this way.
Zeus was on the Great Lakes after working in the sixth boro, but I’ve lost track of her.
Volunteer, another unmistakable profile, now long time gone from here.
Zachery . . . still around and still working. High Peace is now registered Vietnamese and goes by Pvt Dolphin.
Just to break the pattern here, here’s a photo I took of Zachery a few days ago.
Take my word for this last photo . . . the distant unit I can’t identify although I’m guessing a Reinauer boat, but the closer vessel is outrageous. Actually I mean Outrageous. That’s the name. Click here (and scroll) for a previous photo of Outrageous, which I believe used to be based in the sixth boro.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Quick. Name this unit . . . or at least the current and previous operators?
I haven’t seen many Gateway Towing tugs along my usual haunts, but here’s Connecticut.
Nanticoke, about 10-years-old now, the second of the Patapsco 4200 hp class, pushes a payload enclosed in Doubleskin 305.
Pacific Reliance, at the dock, is made up to the 650-1, whose capacity is 155,000 bbl.
So . . that unit in the top photo is Genesis Vision, formerly Superior Service
pushing GM 6508. Here was a photo of the tug as Superior Service, only four years ago.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
And if you have not seen it yet, here’s an 18-minute video of the saga of the former Katie G and Colleen McAllister, which I captured the first hours of here as they headed east on the East River on their long journey to western Michigan. Here was my Part 2 of that voyage, with collaboration from colleagues.
Here from eight years ago is Katie G moving petroleum product and remaking a tow right off the Battery.
By 1330 Tuesday, we docked at West Point, the first non-red pushpin in yesterday’s map. Working backward, we saw Tappan Zee II at the TZ, as we did
the Left Coast Lifter.
Off the Palisades, we saw Sarah D;
in Wallabout Bay, C. Angelo;
at the southern end of Narragansett Bay, Dace Reinauer; and
and Suomigracht with Cape Wind turbine blades,
and soon after departing Warren, we saw Buckley McAllister.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who is posting these without any alterations. We saw much more as well. Cheers.
This series handles my miscellaneous needs with updates, follow-ups, and oddments.
If the image below looks like a boat, it is, or it was before San Francisco grew (or tumbled?) over top of it. For more info on the buried vessels of SF, click on the image. Here’s more.
Below, well that was me about 10 years ago. After I had built a skin-on-frame kayak, I need to paint the porous “skin” with urethane, hence the respirator. If anyone’s interested in buying me a token of appreciation to update this vessel–which I still have–click on the image to see my one-item wish list. And thanks in advance.
More old business . . . the photo below I took from the Manhattan side of the East River about 10 years ago, and
By now, that old steel may have seen the hold of a scrapper like Atlantic Pearl . . . and been transformed in the heat
And finally, in response to a recent comment asking about Gateway tugs . . . the rest of the photos/text here I took/wrote in April 2014 and never posted because I was waiting for some additional info.
“What’s under the ‘white house’ here?
Click here to find out. And the tug C. Angelo is resplendent in the brightening daylight.
So this is future defense works passing obsolete defense works.”
C. Angelo in drydock?
All photos except the top three and the one by Robert Silva . . . by Will Van Dorp.
Here was 55.
Sarah D until very recently was Helen D. Coppedge. Almost all these photos were taken by other people, but I add the next two I took in 2010 for comparison purposes.
Also, new–as in out-of-the-shipyard new . . . it’s Barry Silverton, with the Fight ALS barge. Click here for the story of the names. Many thanks to Allen Baker–click here for previous photos he’s shared– for this photo and to
Ted Bishop for the photo below.
This photo comes thanks to Renee Lutz Stanley. It’s Lyman–I think–looking insignificant in one of the huge graving docks at the Brooklyn Navy yard. Click here for previous photos by Renee. Anyone know which dock this is?
With news of a wooden boat found under a house during a construction project in Highlands NJ still –well news– what you see below are photos of another wooden vessel found during a construction project in Boston. Many thanks to Tom Mann for these photos. Here are previous photos from Tom.
As soon as imaging is complete, it will be removed.
Archeologists at the site believe it was a 19th century vessel delivering lime.
Many thanks to Tom, Renee, Ted, Allen, and Glenn for photos used here.
Related: Here’s a story about a shipwreck discovered during construction of WTC1.
As you know, tugboats do all manner of work on the water. They push train cars, increasingly these years–according to Peter D’Amato— after quite the plummet.
Tugboat here is James E. Brown with barge 278.
Christine M. McAllister is a 6000 hp tug that usually
wired to RTC 502.
Ditto Evelyn Cutler, usually working with Noelle Cutler.
Mister Jim here is pushing sand (or aggregate?), and
Gateway’s Navigator is pushing a newly painted GT Coast Trader dredge scow, in the same time/harbor as
Balisco Marine Service’ Navigator pushes oil.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who offers this bonus below.
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.