You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Moran’ category.
“Really random” posts tend to be far-flung, so let’s start out with this photo by Jed, who has contributed many photos recently. Then there’s JED, who has contributed photos starting from 2008. The boat dates from 1975.
From Jan Oosterboer via Fred Trooster, here’s the 1955 tug Argus along with
Orion (1961), and
Sirius (1966). It appears that Sirius–like Orion and Brendan Turecamo–also has a wheelhouse that can be raised.
For the scale of the “tow” here, scroll down and
behold–Thialf, with a combined lifting capacity of over 14,000 tons!! Click here to see the view down from Thialf’s deck AND be sure to read the comments that follow. Here are a few other heavy-lifters including Saipem 7000.
Heading back to NYC but as the South Street Seaport Museum area of the sixth boro of NYC looked in 1985, from a secret salt, it’s the 1939 USCGC WYT-93, Raritan! The two vessels around her are, of course 1885 schooner Pioneer and 1908 lightship Ambrose. Click here for a list of specifics and missions on Raritan, but one of her operations was against M/V Sarah of Radio NewYork International. M/V Sarah was eventually blown up for a movie stunt.
And rounding this post out . . . from Elizabeth, in Alameda, it’s the 1943 YT-181 Mazapeta.
In the distance is T-AKR-1001 GTS Admiral W. M. Callaghan, an MSC RORO named for a significant USN officer.
Credit for each of these photos is as attributed. Thanks to you all.
See the name clearer of the stern here than the bow? See the distinctive tender?
This vessel with the unique davits and radar is not the same vessel. And the woman in black with a bow in her hair at the stern, she is the namesake for both boats. The gray, black, and white photos, complements of Russell Skeris, were taken in 1952, when this Marie J. was new. Previously, Russell sent along the lead photo in this post here.
And here, the gent forward most on the bow is Barney Turecamo. In the background is Jersey City.
I’m not sure what “platform” these shots were made from, the the landmass in the background here looks like Staten Island as seen from off Red Hook.
It turns out that the 1952 Marie J. Turecamo is now DonJon’s William E., and unfortunately I do NOT have a photo of William E. Anyone help out here? Here you see some shots from Birk’s site.
Many thanks to Russell for his photo and to Birk and crew for his informative site. 2015 photos by Will Van Dorp.
More gray tomorrow.
Note: This morning I noticed that wordpress has automatically added a captioning space below each photo, so I’ve decided to use it. What unifies this set of photos is the fact that it shows three of the most powerful NYC-based tugs that primarily assist powered vessels into and out of the port.
I think the last time I used a photo of Amy C McAllister was here, actually not that long ago. Here’s a comparison of the three boats featured here by horsepower.
Eric McAllister–5150, Laura K–5100, and Robert E–4000. I suspect the sixth boro will be seeing a new Moran vessel with 6000 horsepower by mid-summer.
Let me know what you think of the use of captions.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here’s the index to the previous posts in this series.
Self-unloaders are not unheard of in the sixth boro; in fact, some of my favorite vessels like here, here, and here . . . I’ve followed them. Here’s a link to the Oldendorff site showing how the self-unloaders work. Rt Hon Paul E. Martin is named for this politician from our neighbors to the north.
Traveling through those same waters . . . MSC Monica.
A few days before the Martin, Ultra Colonsay was replenishing the pile at Atlantic Salt.
Other vessels calling in the sixth boro recently include Vladimir,
Sypress escorted by Marie J. Turecamo,
Atlantic Compass passing by Joyce D. Brown, leaving an ominous sky to the west
and finally Torino. This photo was taken by regular contributor John “Jed” Jedrlinic, who–in addition to being a great raconteur, took
a photo of this ne’er do weel.
Besides the two photos by Jed, all photos were taken by Will Van Dorp.
Let’s start with two from New York Media Boat. Can you identify this vessel?
It’s Jay Michael, on a foggy morning last week. She’s headed to the dredge over by the passenger terminal.
Eileen McAllister last appeared in this blog –I think–over six years ago here.
Here’s Laura K. Moran doing what she does. Anyone have an ETA of the next Moran assist tug arrival?
Ocean Tower has been towing and towering elsewhere these past few years.
Here’s Caitlin Ann, a new entry in the containerized garbage hauling?
Caitlin Ann first appeared here nearly seven years ago as Vivian L. Roehrig.
And closing today’s post, Evening Star.
The first two photos by Bjoern Kils. All others by Will Van Dorp.
Sitting on the bank, I really enjoy watching large vessels turned at the dock. Here is an index of previous “turning” posts.
Warm Sunday mornings are the best times to watch, though, because you might spend a long time waiting. The first photo here was taken at 0929 hrs. Can you identify the tug beyond the bow bulb?
0845 . . . Gramma Lee T Moran arrives at Fidias’ gangway
to deliver the docking pilot . . . 0848. And then, as events unfold onboard, from the land, it appears that nothing is happening.
At 0930 there is noticeable although quiet motion.
0931 . . . well, it’s less quiet when Gramma Lee spins her wheels to keep Fidias from slipping seaward with the tide.
Once the 600′ vessel starts to spin, things happen very quickly.
All photos above by Will Van Dorp. Photo below was taken by “Jed.”
Today–and every day– is Earth Day, prompted post-Santa Barbara 1969. Hat’s off to all the person-centuries of painstaking efforts at safety and coexistence. Who said this? “”It is sad that it was necessary that Santa Barbara should be the example that had to bring it to the attention of the American people. What is involved is the use of our resources of the sea and of the land in a more effective way and with more concern for preserving the beauty and the natural resources that are so important to any kind of society that we want for the future. The Santa Barbara incident has frankly touched the conscience of the American people.” Answer here. HR Constellation is the ex-Beluga Constellation.
Here was last year’s Earth Day post . . . sea junk.
A month ago, I posted some really random tugs here, including the one below in the mysterious Miami River. Yesterday, thanks to Robert Cremer, the tug below was identified as LT-1970, a Higgins Industries October 1953-delivered tug once known as Okinawa. Thanks much to Robert. The photo below is taken by Allan Seymour.
The next set of photos comes from Mike Abegg, last North American captain of Half Moon, now not-yet arrived in Hoorn.
These photos were taken over near SUNY Maritime. The tug tending the barges I thought would look this, but actually Moran has sold it to Norfolk Tug, and the photos below shows its current livery. Sorry if that sounds confusing.
And the following photos from Brunswick, GA, come from Dirk van der Doe via Jan.
Here’s Ann Moran,
Peter G. Turecamo, and
Mary Loy Turecamo.
And the final photo today comes from Rich Taylor. La Dani (1981) illustrates what I enjoy about seeing tugboats from other ports in the watery parts of the world. I’ve seen no US built tug that looks quite like this. Here’s a page devoted to the Dunston portion of her builder.
Many thanks to Robert, Allan, Mike, Dirk, and Rich for photos and information in today’s post.
Get your Miami River rat hat here.
Here’s the index to all previous posts in this series.
For today, all come from Jed . . John Jedrlinic. Any ideas on the locomotion of the person nearer than Diane Moran, photo taken in Miami in February?
The Thomas Dann photo is from almost a year ago.
Ditto . . . Schuylkill, taken in Norfolk last May.
Ditto . . . Jed took this photo of the 1960 Marion in St. Maarten.
Mr Chester and
Miss Niz . . . Miami, February 2015.
Finally, the closing shot is Diane Moran without the guy on the jet ski.
Many thanks to Jed Jedrlinic for these photos.