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In today’s post, all of the vessels at one point belonged to the same fleet, except one. All have continued in service, except one.
Volans, photographed here in 2009, is now being reborn as Hannah.
For a short time, Volans became David McAllister, photo below from 2013.
Leslie Foss, photo from 2011, is now Simone, and I caught her in the sixth boro here in 2015. Simone trades internationally.
Leo, taken here in 2007, now works as Bridget McAllister.
Scorpius, photo from 2008, has worked mostly in the sixth boro as Meagan Ann, who first appeared here in this blog in . . . 2008.
Orion, which I visited back in 2008, became Matthew McAllister.
And finally, the last one, the one facing left, the only one that is no more. She was scrapped after sinking in Narragansett Bay in 2008. The photo below is from 2006.
All these tugboats except the last one once made up Constellation Maritime, which is no more.
Many thanks to JG for use of these photos.
Since I’ve tons to do today, comment will be minimal. The photo below I took near the KVK salt pile on January 14, 2016. Eagle Ford, to the right, has since been scrapped in Pakistan.
The history of Alnair, photo taken in Havana harbor on February 4, 2016, is still untraced. It looks like an ex-USN tug. Click here for more Cuban photos.
This photo of JRT Moran and Orange Sun I took on March 12.
June 1, I took this, with Robert E. McAllister and an invisible Ellen escorting Maersk Idaho out the door.
July 14, I saw GL tug Nebraska yank bulkier Isolda with 56,000 tons of corn through a narrow opening and out the Maumee.
August 23 I caught Atlantic Sail outbound past a nearly completed Wavertree. And come to think of it, this is a perfect Janus photo.
September 9 at the old port in Montreal I caught Svitzer Montreal tied up and waiting for the next job.
October 18, I caught Atlanticborg and Algoma Enterprise down bound between Cape Vincent and Clayton NY.
November 4, while waiting for another tow, I caught Sarah Ann switching out scrap scows in the Gowanus.
And I’ll end this retrospective Janus post with a mystery shot, which I hope to tell you more about in 2017. All I’ll say is that I took it yesterday and can identify only some of what is depicted. Anyone add something about this photo?
I feel blessed with another year of life, energy, gallivants, and challenges. Thank you for reading and writing me. Special thanks to you all who sent USPS cards ! I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2017. Here’s what Spock would say and where he got it.
Here was my “last hours” post from 2015. And here from the year before with some vessels sailing away forever. And here showing what I painted in the last hours of 2013. And one more with origins “oud jaardag” stuff from the finale of 2011.
A few days after they departed NYC, Nelson Brace caught this photo of the two traversing the Cape Cod Canal.
On December 19, Michel Gosselin caught these photos of the two unbound from Lock 2 of the Welland Canal, many cold blustery, and icy days later.
Many thanks to Nelson and Michel for use of these photos. Hats off to the crew . . . better yet, given that ice, keep your hats on.
Below is the screenshot of the tow arriving in Muskegon late Christmas Eve.
It would be nice to see some of the photos crew might have taken as they crossed the stormy Gulf of Saint Lawrence and fought their way across Lake Ontario with strong winds out of the NW. And I’m looking forward to seeing them in Port City Tug colors.
or “marifly.” These two tankers have called here for some years now, but I always wondered whether they were one and the same, given that their names refer to the same critter. Maybe other vessels in the fleet have names like Paruparo and Borboleta. Anchored over in Bay Ridge was Mariposa, while doing short-time in Bayonne
After finishing up business in Bayonne, Butterfly flitted off
with Robert E. McAllister lined up port side
while Charles D. McAllister took care of her port.
Think they have caterpillars on board?
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
I’ve seen other Grimaldi Grande vessels, but never Grande Senegal.
So not matter that it was a gray day, I was happy to see this vessel calling in NYC’s sixth bork for the first time.
Unrelated here, but I wonder if vessels passing under this bridge will appear smaller once the soon-to-be-obsolete lower roadbed is removed.
I’d love to see what tugboats assist the Grande— ROROs at port calls along the West African coast. Anyone out there can help?
Ellen McAllister and
Resolute and all the other escort boats and crews keep shipping in the groove around Bergen Point.
All photos yesterday by Will Van Dorp.
Before returning to bends around points on other rivers, I want to share some photos I took yesterday, first in a while at Bergen Point. Here’s the set-up out of Newark Bay.
I’d love to know the tension of the line up from Marjorie.
Ellen pushes on the port stern quarter, and
Robert counters on the opposite bow.
But someone calling the shots up there knows how
just right. A year from now, it’s possible there will be gaps in that lower roadbed, if any of it left at all.
I’ve no idea what the clearance was yesterday, and I’m eager for that walkway to be re-opened.
Another job is almost complete here as of late morning Friday, but the work never ceases, as traffic into the port can be said to
be ever lining up. There are 30 (I believe) of these Ever L ships, liberal, lasting, lovely, loading, lifting, lucid, laden, lucky, loyal, linking, and more.
Lambent left Shanghai in early November and will be back in Panama Asia-bound late next week.
All photos here by Will Van Dorp.
So Katie G and Colleen McAllister danced their way east to get north and way west past the dancing (or leaning) towers of the East River this morning.
Notice you can still see the original Libby Black name in the raised metal of Katie G McAllister, soon to be named something else?
Here’s a previous post I did featuring Katie G. remaking a tow at the Battery.
I’m guessing this voyage will take about three weeks?
Godspeed, and beat the ice!
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Margot nears Troy with the Lockwood Bros barge from back in October. Watch the variety of backgrounds in this post, too.
Jay Michael a few days ago passes by Con Hook.
Amy C McAllister rounds the southern tip of Manhattan towing a capacious cargo barge Columbia Baltimore, capable of carrying 690 tees..
Betty D light crosses the Upper Bay. I didn’t say “Betty Delight,” but the possibility for misunderstanding is there.
Brendan Turecamo escorts Tammo inbound from the island of Jamaica.
Fort McHenry waits over by IMTT.
Sarah D pushes in some upstate rock.
Fells Point crosses the Upper Bay bound for the Kills.
And to finish with a photo from September, it’s Rae, standing by for the move of Wavertree.
All photos by will Van Dorp.
What’s prompted the reappearance of the past here is that I’ve been sorting my archives.
So let’s start in April 2008, and this vessel will reappear tomorrow. I miss that orange in the harbor.
This is November 2009. Where is McAllister Brothers (built as Dalzelleagle) these days?
This is what Eagle Service (now Genesis Eagle) looked like in March 2010.
Here’s a closer up of the vintage Horizon ship. Is she still in lay up?
Ivory Coast, headed into the KVK here on a foggy morning, appeared almost to be floating on air above the water’s surface.
And here, a mysterious swimmer, Edith Thornton (now in Trinidad as Chassidy?), and a Hanjin ship.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who wonders who says things stay the same.