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Here’s another set of recent photos, all taken by Jan Oosterboer, and all showing traffic quite different from what you’d see on our side of the A-Ocean.
Check the Fairmount link above for the particulars on Alpine and
The unfinished multicat is towed here by Egesund, a tug that could most easily fit in in the sixth boro. The offset house allows more deck equipment to be fitted.
And finally . . . above and below, it’s Norman Flipper, 2003 and Norway built.
These photos by Jan Oosterboer come via Fred Trooster, to whom both I am grateful.
Technically, I’ve never finished my posts on watersheds 12 and 13 . . . the troves of photos from those places have simply been preserved by photos that followed and those stories remain to be finished . . . like most things in life.
The photos here, all from Maraki . . . , offer a focus other than how much ice chills the sixth boro, an interesting enough topic but one that I need to get away from periodically. Come inside, sip some chocolate, and contemplate the equatorial zones. Like Rio Magdalena.
I’d seen the Magdalena on maps . . .
but never imagined what floated there. . . until then photo below led to Impala, an entity I’d never heard of before.
And that summoned info on where the tugs there come from, a question easily answered . . . thanks to this internet thing. Behold Impala Zambrano and Impala Puerto Wilches.
Traffic like this coexists with the global economy.
East of the mouth of the Magdalena a dozen and some miles lies Santa Marta, where Atlantico awaits . . .
as does Chinook and
and RM Boreas.
Atlantico and Chinook are built in China. I’m not sure about RM Boreas.
Two more from these waters from now . . .. Intergod VII. Any guesses on place of construction?
I’m not sure where the Bauprespilotos get their boats like Voyager, but Intergod VII
was built in Collingwood, Ontario in 1967.
Many thanks to Maraki for creating the desire to explore yet another watershed. For the latest dispatches from Maraki–above and below the water and during Curaçao’s carnival . . . click here.
It’s late Sunday evening, and Monday morning will come very early, so as a sneak preview to tomorrow’s post, a few photos of the transit of Zhen Hua 10 to Port Newark. Moveable platform courtesy of NYMedia Boat, which gets a photographer in the right places.
More tomorrow after work. All photos by Will Van Dorp.
As day broke, the fog descended. Here was Zhen Hua 10 right outside the Narrows around 0700.
Marie J. Turecamo stood by.
Nicholas Miller ferried out . . . crew? . . . materials?
Here’s how the bridge looked by 0720. i had to do some work, and when I
returned at 1030 . . . the bridge looked like this and Zhen Hua 10 and escorts looked like
All photos by Will Van Dorp. Here’s the Shanghai-based company site.
What’s this? Answer follows.
Ice . . we love it in some drinks. but on rivers and roads, it’s a nuisance. Ice breakers try to keep strategic waterways open, and on roadways, salt is the weapon, but when the storehouse floor looks like this and
and this, then you pray for another replenishment. By the way, the top photo looks down into this hold from the exterior.
Geography and time are impediments, but so are well-intentioned regulations, as explained in this article. We’re still a month from the start of spring this year, and according to the article embedded in the previous sentence, the state of NJ–I don’t know the info for NYC or NY–has used 1.5 times the amount of salt used all last winter.
Many thanks to Brian DeForest of Atlantic Salt for all the photos in this post.
These photos were taken on M/V Rhine last week.
Currently the next vessel has arrived and . . . more are in the offing.
Many thanks to Brian for these photos.
It’s high time for me to reread Kurlansky’s Salt.
The link here may show the first glimpse I had of Balder. Let me share my getting better acquainted, but first . . . the foto below I took 13 months ago. Note the different colors of salt, reflecting
different provenances, as explained in Ian Frazier’s New Yorker article below. Buy a copy to get the rest of the story.
Without this vessel, all of us who drive the roads or walks the sidewalks and streets within the metropolis surrounding the sixth boro would be at greater risk of slipping and crashing. Framed that way, Balder could not be better named. Here’s what Kimberly Turecamo looks like from Balder‘s bridge.
On the far side of the channel, that’s Dace.
Here’s what has come forth from Balder‘s belly, a bit of the Atacama Desert on the KVK. Huge tractors load the trucks that come to a highway department near you today.
This 246′ arm, reaching nearly to Richmond Terrace, offloads at the relatively slow rate of 8oo tons per hour.
And here’s the hold just emptied, one hold of five. Notice the ladders and the tracks at the base of the hold.
Click here to see the unloading machinery in action.
Here’s what gets even the last pound making up the nearly 50,000-ton payload onto the salt dock.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp. Thanks to Brian DeForest of Atlantic Salt and the Balder crew for the tour.
I love snowy mornings . . . like this one 48 hours ago.
As of this writing, APL Pearl--Oakland registered–has just docked in Savannah. I also adore surprises: it turns out I took fotos of APL Pearl docking in Howland Hook four and a half years ago, when the vessel was known as Hyundai Voyager.
Resolute follows–well, resolutely–waiting to retrieve the docking pilot.
And what’s on the boxpile?
As I said, I love snowstorms. That’s when the most interesting fotos seem daring someone to snap them.
All fotos snapped by Will Van Dorp.
I’ll start here for a reason. This 1941 vessel built in Stamford, CT, was originally YTL 169, 61′ loa. In November 1997 she was called Spuyten Duyvil and used to transport the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree from Stony Point to the East river. I’ve mentioned this before, but although I’ve searched high and low, by letter, word-of-mouth, and electronically . . . I’ve located NO fotos of that event. None!! Can this event have completed eluded the photography crowd? If you know of a foto, please get in touch. Click here for a foto of this tug–I believe–I took almost 8 years ago now.
Ever Decent . . . foto taken 10 days ago, here being passed by Evening Star, is already well into the Pacific Ocean.
Turecamo Girls, here in the KVK, was waiting on the outside of the Amtrack Prtal Bridge last week, but of course I didn’t have a camera.
Amy C McAllister slings in a Bouchard barge, and
McAllister Sisters does the same with a Reinauer barge.
Bering Dawn moves another dredge scow out to sea.
Bob-tailed B. Franklin heads back to her barge, and
Eastern Dawn heads west into the Kills.
So, does anyone know of a foto showing Spuyten Duyvil with the 1997 Rockefeller Christmas tree heading south from Stony Point?
All fotos except the top one by Will Van Dorp.
FedEx in the sky, container barge at the ASI yard on this side, Donjon Marine yard on the other side, and off the end of the channel, highways and railways. By the way, Fred Smith has long been one of my heros.
EWR is one of three very busy airports in greater New York.
Note the control tower at the airport. Check that link for a view of the whole complex from the air.
And the ship . . . since 1 September, here’s a list of ports it has called in: Balikpapan, Yeosu, Huanghua, Aviles (maybe) , Red Dog Mine, and who knows where else. And some of the crew . . . are dreaming of visiting Times Square and Rockefeller tonight.
And if this is Port Newark, then next it’s Norfolk.