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Chandra B may be small in size,

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but she of the American Petroleum & Transport, Inc., is

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big in personality.

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And Emma Miller and Marine Oil Service, I’d like to know you better.

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Both small tankers here–one for fuel and the other for lube oil–seem often accompanied by birds.  I wonder why . . .

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

Eastbound and from left, it’s Sunny Williams, Sarah Ann, and Ellen McAllister.

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Around the same time, it’s a light Patrice McAllister eastbound.  Compare the April 2014 shot below with these April 2012 ones of her first arriving in the sixth boro after the tragic fire on Lake Ontario.

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After all the ice work Kimberly Poling has done the past few months, Sunday was a welcome sunny day, I’ll assume.

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It wasn’t until this tow turned away from head-one that I understood what I was looking at . . ..

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but closer in  . . . it was clearly Stephen Dann (I think this is her first appearance on this blog) towing

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crane barge Strong Island.

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Off Owl’s Head, it’s Pacific Reliance and Discovery Coast (I think) off to the west.

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Pacific Reliance appeared here about six weeks ago.

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Catherine Turecamo stands by near Gulf Pearl.

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Parting shot . . . following up on the opening shot of this post.

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All photos the past few days by Will Van Dorp.

I should rename this post “Time Warp.”  I started it in May 2008 and this morning–in response to some Facebook exchanges–resurrected it.  Maybe I will begin a series called “Time Warp,” though, and any photos no more than 20 years old–to pick an arbitrary boundary and to keep the series from becoming ancient time warp which could be its own thing– . . . any photos you wish to contribute no more than two decades old would be welcome.   Maybe I gave up on this post six years back because I had too many unanswered questions.

Anyhow, to plunge back in . . . Robert Silva and Harold Tartell provided foto of Manhasset from way back, when it sported a flying horse on its stack . . . .  I assumed this vessel was long ago scrapped.  I’m also assuming the location of this shot can be pegged by the two LNG tanks in the background.

 

Here’s another shot of the vessel (1958) (or 1952) in transition, I presume, sent along by Robert Silva.

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Here’s a photo I took in 2008:  a different small tankship Mostank (1950) maneuvers close to a tanker.  I don’t know if Galahad is still in service, and

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Here in Arthur Kill to resupply, I suppose,  Mostank . . . M O S being Marine Oil Service.  Mostank shows up as registered until at least a year ago.  Emma Miller now serves the sixth boro.

Here’s where the time warp impinges on this post.  Great Gull was around still six or seven or eight years ago.  Time flies.  The Gull has flown south.

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Back then, John B. Caddell was still working.  Is she still intact?

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Nathan E. Stewart was still in town and here moving Mary A. Whalen to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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The unique Odin still worked here, and

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Weddell Sea was still known as Scott C.

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All photos here by will Van Dorp unless otherwise attributed.

 

 

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.

Anthony Miller, assisting Caribbean Princess as a goby would a grouper.

The Princess as well as  (near to far) Sassafras with DoubleSkin 303, Timothy L Reinauer with RTC 84, and Freedom Service with Energy 11105.

Small fishing boat with Sunny Williams with Anette  Theresa.

Small fishing boat with the KV buoy.

Cape Tilapia Talara,  named for a point in northern Peru, and a boom boat, preparing the tanker for departure.  .

Resolute, beginning Cape Talara‘s rotation (U-turn) in the KVK so that it’s reoriented from west to east . .  .

and nearing the end-of-rotation.

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).

Thanks, mom and moms.  All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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