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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.

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.

Here was 7.  In the past week, the sixth boro has seen lows to about 5 . . . like last Monday morning, and highs in the low 50s.    And then there’s been serious fog, as bowsprite captures here.  This morning was clear and mild, almost springlike.  Here was the north end of the Arthur Kill today a little after 0700, Capt Log heading south for a load.

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To the left, NYK Rigel prepares to shove off from Howland Hook.    To the right, dredgers dig on. . .  or diggers dredge on.   James Turecamo heads north and east . . .

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as Minerva Zenia makes her way under the Goethals.

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I wonder how I’ll get used to the alteration of the classic form of the Bayonne Bridge.

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Here’s the impressive assembling of equipment staging for work on that other bridge project.   Glenn Edwards looks huge in the mix.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp, just before the sun came up.

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.

My sincere Merry Christmas/Happy 2014 wishes to all of you.  Actually, I hit the road Monday morning for the now-annual road trip to see family in greater Atlanta.

Consider this my Christmas card.  Any ideas what this is?  These three fotos come courtesy of Nancy Donskoj.

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It’s the tugboat Gowanus Bay delivering Sinterklaas and his entourage up the rondout to Kingston, NY’s annual Sinterklaas festival.   Sinterklaas is the red-clad legend I was first made aware of, and he would supposedly arrive on December 5.   Click here for more pics.    Kingston was the third oldest settlement in New Netherland.

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Believe it or not, Sinterklaas stories are clouded in some controversy because of the guy standing to his left.  Actually not this guy per se at all.  In the Dutch tradition, this man is Zwarte Piet . .  or Black Pete.  The Americanization in the foto below is interesting.

As the Dutch say, prettige kerstfest.

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The next two pics come thanks to Jen Muma currently of New Orleans, and it’s fuel for the

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Christmas bonfire.

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Here are two East Coast traditions, but I’m thinking the sixth boro really doesn’t have much PUBLIC Christmas tradition spectacle related to the water at all.  Four years ago, I floated an idea about a harbor tree inspired by what folks do in New England, but I’ve moved on.  For myself, I like the idea below, the nautical clutter tree in my friend Ed Fanuzzi’s backyard.

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Have a festive day with your loved ones.  I will repost again in a few days.

Thanks again to Nancy and Jen for use of their photos.

Here was 3 in the series.  The sixth boro is indeed a huge fuel transfer port, and I need to make a more concerted effort to learn which transfers are imports and which . . . exports.  Meanwhile, a look at the variety of vessels involved in just a few days shows Energy Century,

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Aurora N with Crystal Cutler on the far side of a fuel barge in the distance,

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Trans Trader,

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Zachery Reinauer,

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Patrick Sky passing the bow of Summit Europe,

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and finally, passing a Laura K. Moran docking SCF Pechora, it’s Diane B with barge John Blanche.

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Cold and snow do not slow this trade; in fact, it’s when the temperature drops that this trade speeds up.

The link here may show the first glimpse I had of Balder.  Let me share my getting better acquainted, but first . . . the foto below I took 13 months ago.  Note the different colors of salt, reflecting

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different provenances, as explained in Ian Frazier’s New Yorker article below.  Buy a copy to get the rest of the story.

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Without this vessel, all of us who drive the roads or walks the sidewalks and streets within the metropolis surrounding the sixth boro would be at greater risk of slipping and crashing.  Framed that way, Balder could not be better named.   Here’s what Kimberly Turecamo looks like from Balder‘s bridge.

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On the far side of the channel, that’s Dace.

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Here’s what has come forth from Balder‘s belly, a bit of the Atacama Desert on the KVK.   Huge tractors load the trucks that come to a highway department near you today.

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This 246′ arm, reaching nearly to Richmond Terrace, offloads at the relatively slow rate of 8oo tons per hour.

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And here’s the hold just emptied, one hold of five.  Notice the ladders and the tracks at the base of the hold.

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Click here to see the unloading machinery in action.

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Navel, perhaps?

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Here’s what gets even the last pound making up the nearly 50,000-ton payload onto the salt dock.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  Thanks to Brian DeForest of Atlantic Salt and the Balder crew for the tour.

I’ll start here for a reason.  This 1941 vessel built in Stamford, CT,   was originally YTL 169, 61′ loa.  In November 1997 she was called Spuyten Duyvil and used to transport the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree from Stony Point to the East river.  I’ve mentioned this before, but although I’ve searched high and low, by letter, word-of-mouth, and electronically . . . I’ve located NO fotos of that event.  None!!  Can this event have completed eluded the photography crowd?  If you know of a foto, please get in touch.   Click here for a foto of this tug–I believe–I took almost 8 years ago now.

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Ever Decent . . .  foto taken 10 days ago, here being passed by Evening Star, is already well into the Pacific Ocean.

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Turecamo Girls, here in the KVK, was waiting on the outside of the Amtrack Prtal Bridge last week, but of course I didn’t have a camera.

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Amy C McAllister slings in a Bouchard barge, and

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McAllister Sisters does the same with a Reinauer barge.

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Bering Dawn moves another dredge scow out to sea.

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Bob-tailed B. Franklin heads back to her barge, and

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Eastern Dawn heads west into the Kills.

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So, does anyone know of a foto showing Spuyten Duyvil with the 1997 Rockefeller Christmas tree heading south from Stony Point?

All fotos except the top one by Will Van Dorp.

Count’em . . . three!  Becky Ann and two of Ken’s boats.

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Click here to see a post I did a few months back on crewboats exclusively.  Miami River shuttles in here past Charleston in drydock.

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Becky, Doris, and Maria T.

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Wolf River has returned to the sixth boro after some time away.  Brazil maybe?

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A few weeks ago, here’s Julia assisting as Freddy K Miller prepares to move a construction barge away from Governors Island.

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Miss Ayva in the straits of Gowanus down under the BQE is one of the workhorses . . . work ponies of the harbor, not unlike

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this unidentified vessel off Happy Dynamic‘s stern and

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Gabby . . . here staying ahead of Sarah Ann and her clutch of barges and

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Julia fearlessly speeding out the flat Narrows to run someone out to Gravesend Bay.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Crow languishes here in Port Newark.

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A detail-impoverished foto of Manson Construction‘s hopper dredge Glenn Edwards along with tug Kendall J. Hebert.  Actually Samantha Miller is hiding in the haze near starboard stern of the dredge, anchored in Gravesend Bay.

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Click here for a coloful foto of Kendall J. Hebert.

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Some of the other boats I’ve seen recently are Susan E. Witte,

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Katherine,  (Last summer I caught Katherine pulling a dredge scow in Morehead City, North Carolina)

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Pati R. Moran, 

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Ron G, which I first read as Rong.  Often she’s in Philadelphia.

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Gabby L Miller,

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Miriam Moran returning to base after retrieving the docking pilot,

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And finally, a boat I’ve never seen before . . . Navigator.  Anyone know her story?  I took this foto Sunday morning.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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