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The little-used adjective fleet is appropriate here. And when something goes amiss in the diverse workplaces of the sixth boro, it’s great to have the fleetest responders there are. The amusement park on the beach in the background identifies the location as Coney Island. In fact, the responders towed the vessel out to deeper water while dewatering. No passengers were on board at the time of the emergency, water ingress portside engine room. All’s well that end’s well.
MV Zelinski worked in San Francisco waters from at least 2007 until last summer. I’m guessing it arrived in the harbor aboard a ship . . .
Here are previous fleetest posts.
I’ve posted photos like this one of Thomas D. Witte moving recycling, but I’ve never
been inside Pratt Industries plant on the Arthur Kill. Recently, William Hyman has though, and he’s shared his photos here. It looks –and probably smells–like any waste handling facility, but
giant claws move the scrap around and
caldrons do their magic and
cardboard stock comes out.
Photos I’ve taken of the recycling barges back almost 10 years ago are below.
Unless otherwise identified, all photos by Will Van Dorp. William Hyman’s previous photos can be found here. Thank you, sir.
Thanks to a friend, I learned this morning what this is. But I’ll give you an opportunity until the end of this post to ponder it as I did.
I’m guessing that since I’ve been paying attention to other soon-to-happen non-routine events in the harbor like the loading of Peking (more on that at the end of this post too) and the raising of the NYWheel legs, I completely missed this one until yesterday afternoon when I just happened to be walking to an appointment near Richmond Terrace. Yes, I ALWAYS carry my camera, because in NYC, you never know what you are going to see in any of the six boros.
When I saw that it was DonJon equipment, I thought these might be additional structural members to be lifted into Rockefeller University’s River Campus. After all, it was only about a year ago that preliminary structures were lifted into place over there, here and here.
Notice the curves and the staircases?
And the tow moved up toward the North–not the East–River.
So thanks to my friend Hank Beatty, those ARE structural members for something called “The Vessel,” unveiled months ago, a large assemblage of public art to be erected over at the Hudson Yards area of Midtown. Click here for the speeches on the event of the unveiling back in September 2016: 2500 steps mounting 16 stories . . . billed as the Hudson’s Eiffel! And the Hudsonside Midtown already has a pyramid!!
So here’s the update of Peking. Now plans are for it to be loaded in early June onto Combi Dock III, not the identical Combi Dock I as I had been led to believe earlier. So, put that on your calendars . . . Thanks to T. V. for that update.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
The venerable Frances came past to greet me first . . .
Lots of digital ink has been devoted to Frances on this blog. I even toured her once at the Waterford Tug Roundup.
I watched Potomac and Double Skin 59 made fast alongside Afra Willow as she slowly swung on her hook with the tide change.
Wicomico was outbound with a barge on the wire as
Patapsco had come in
with Double Skin 59 earlier.
And finally, this unidentified truckable tug came in. When she was way out, I imagined her a sailboat.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who really should spend more time at the Narrows.
I think today is a holiday. Somewhere. If it weren’t, it just should be.
Actually it’s Children’s Day in Turkey. And the Feast of St George at the Vatican and in England. Slay-a-Dragon Day somewhere. International Talk like Shakespeare Day . . . I could go on. Feadship’s Casual Water is headed upriver, if not uptown.
Others are going in all directions . . .
Grande Mariner was westbound on the East River to get southbound to the River City. Know that place?
Some are Sound bound, and
others like Ma Belle are headed La Belle Province.
I can’t keep track of Elizabeth.
Flowers are blooming and
it’s great out. Make time to enjoy the holiday. Oh . . . River City starts here.
All photos in the past few days by Will Van Dorp, who did the first “spring giddiness” here.
Carl Sandburg said: “The fog comes . .. on little cat feet.
It sits looking . . . over harbor and city . . . on silent haunches
And then moves on.”
A tanker arrives with a name
that’s ironic on a few levels . .
Meagan Ann hauls Witte 4002 out to dump and
Mary Alice returns Witte 4004 from HARS before Meagan Ann returns.
And Barney Turecamo comes into port a bit while the barge is monitored by Jennifer.
To finish, here’s another shot of Combi Dock 1 arriving from China with lots of sea miles logged….
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
This post follows in the spirit of What Rip Saw 1 and 2. And the Emma in question is she who wrote the New Colossus. Her ghost whispered to me yesterday as I looked south from the Battery and saw among other things the muddy tinge to the waters, a hint of freshet from upriver.
She reminded me that Le Grand Bleu had been here before here (scroll) and here, as well as craft of the same type like Topaz and Luna. And something about mischief associated with yachts like Alicia . . .
Then Emma’s voice became clearer . . . “I have to revise it,” she said, and then trailed off a bit, almost a mumble, but
what I caught was
“From whence this storied pomp,” cried she
With averted eyes. “Spare me your pompous, your show-offs,
Your superrich, your oligarchs of energy.
Send instead your strivers, tempest tossed to me;
Otherwise my lamp matters no more.”
Then, Emma was gone, flown off with the wings of a gull.
All I have is this set of photos and a recollection of her thoughts, her voice, to share.
Here’s more to keep a lookout for this summer.
Below is a photo I took in October 2011 . . .
Also from October 2011, when the bridge looked like this,
squeezing under the roadbed looked like this, and
the McAllister stern quarter escort looked like this . . .
the mighty Maurania III, that is. Here’s the complete post I did back then.
But five and a half years have elapsed, not without change. So earlier this week, Suez Canal in the KVK and under the Bayonne Bridge looked like this. See the worker above the new roadbed?
See him now?
So this week it was Marjorie B on the stern, and
I hope to be around and doing this five and a half years from now to see what there is to see.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Yesterday I mentioned the request to help the Roaring Bull ferry project, and that’s now fully funded. Thank you. Here’s another and more somber request that you might consider, the Captain Joseph Turi Memorial fund.