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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.
“Backing down” is a term I’ve heard used to describe a ship assist in which the tugboats control the sternwise movement of a vessel away from a dock. Most of the work here seems to be tide current driven, if I saw it right.
Let’s pick this up at 16:28 hrs.
At 16:49, Seoul Express, accompanied by Kirby Moran, is passing and Margaret throttles up, catching
the attention of a crew member on the superstructure of Seoul Express.
By 16:51, Heina is well away from the dock, and now
James D.Moran needs to get the stern out, but I’m not well placed to capture that.
Margaret moves around to the bulb. I love how the load markings mimic the tug profile.
By 16:58, Heina is at least two ship lengths east of the salt dock, and
by 17:07, Heina has begun to rotate counterclockwise in preparation to head under the VZ Bridge out to sea. By now, she’s south of the Bahamas.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, to whose untrained eyes this all seemed to evolve with masterful control.
As to the meaning of “heina,” try this.
If you have a lot of free time, you can trace this back to the first installment.
These photos are all from the past week, starting out with Bouchard Boys, 1975.
Pelham, 1960. Behind her is USNS Red Cloud.
Barney Turecamo (1995) and
Scott Turecamo (1998).
Eric R. Thornton (1960)
Jill Reinauer (1967) and Dace Reinauer (1968) with RTC 61.
Add Stephen-Scott (1967) and Ruth M. Reinauer (2008) pushing RTC 102.
Margaret Moran (1979) starting a backing-down of Heina with
James D. Moran (2015). More on this backing down later this week.
Captain D (1974) with CVA-604.
Meagan Ann (1975)
Frances (1957) and I think I know the crewman forward of the house.
And finally, I put this photo here because of a boat in the background. Is that Kristy Ann Reinauer (1962)? I thought she was scrapped half a year ago already. Hmm.
Other boats here are L. to r.) Realist, Kristy Ann, Hubert Bays, Long Splice, Samantha Miller, Stephen B, and Hunt Girls, which has been in the yard there for (?) two years now?
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here was Janet D pushing crane barge Jared Walter the other day.
Another crane barge, this one pushed by Quenames, which I never seen pushing anything but a petroleum barge.
Tugboat Sassafras moving Doubleskin 30 into IMTT, and then going over to Brooklyn light.
And finally, it’s Harry McNeal and Miss Julia . .. again moving crane barges.
Last one for today . . . it’s JRT Moran, and those do not look like deckhands on the bow. I’m just wondering.
The container ship being assisted is Northern Justice.
No matter what you do, be careful out there. Here’s the latest USCG report I could find.
Here and here are previous posts in this spirit, but first, the answer to yesterday’s bridge identification question . . . Joseph Chomicz nailed it . . . it’s Outerbridge Crossing, named for a person of commerce.
Today’s question is: as you look through the photos in this post, can you think of a type of cargo that seems to be missing in the sixth boro in recent months?
In the photo of the self-unloader below, Outerbridge Crossing is seen from the south side, not from directly below.
Although the light is not ideal in the photo below, this is the stern of the self-unloader Caroline Oldendorff, poised to auger salt off to a pile between the oil tanks.
I like the effect of the flag in front of the spare wheel. I last saw Caroline on the Mississippi here.
Here’s an unusual tugster perspective . . . Eagle Madrid leaving the south end of the AK, passing Perth Amboy and
snaking through the channel across Raritan Bay; that’s Brooklyn in the background to the right.
Here’s another unusual tugster perspective . . . Sea Halcyone (formerly Unique Sunshine) passing Shooters Island as seen from Faber Park.
Note Margaret Moran assisting to port, and a (mothballed??) Liberty IV still on the hard to the left, and several raucous gull drones doing some pilotage. Maybe?
Here JPO Pisces gets overtaken by Tangier Island before
passing MSC Katya R, who’s
seen in by JRT Moran.
Heina, although no self-unloader, is discharging the same cargo as Caroline Oldendorff had in her holds: salt.
So which cargo seems to be missing . . . in recent months? My perception is orange juice, my favorite drink. Have I just been missing the ships, or is there a change in the supply chain?
Again, congrats to Joseph for naming the bridge in yesterday’s post.
All photos here by Will Van Dorp.