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Here are previous weather posts, and although today the sixth boro and surrounding land masses are experiencing the first serious snowfall this season, this post is not about that. Rather, it’s about something I saw and felt yesterday, when it was 65 degrees F for a few midday hours. 65!!
So here was the weather phenomenon photo taken at 0834. I take it that’s a squall line, but it seemed so isolated.
Here was the scene at 0826. CMA CGM Amber headed into Port Elizabeth with JRT on the stern quarter. Tomorrow I’ll have more Moran photos. Notice how clear and calm it was right at the bridge, although Elizabethport seems enveloped in some mist.
0827 . . . shows HMS Justice in that mist.
So here I repeat the 0834 photo of that line moving rapidly in my direction.
Here’s 0840 and
below, 0841, as Jonathan C escorted CMA CGM Georgia around Bergen Point to Port Eliz. Notice the dull finish on the Bayonne Bridge, since that squall line has obscured the morning sun at my back. The temperature also dropped noticeably.
At 0846, besides Jonathan C, we can now see (l to r) Jennifer Turecamo with barge Portland, James D., and Miriam.
By 0922 my back was nicely warmed by the sun again, with the temperatures heading to a blue sky 65 in February, although Elizabeth seemed still misted in.
All photos taken on February 8 by Will Van Dorp. Did anyone else see and feel this front move through?
Here’s the previous in the series . . .
but for December 2016, Robert IV leads the way with season’s wreathings, at least the first I’ve seen. All these photos were take on a windy day a week ago.
Quantico Creek crosses westward toward the Kills . . .
while at about that same moment, Marie J Turecamo heads in the opposite direction, passing
the Lafarge barge Alexandra (It’s likely Doris Moran standing by off her stern) and JRT Moran escorting in Auriga Leader.
Bering Sea also heads eastbound,
as does Joyce D. Brown . . .
while the longtime HMS tugs Liberty and
St Andrews. With them virtually side-by-side, I can see some livery nuances distinguishing them.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here’s a short but motley set of photos. Can you identify the tug below sporting the Canadian flag? Answer follows.
Below it’s Barry Silverton, pushing Fight ALS eastbound on the East River. Big Allis identifies the location, where Don Jon folks/equipment have recently placed the platforms to the lower right side of the photo.
So the top photo, it’s Cheyenne, quite possibly the last vessel to traverse the Erie Canal this season. I’m not sure if they have already reached the Hudson River. She’s flying the Canadian courtesy flag because she had just exited the Welland Canal at Port Weller at that time. Here’s a photo taken by fire girl two seasons ago, Cheyenne doing the part of the Canal at the east end of Sylvan Beach.
Thanks much to George Haynes, Jonathan Steinman, and Jan van der Doe for these photos.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thanks much for continuing to read tugster. If there’s interest in the proposal below, I’ll try to fashion a post from your contributions soon if not tomorrow.
Proposal: If you are working [today] Thursday and therefore having lunch and/or dinner at work–whether on a vessel or in any other work setting–and you choose to take a photo of the dinner–any aspect of the meal–and send it to me, please do and I’ll try to devise a post with it on Friday this week. Thanks for the consideration.
A random gallivant around the sixth boro the other day showed these boats, starting with Iron Mike (1977) under the Williamsburg Bridge.
a trio of Navigator (1981), Susan Miller (1981) , and Quantico Creek (2010) over by Con Hook,
Robert IV (1975) a little farther north and east,
Scott Turecamo (1998) headed for the Kills,
HMS Liberty (1978) in the anchorage,
Amberjack (1981) facing Yonkers,
Barry Silverton (2015) swinging toward the Palisades, and
Rhea I. Bouchard (1982) making way for a point up north.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
The first two photos–showing the newest and fastest (??) ATB to arrive in the sixth boro– were taken by Randall Fahry.
Zachery Reinauer is a Hudson River-built tug from 1971 one of the last 10 built at Matton, and she looks as good today as new!
This was taken a few seconds later, and this
as she stands by, while Haggerty Girls finesses RTC 107 into position.
An occasional sixth boro visitor, it’s Rhea I. Bouchard with B. No. 284.
As I began this post with another photographer’s photo, so I’ll end. Thanks to Gerard Thornton for this rare catch of Ticonderoga assisting Pleon (?) into the Kills, possibly the last float for Pleon. That’s also Barry Silverton in the distance.
Thanks to Randall and Gerard for use their photo. All others by Will Van Dorp.
Well well well . . . the paint confused me here, until
I gt the name board . . . Mister Jim working while transforming. Click here for a winter photo of Mister Jim.
Weddell Sea I’ve not seen in a while. And her barge looks to be undergoing a paint change as well.
Here’s my first glance close up of the stack of
Silverton appears to belong to a different fleet than the Harley tugs that’ve been here for almost 10 years, like HMS St. Andrews.
Brendan Turecamo here is rushing past CMA CGM Corneille to assist from starboard. Here’s a Brendan Turecamo photo from almost 10 years ago. Here’s more on CMA CGM Corneille, and if you want a refresher on who Pierre Corneille was, click here. Recently the sixth bork has seen other c-ships named for writers like Herman Hesse and Ernest Hemingway.
Closing this post out . . .it’s Jonathan C Moran, moving a tanker out. More on this tanker soon. But
my photo below shows Jonathan C Moran on her christening day, less than two months ago.
All photos here by Will Van Dorp.
Summertime brings folks out to all the geology along the north Brooklyn side of the East river.
And Sunday I finally made it to the Brooklyn Barge, and I’m sorry I waited so long. I went there via the East River Ferry, getting off at India Street and walking around via West and Milton. I highly recommend the fish tacos and the shrimp tacos.
Here’s where you pick up the food after the magic has been done.
Of course, the Media Boat fleet was out and busy, and
the juxtaposition possibilities are great on a summer weekend.
Imagine the possibilities for a Spencer Tunick installation, partly on the hillock and partly on the scrap metal . . . . Of course, I’m don’t know if all the stakeholder would agree, so I’ll just imagine those oxidized shapes on the scow and those fleshy forms on the hillock have been painted that way by Mr. Tunick.
What will bring me back to this part of the East River soon–other than the tacos–is this air traffic, dodging
PWCs and ferries.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, whose next post will be “whale watching summertime.”
If you’re looking for summer reading, check out this list.
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.
I’ve done posts about the East River, like these, and I’ve done a post at least about canyons, but it’s never struck me as vividly as right now how much this part of the East River is like a canyon. These too are images of the varied sixth boro.
HMS Liberty pushes east past the cliffs before entering the terrifyingly-named Hell Gate. Click here for the youtube video that periodically surfaces about a barge grounding in Hell Gate and then skillfully extricated. Here and here are some discussions of that name . . . originally “beautiful opening.”
Sea Lion pushes a recycling barge up toward the Bronx River, I think, with
Dorothy J alongside, until
she makes the turn in the direction of the Harlem River, where the E. 91st marine transfer station–I think–is being built. It’s been a long time since I’ve walked around up there.
And finally . . . it’s Mister T pushing scows eastbound and under the 59th Street Bridge. And the aerial tramway to . . . the sixth boro’s ski slopes? Here’s the website for the operator . . . Leitner-Poma. But I digress.
At the right times of tide, the waterway between Roosevelt Island and Manhattan Island move a lot of cargo.
All photos this week by Will Van Dorp.