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This is day 8 of the GHP&W series, so let me break pattern a bit. If you missed the beginning, GHP&W is not a law firm; it’s abbrev for “gunk holes, harbors, ports, and wharves.” I haven’t dusted off any wharves yet, but two-thirds of the months still lie ahead.
The story here is that TS Kings Pointer was out serving as a training platform and not at Kings Point, although there was a potential meeting somewhere south along our track to Portsmouth, VA.
Mile 1, 0738 Wednesday, heading for the Throg’s Neck Bridge.
0756. Passing SUNY Maritime and TS Empire State. Click here for photos from her summer sea term 2015.
0804, Robert Burton, a Norfolk boat.
0907, Mary Gellatly with a sand scow at the southern tip of Governors Island.
1017, Romer Shoal Light and Coney Island.
1517, Capt. Willie Landers northbound off Beach Haven, I think.
1612, FV Jonathan Ryan and tug Pops in the distance.
1618, entering a grid marked “numerous scientific buoys.”
1657 off Atlantic City, with unidentified tug and barge
1740 and about to switch watch.
Thursday, 0852, looking north into the Chesapeake after going wide around Fisherman Island.
0910 . . . it’s the current TS Kings Pointer, ex-Liberty Star. . .
. . . heading along Virginia Beach
before turning northward toward Long Island Sound. Her former sister ship–Freedom Star–was in the area but we did not see her.
Meanwhile, we head north into the Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel and into port, which you can follow tomorrow. And that tug and crane barge in the distance . . . survey work for new infrastructure or maintenance dredging?
All photos by Will Van Dorp, with thanks to the USMMA Sailing Foundation for inviting me to crew in winter relocation for Tortuga. It was a smooth trip.
Any guesses? It’s a view I’d never seen until a last-minute arrival on the ferry set me up to be the very last car to debark. The afternoon light wafting into the cargo space was a treat.
Here she is in profile departing New London.
In the right light, she’s a beauty. Notice the low profile of the North Fork of Long Island along the horizon to the right below.
Just to the left of the stack, that’s Cape Henlopen, ex-LST 510.
Finally, another shot of the empty cargo deck.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Sal Martello posted this comment –“I posted some pics of half moon on marine traffic.com if you want to use those pic for your blog.” So I went and looked and here they are.
Sal took these photos–all sizes–off the Connecticut coast around the first day of summer in 2011.
Thanks much, Sal. If anyone approaches the vessel on the Sound today, you’d think it was the middle day of winter given the snow in the air.
If you click here and are familiar with some of the changes on the NYC waterfront, you’ll know some of these landmarks are gone. Debate on choices of what to save and what to preserve are endless. Recognize the vessel below? What was its past and will be its future?
Here’s a summary of Christeen‘s features. Click here for a quick timeline of 150+ years of water history of Oyster Bay, NY. Of course, Oyster Bay launched many tugboats during the half century of Jakobson‘s tenure there. Scan the list for boats that have appeared on this blog, (Cornell, Margot, Houma, Maryland, Escort, Consort …) too numerous to link to now, but you can use the search window to see them. Jakobson’s even built a small submarine, X-1. Jakobson’s yard is now gone without many traces.
you won’t. It’s gone. See the article here. I took this foto less than three months ago.
All fotos by will Van Dorp.