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Huron Service used to be Eric Candies. Look at the lines of her hull and house. Do they
Meagan Ann, Seattle-built in 1975. Note the glazing and icicles.
For more info from Birk and Harold’s site, , click here.
McAllister Responder’ s name alludes to its former role as an oil-spill response vessel.
Click here to see her as Ambassador.
Hornbeck Tidewater equipment seems less frequent in the sixth boro these days, but last weekend I caught
Bohemia (2007) sprints her way through a race of sail.
Specialist II (launch?) waits at a scow.
Here was my biggest surprise . . .. details at end.
I know upstate along the Hudson and in Vermont Irene did her devastation; ditto in parts of New Jersey. But this morning along the KVK, scuttlebutt was . . . Irene who? What hurricane? The killside was cleaner at the expense of the water, which carried flotsam out with the ebb. Straw and sticks floated seaward here, whereas upstate small boats attached to docks might be drifting. Traffic on the KVK was noticeably eastbound . . . out of protection, like soon after I stopped by . . . 7:58 am Margaret Moran,
All fotos this morning by Will Van Dorp.
Viking and the nose
Captain D (whom I saw first about two years ago) and Miss Gill
Kristin Poling and Crystal Cutler
Miss Gill . . . aka “mace gale”
Dace Reinauer (and its previous profiles and livery)
If you need to feel chilled, look in on Issuma, lover of cold sailing.
As I searched for something else in the 2007-08 foto galleries, I found shots of vessels long gone . . . . I know where specifically some are and see them regularly bearing a new name, a couple here in general I know where they are although I’m unable to picture them, yet others . . . I have nary a clue. One or two here I spotted maybe only once. Today seems an opportune time to bring these to light. If anyone has recent pics, please send them. Unless otherwise stated, all fotos were taken in the sixth boro, which itself has changed in . . . 3 or 4 years . . . or more accurately–land, people, water–is always in flux.
Like Baltic Sea.
And if you’re feeling generous and flush today, how about we support the PortSide Summer Youth Employment program . . .? Click the icon upper left for info.
Except for the basil barge, all fotos taken a few years back by Will Van Dorp.
In the elusive but deadly department, “ghost bombs” near the VZ bridge???
Imagine a tugboat with a bowsprit, at least some of the time? See the link at the end.
First from Robert Apuzzo . . . Crow (1963) in the East River, and
Susan Miller (1981, ex-Uncle Ned) in the Bronx River. Speaking of the Bronx River, here’s its namesake tug and some info on doings in the Bronx River this summer. By the way, you saw Bronx nearly lost in the lush bow pudding of Cornell here last September… scroll through a bit.
From John Watson, the newer (Feb 2011) and bigger (630′) orange juice tanker Orange Stararrives escorted by Laura K. Moran.
A distant sound like a train whistle Saturday morning . . . that was the aforementioned Cornell.
Like Eagle Service, Greenland Sea was originally built as a Bollinger-built Candies boat. . . Grant Candies (November 1996) and Doc Candies (December 1990).
Buchanan 12 (1972) heads into the East River. See her light here.
Thanks to Robert and John for sharing their fotos.
Unrelated: Here are some fotos from the Seattle Maritime Festival, tug race and more, from yesterday. Wish I’d been able to go. Here and here are some Seattle water fotos I took last summer. For updates on Coot, the tug in W. O. Decker colors, click here. Scrolling through you’ll also find some great tugboat names as well as the hull–high and dry–of a supertug under construction.
Also unrelated but . . a two-minute video honoring WW2 vets. Watch it all, please.
(Doubleclick enlarges most fotos.) When I visited Village Community Boathouse (VCB) late last winter, we discussed a “photographic rowfari” to the Gowanus, come spring. Spring has arrived, and so . .. yesterday, John Magnus and JML
making a stop to greet the folks at Red Hook Boaters near Valentino Pier before
past the experiment vessel Jerko
huge bubbles? Reverse maelstrom? Vortex reversus? Belch of sludge lusus naturae? Maybe it’s just evidence that the flushing canal actually functions in spite of its sisyphean task of cleaning what has been rendered most foul?
In spite of Gowanus‘ uberpolluted condition, an ecosystem exists, with feral cats,
an intrepid canoe club,
Is the intention of this sign (above a novel use of tires) to invite us back? See the VCB version of events here.
Questions I have are . . . how soon might the Canal’s Superfund status show results?
Related and very important . . . if you’re in a human-powered and relatively small vessel, be aware that you are difficult to spot for huge cargo vessels of all kinds that travel fast and have limited maneuverability. Read Towmasters post here
I must be the last to join in tribute to our mothers, since that day was yesterday. An important gift of mothers is that they feed us . . . milk and bread and . . . broccoli. But it’s true that we do not live by milk and bread . . . alone. Everyone has stories about nurturing experiences mothers and everyone and everything else that provides nurture. And yesterday was that kind of day . . . a day to observe mother nature and feel –well–fostered. Harbor II (1947, ex-Chas R Moore) in Erie Basin before 7 a.m.
Small fishing boat with Sunny Williams with Anette Theresa.
Resolute, beginning Cape Talara‘s rotation (U-turn) in the KVK so that it’s reoriented from west to east . . .
Oh the stories, all based on observation of mother water . . . who with mother earth constitute mother nature. Birk Thomas (center) telling some of those stories . . . within the context of the sit-down portion of a Jane Jacobs walk (ours in almost dead last scrolling thru).
Meanwhile click here for SaveourSeaport and here for a tugster-take on the situation before MayDay: Ex-Port 2 and Ex-Port 1. Please write letters and (if you’re near here and free) try to get to the meeting. alas . . I’ll be at work.
All fotos today come compliments of John van der Doe, who resides north of the border. John’s set, all taken over a three-hour period this past Saturday (4/9) seem to flow naturally from the Hornbeck post I did almost two years ago here. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll recognize that Eagle Service was the tug involved in a bump in Hell Gate less than a month ago. John’s fotos answer some questions: where are vessels of all sorts coming from as they traverse the sixth boro? Where are they headed? Any guesses where John took these fotos?
He caught them upbound on the Welland Canal; upbound meaning heading from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie.
Thanks very much to John van der Doe for these fotos.