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This collage of orange and blue indicates that something unusual approaches . . .
0846 hr . . .
Atlantic Salvor might have been headed out on a long range mission, but
at this point, I realized this mission would begin in the Lower Bay of the sixth boro along with
lots of other vessels, although
something new this year was the escort of four commercial tugs: Sassafras, Miriam Moran,
Atlantic Salvor, and Normandy. 1150. I was happy to find someone to talk to.
It’s fleet week NYC. Welcome all.
It’s USS DDG 96,
HMCS D 282,
HMCS MM 700,
HMCS MM 708,
and LSD 43.
At 1216, Eric McAllister joins the welcome party . . .
An E-2 flew by too.
The message on the port wheel well ((?) amused me.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here was last year’s arrival.
Click here for previous photos from Jed. Click here for a photo of John W. Brown when she housed a high school in the sixth boro, pre-1988. Jed took these photos while he was onboard in Norfolk this past weekend. Click here for info about her September 2016 visit back to her place when she was assigned to the NYC Board of Education.
For the rest, I’ll let Jed’s photos speak for themselves.
Many thanks to Jed for these photos. NYC should be seeing its own wave of gray arriving today.
Below is a photo taken on June 10, 1946 showing dozens of Liberty ships anchored between where the TZ Bridge would be built (BF is correction thanks to Tony A’s comment) and Haverstraw. That looks like Ossining in the distance. This photo and hundreds of others can be found in the Digital Collections of the NY State Archives here. Who knows, Brown could actually be anchored among the others.
I’ve taken this photo from Facebook, on a thread started by Aleksandr Mariy. He wondered what it was.
Look at the stern, the shape of the house, and the bow apart from the upper bulwarks shaped up to and around the bowsprit.
Speculation in that thread was and I change the words slightly and add a few of my own . . . old Moran tug that got turned into a sailboat back in 1983. Work was done at a yard in Port Arthur. Wheelhouse was moved to aft position, bulwarks modified, bowsprit and masts added. Believe it was one of the Thomas Morans, maybe the 1926 one. It was a diesel electric. Owner was a Moran captain who planned to go tuna fishing with it.
Anyone want to weigh in? Does anyone have photos either before or after?
And while I’m commenting on FB, here’s a photo shared there by Robert Silva, showing self-propelled barge Toledo Sun from days of yore.
Click here to see it out of the water, showing although not clearly enough the power configuration. Anyone know the manufacturer of the propulsion? I believe she’s now operating out of Singapore as Marine Success. Here’s more of the Sun Oil fleet. Is this the same vessel?
Let’s start with Marie J. Turecamo (1968). And then let’s look at others out around this springtime morning:
Like Joan Turecamo (1980), built near the confluence of the Hudson River and Erie Canal,
heading out here with James D. Moran (2015);
Caitlin Ann (1961) doing a recycling run;
Emerald Coast (1973) leaving the U-Haul;
North Sea (1982) heading for the Kirby yard;
Robert E. McAllister (1969) heading out for a ship;
Quenames (1982) moving a barge alongside;
Crystal Cutler (2010) getting some maintenance; and
that brings us back to Marie J. Turecamo and a photo taken only a minute of so before the lead-off photo in this post.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here are the previous 6. If you want to guess what these are, try; then check against the answers below.
And the order is Wavertree starboard bow, Ever Lyric starboard bulb with Ellen McAllister and Liberty IV in the distance, line between c-ship and Kirby Moran, house of MSC Luisa, decorative welds on a backhoe bucket, stern of a twin-screw tug, panama chocks on CMA CGM Dalila, and container bracing gear in use.
All photos taken recently by Will Van Dorp.
Liberty Island is a Wisconsin-built dredge from 2002. Here’s a long history of other vessels from her same yard.
Here’s Swarna Mala (2010) being lightered by Dolphin and Quantico Creek and anchored slightly south of Fidelity II (2011).
White Pearl (1985) ha left the sixth boro and is headed for
UASC vessel Al-Kharj heads for sea.
It almost looks like a container escaped off the deck of CMA CGM Dalila and is now southbound on 440, along with three persons of interest walking in the same direction.
That can’t happen, right?
A deep-laden Maersk Sarnia meets Barney Turecamo near the same bridge.
And we will call it quits here.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who has left the robots in charge of posting them.
Here were some previous posts with “dawn” in the title. I’d hoped to get photos like these on Easter Sunday, but overcast skies obscured the sun rise color.
Sunrise this particular morning was 0643. The photo below was at 0644.
Quantico Creek pushes a barge eastward while Stephen Reinauer heads west.
Curtis Reinauer westbound; Emerald Coast eastward.
And by 0729, the light was losing some of its richness. This is the joy of springtime light.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who has left the building and the sixth boro again and asked the robots to put up the next week or so of posts. division of labor? I take the pics and write some commentary, and the robots do the rest.
Some people are up before dawn on Easter because of work. But at sunrise this morning from Bard Street and looking west . . . it was gray.
Looking east . . . dawn smudged the rosy fingers’ painting. Lucy Reinauer pushed RTC 83 in that direction, while the Moran 6000 hp tractors returned to the barn after helping Hanjin Shenzhen out to sea and southbound.
And the Bayonne windmill has revived its current production. Passing it in order were JRT Moran,
and James D. In the distance, that’s Barney Turecamo and
Miriam also passed.
Caitlin Ann and
Hunting Creek also worked their way into Easter morning.
here’s how I first saw her.
Many thanks to Erin Urban, executive director of Noble Maritime for those photos and information.
The interior view is unique; the exterior . . . of course has been seen so often that your eyes might see right past it. This beacon in the harbor has appeared in countless tugster posts, and will continue to do so. Here’s just one. What you may not know is that in the lighthouse there is a “construction cam” focused on work at the New York Wheel. Be sure to try “live stream cam 2” and its time lapse.
Below is a view of CMA CGM La Scala from a week ago, the same day the Noble Maritime crew was at the light.
Here’s the abridged written report:
Tasks accomplished: We brought out materials with which to clean up, including contractor’s bags, brooms, cardboard boxes, and another dustpan. We also brought out a 60 lb. bag of mortar and water. We added a new light in the cellar and brought out two more Mag lights and a long extension cord so we can light the cellar and any other places that need it. We also brought out another 5-gallon can of gasoline.
André cemented the area in the cellar below the new cellar door.
Pete and Kevin got the light set up in the basement and then began the clear out. Then, with Erin, they began removing accumulated trash and unneeded equipment. We cleaned and cleared all the rooms, especially the second floor supply room and the stairwell, and organized a tool cabinet on the first floor. We found a box of stuff having to do with the web camera and stored it on the fourth floor in the room where the web camera batteries are set up.
The New York Wheel worker charged up the batteries for the web camera and got it working again; it had been down since last fall.
Next steps: We will go out to do more work on the interior. We have to shovel out the cellar, for example, and finish painting the small rooms on the fourth level.
We will at the same time do a video explaining all the aspects of the work we have to do at the lighthouse. Our spring projects will include getting more ventilation and painting the exterior so we can set up the canopy and the solar power to light the interior and exterior of the site.”
Many thanks to Erin and her crew for their work and for permission to use these photos and this report.
At the same moment, I was getting these photos of CMA CGM La Scala, with JRT Moran tailing and
Kirby Moran made up to the lower set of recessed shell bits.
Last two photos by Will Van Dorp.
Random, but mostly a celebration of orange. Click here and you’ll see how obsessive i’ve been about these juice tankers. More even than about wine tankers, which I’ve no knowledge of ever seeing. Milk tankers, you ask? Well, if you mean the ones that travel from farm to processing/bottling plant, I’m familiar with them but no pics.
Shanghai Trader came in the same day.
Stealth Berana, here with Scott Turecamo and New Hampshire lightering, seems to have undergone a name-change recently.
Back to the juice tanker, it seems that fewer than a dozen of these vessels carry one-fourth of the world supply!
Here’s another shot of Caroline Oldendorff with ABC-1 at stern starboard quarter and Nicholas Miller passing along port. Go, Nicholas.
Zim Tarragona is named for an ancient port.
A juice tanker called Southern Juice was renamed to the last three letters of its name “ICE” for its trip to Bangladesh breakers beach. See the story here on p. 19/20.
The salt bulker Aghia Skepi is named for a Greek Orthodox holy day.
Finally, Orange Sun . . . you’d think it would have an orange hull, like the Staten Island ferry in the background, right?
All photos of the sixth boro activities by Will Van Dorp.