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Guess the locations here and . . .

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here?  Answers follow.

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This one should be obvious.  What’s the Philly-bound tug?

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It’s Lucky D.

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Here’s Chesapeake Coast, probably North River and then Hudson River bound.

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B. Franklin Reinauer is Sound-bound.

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And some light tugs . . . Elizabeth,

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Joan Turecamo,

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Chesapeake,

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Megan McAllister, 

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. . . Margaret Moran and Pegasus.

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The top two were . . . locations were Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and the Staten Island side of the Narrows, with tug Gulf Dawn outbound.   Click here for some Thai tugs from almost seven years ago.  Thanks much to Ashley Hutto for the first photo.

Here was the first time I used this title, which clearly needs to be used again.

Let me start here at 13:38.  Note from far to near, or black hull to black hull . . . Cartagena, Four Sky with Lee T Moran, Red Hook, and Genco Knight.

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Twin Tube slides through the opening between Bow Kiso and Genco Knight.

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Even the bow of Genco Knight is crowded as their vessel prepares to dock and resupply the salt depot.

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Kimberly Turecamo works the bulk carrier’s stern as Evening Star passes with B. No. 250.

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Add McAllister Girls in the foreground and Ellen McAllister in the distance against the blue hull, which will appear a bit later.

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McCrews heads westbound and Four Sky now seems to be doing the same.

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Are you out of breath yet?  Only 10 minutes has elapsed.

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Linehandler 1 cruises blithely through it, supremely self-assured.

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Cheyenne adds color.

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Another line handler boat scouts out the set up . . . as a new blue hull arrives from the west, as

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. .  . does Charles D. McAllister.

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Crew on the blue hull–Nord Observer–stows lines as they head for tropical heat, escorted

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by Catherine Turecamo although

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at the turn on the Con Hook range they meet Mare Pacific heading in with Joan Turecamo and Margaret  Moran.  At this point . . .

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14:12 . . .  the mergansers decided to hightail it . . . or at least follow their crests.  And I hadn’t even turned around yet to see the congestion on land behind me.

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All these photos in a very short time by Will Van Dorp.

My thanks to Brian DeForest and Atlantic Salt, whom Genco Knight was arriving to restock.

Here was a post about a dense traffic day as well as a busy day.

Field test for a new digital camouflage pattern?

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Actually it’s this, CVA-59 . . . decommissioned for over 20 years and now moving

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south and then west.  Justin Earl gave permission to use the photo below.  For more pics of the move out of Philly, click here.

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Dave Boone took the rest of these.  Here, the tow approaches the Chester waterfront.

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Assisting here–as they approach Fox Point–a great place to see river traffic–are (I believe) Alex McAllister, Timothy, and Bridget.

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Check out this 12-minute video on her construction.  It makes an appropriate start to an epitaph for this vessel.

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Fair weather, Lauren.

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Many thanks to Justin Earl and Dave Boone for use of these photos.  Justin’s chief mate on Lauren and has been on board since Panama. I took the top two photos back in June 2010.  It’s hard to believe that Lauren, Iver and the crane coming through the Narrows was less than a week ago!

Slight digressions:  here are my latest photos of Timothy from more than six months ago.  And here’s a post I did over a year ago with shots from Fox Point.

Here was a post I did four years ago.  Scroll through and the second image from last is an icebreaking run I did with Cornell in the Kingston NY area.  Here were my posts Ice 2 and the first Ice.

Below . . . a foto from Gerard Thornton showing Gary Nelson on Gage Paul Thornton.  Gary seems to be keeping relatively good humor in spite of the cold.

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Gulf Dawn returns a dredge scow to the AK.

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See the icicles on an anchor which less than a month ago was splashed with tropical water.

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Margaret and Laura K. Moran assist Valle Azzurra in from sea.

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McAllister Sisters heads upriver with

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RTC 60 and –I’m speculating– lots of heating oil for New York state homes.

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McAllister Girls –here passing Sassafras–is a boat I haven’t seen in a while.

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Thanks to Gerard Thornton for the first foto;  all others by Will Van Dorp, who believes that one reason to put up such cold fotos  is so that we can look back in July and feel delightfully cooled by these images.

Here was 27.

Ken Bailey of Michigan Exposures sent along this foot of a cold Detroit River with icebreaking being done by a bulk carrier Ojibway, same vintage as the SS United States AND Badger.

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Last week’s weather fotos from Brian DeForest . . . Atlantic Conveyer cuts through a hint of fog, assisted by Charles D. and

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Ellen McAllister. 

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Next, two significantly different ship departure fotos from Phil Little.  Norwegian Gem 2007, 965 ft., thanks to pod propulsion, backs out with no, no fuss, no slewing around.  Notable is what’s not seen,  harbor tugs!

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Carnival Splendor, 2008, 950 ft. has a 2-shaft propulsion arrangement, older technology.  And  definitely needs an assist.  Margaret Moran pushing against her stern

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rolls to port as it bears hard to get Splendor turned into the flow.

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I took the remaining fotos here earlier this week . ..  along a congested KVK.

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I’m not sure what this container is.

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My parting shot . . . Elizabeth McAllister assisting Zim Shang Hai.

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For more icy Great Lakes fotos, check tugboathunter’s site.

Thanks to Ken, Brian, and Phil for these fotos.

This first foto is by a secret salt . . . showing Dory (1978) and Captain Zeke (1980) tandem towing  beach-lounging 125′ deck barge back onto the water.

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And  . . . attributed by the watermark . . . fotos from last week before Janus chilled the town,  Atlantic Conveyor gets an assist from Charles D. McAllister (1967).

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Shelby (1978) also worked in the January fog.  Thanks, Brian.

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And the rest of the fotos are mine:  the seldom-seen Specialist (1956?), here close and

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closer.

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Two Coasts . . . Chesapeake (2011) and Emerald (1973).

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Resolute (1975) about to pass Düsseldorf Express (1998),

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And from Philly . . .  High Roller (1969) with The Recycler (1989 . . . from THE George Steinbrenner’s yard in Nashville, TN.  Here’s some history on The Recycler and its twin.

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Many thanks to the secret salt and Brian DeForest for their fotos.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

I hope these fotos illustrate why I spend time watching sixth bork boro traffic.  These were all taken Monday morning . . . of the spectacular warning for a weather event called Janus.

0644 . . .  it’s Maersk Atlanta and

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. . . 0644 . . . Mattea.

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0725 . . .  that’s Elizabeth McAllister on the starboard side of the tanker.

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and finally . ..  Maersk Atlanta in a crowded KVK at 0925 h.  In the foreground it’s Marjorie B. McAllister and on the starboard bow of the ship, Ellen McAllister.   Also, in the distance l to r, it’s James Turecamo, Blue Fin, and the current Mary Gellatly.

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Could I imagine missing a morning like that?  All foots fotos by Will Van Dorp.

About the typos . . . I’ve noticed new spellchecking dynamic in wordpress seems NOT to like my deliberate orthographic “simplifications.”

Here was 30 minutes from another vantage point.  Yesterday I left for work early and had a half hour or so to kill from Fort Wadsworth.  Seeing Ital Laguna and CMA CGM Matisse leaving together convinced me to stop there.    Meanwhile a larger and

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smaller fishing boat arrive.  I recognize this boat, although I don’t know its name.  See it the last foot here.

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First Coast moves in from somewhere beyond Norton’s Point.

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Rays now rake across the top of the manifold on Freja Nordica as it enters the Narrows and

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passes an outbound Franklin Reinauer.

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Recognize the profile?

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It’s Ellen.   I’ve no horse that shakes harness bells to suggest I move along, but I know I have –if no promises to keep–then . .  work to do, appointments to meet.

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All fotos by Will Van Drop.

 

First . . . this foto by Bob Dahringer of Katherine (1979 in Louisiana).  As of this writing, Bob is back upriver playing with Hudson River ice cubes.

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Next . . . this foto from Key West, thanks to my sister, who’s gotten a camera upgrade.  Yay!  A few years ago, I was snorkeling–sans camera–off a Key West beach and came up to notice two tugboats that looked a lot like these.  My first thought then was–wow!  K-Sea tugs in the Conch Republic.  My second thought was . . . I have no camera and therefore no one will ever believe me.  I’m now pretty sure I saw Titan (1974 in Long Beach, CA) and Ocean Atlas (1964 in San Diego, California).

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Brian DeForest took this foto of Marjorie B. McAllister (1974 in Louisiana) last week of a very icy sixth boro.

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And recently . . . in a springy waterboro of NYC, Brendan Turecamo (1975 in Louisiana) assisted a tanker on its way out to sea,

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Doris Moran (1982 in Louisiana) assisted a chemical tanker into port, and

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Miss Niz  (2003 from Alabama) moved some dredging equipment around.  Note the survey boat–Michele Jeanne–reading the bottom contours over on the Bayonne side.

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Thanks much to Bob, Maraki, and Brian for use of their fotos.

Darell T. Gilbert took this foto . . .  a hot air balloon over the water in Red Hook around the 5th of January.  WTF?!@#@!!  Anyone know the story?

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Thanks to Sam Zapadinsky . . . can you identify this creature walking on the icy upper Hudson?  Coyote?  Here’s a post from a few years ago of eagles on the mostly frozen river.

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Sam also took this foto from the tug Frances, which

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is the forwardmost tug in this foto by Bob Dahringer.    Frances and Kathleen Turecamo move crude oil tanker Afrodite into the dock in Albany, one of many water tasks that happens whether the temperatures are 0 or 100.

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And finally, Mike Abegg took this foto of Alice Oldendorff in the Brooklyn Navy yard, taking on

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fuel.  Quantico Creek and a Dann Marine boat (either Chesapeake or Discovery Coast) assist with this operation in the ice-choked area around the docks.

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Thanks much to Darell, Sam, Bob, and Mike for these fotos.

Click here for Bob Dahringer’s YouTube videos, recently with a lot of ice.

Check this video report on USCG ice-breaking in the upper Hudson as well as this one of Ellen McAllister shifting ships safely on cold days.

Now here from Harbin, China is a completely other reaction to cold weather.

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