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Back in September 2007, I was paying attention to the green Gladding-Hearn 1966 Dragon, when a schooner with tanbark sails entered my field of view, and what
a schooner she was. I never got any nearer than to take the photo below. Twice, however, I got requests for copies of that photo. Fulfilling the more recent request led to an invitation to see the boat, which had undergone a long restoration process, and sans masts was back in the water.
So here she is, two weeks ago in Friendship Maine. Drool . . . .
I’m eager to see her masts stepped and sails bellied.
Many thanks to Don Zappone for the tour of this sweet schooner.
Click here for tugster posts related for the town on the North Fork, which get lots of attention in about a month. My most recent posts were here and here. My advice is to gallivant at least twice, and once before the flotilla arrives.
Take this harbor tour to get oriented.
Captain Dave is a great tour guide as
Catch some fish.
Read about a veteran,
built on City Island in the Bronx in 1937.
Walk to a beach and take a selfie with Resolute. It was invisible but present, 10 or so miles to the northwest.
Discover research projects to ponder. More on that black spheroid soon.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
LNYBL? Gulf of Mexico? North Sea? Persian Gulf? No . . . it’s Lower NY Bay, and these days it’s populated with unusual equipment.
That’s a spudded jackup barge holding Weeks 751, and off to the right, it’s an exotic
Two other tugs tending the work barge Bisso D/B Boaz are Pacific Dawn 1974 (ex-Pelican Magic) –above and below–and
Smith Invader (2006).
And what’s going on is the LNYB Rockaway Lateral Project, a three-mile connection between Brooklyn and the existing offshore pipeline. A closer-up map can be found here. Anyone know how long ago the existing Transco pipeline went in?
More details of the deal here.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s off the Canal for at least another day and a half.
Near the upper left corner is JFK airport and the barrier beach along the bottom is the city of Long Beach, NY. The map makes clear how much of the debris swept off the barrier beach called Long Beach went into low lying marshes waiting to float off again at any higher tide and clutter the waterways through the green areas, the marshes of southwestern Long Island . . . not far from sixth boro waters.
Here’s where the landing craft from yesterday’s post plays a role. The vessel is now called Spartina, ex-Beach Comber, Eleanor S, and 56CM 751x, one of 15 identical landing craft built in Marinette in 1977.
The beauty of a landing craft is its shallow draft . . . .
Note the debris piled near the waterway . . . by the marsh ‘uns. When the landing cart arrives for removal, it does need some water, but not that much and not a dock.
If you have waders or are willing to get your feet wet,
or if you pick the right spot in the waterway at the right tide . . .
you can haul away what you would not want floating in the channel.
Other workboats in the delta include survey boats looking for sunken boats and cars, and
various and sundy other equipment moved by the tiniest of tugs.
Can anyone identify this vessel CW 12? I haven’t been able to yet.
Here are some other Sandy Aftermath posts.
And this is likely a Forks ferry entering the Upper Bay in the fog a few years back, almost invisible. Long Island has a plethora of ferry companies.
from Shelter Island south you take a ferry like Sunrise built farther north. I need to get back to the Forks of Long Island to find out more.
Since Islander seems a fairly generic name for ferries, I’ve yet to find any specifics of this one, on the hard in Greenport.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who has failed to find a complete listing of Forks ferries on the internet.
By the way, I itching to gallivant soon . . . inland to Nola, then up the Mississippi to Vicksburg to . . . St Louis and then zigzag back to the east coast, provided that storms stay elsewhere.
Here’s a foto I took yesterday in Greenport of
this Morehead, NC veteran of WW1!!!
At the same locstion, I took this foto. Anyone know what manufacturer this beauty is, frontal and
And from inside the post-Sandy rebuilt Scrimshaw restaurant, I’d love to know what vessel
this figurehead once graced.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Day 24, midmorning . . . fog reduced visibility to half mile or less along the beach and tower, and given my dose of Christian upbringing, I hoped I would tell a resurrection story, but alas, as I got close,
More seriously, the seal is believed to be a juvenile male gray seal, about four months old, healthy though tired, which would–if left unmolested–return to its watery realm.
Yes, I took these fotos with a zoom and avoided interfering with a marine mammal.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp on Easter, 2011. Click here to see how saltaire38 ties this seal to a Fire Island tradition.
It’s 1430 hours, April 17. Day 17 of Papillon‘s misery. Click here on Saltaire38’s blog for fotos a few hours earlier . . . at high tide, showing Le Papillon awash. Here was Day 10. After yesterday’s blow with gusts over 25 mph, I was curious. So was that mallard, not to inject a canard into this story already rife with them. The most striking change is that
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
I’m reminded of this wreck from Tierra del Fuego and southbound650.
Unrelated: since this is the actual tax day, enjoy (or suffer) biankablog’s “accountancy shanty.”
See November gusts here. Today on the Upper Bay gusts were in excess of 25 mph.
Some basic statistics: route was from St. Pierre to Portugal, 26 days at sea, 615 gallons of fuel resulting in only 10″ freeboard upon departure, and an encounter with Hurricane Claudette. You can see her in Freeport, NY. See 10 minutes of fotos of a Grover restoration project here.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.