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I never thought there’d be a series starting here . ..  but she did take most of the photos below, so here goes . . . Quantum of the Seas  (hereinafter just Q) heading from Bayonne for sea but NOT before doing a doughnut in front of  . . . Lower Manhattan.

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Seeing Q turn in its length without the assistance of any tugs is remarkable, especially when contrasted with some of the SS United States and SS Leviathan pics here.

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Smaller tour boats scatter around the rotating Q.

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Click here for bowsprite’s shortie audiovideo of Q‘s whistle . . .  which to me sounds like a plucked bass chord.  Click here for her drawing of SS Normandie.

As to the “more” referred to in the title . . . I took these the other day at the LIRR station near my snow cave . . . the day after Juno left NYC mostly alone.  Rail movement creates so much more visual turbulence than water traffic.

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Thanks to bowsprite for use of her photos.

Spirit of America . . . operates as an icon among icons.

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I need to force myself to look hard to see the obvious differences between Spirit and S. I. Newhouse, and others.

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Recently, though, Spirit has intruded into my photos more than any other one of the ferries.

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Molinari . . .

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John F. Kennedy and Spirit . . .

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Either Newhouse or Barberi . . .

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Positively identified as Newhouse.

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And this is the old terminal, actually called Battery Maritime Building and unofficially the Governors Island ferry terminal today.  And how’s the progress on its roof?  What’s going on there?  Read all about it here and here. Glass boxes seem currently in vogue in NYC.

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Click on the image below to see Battery Maritime Building and more of the sixth boro almost a century ago.

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For info on all the classes of Staten Island ferries, present and past, click here.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, except the nighttime photo by Seth Tane.

And finally . . .  here’s a bowsprite image used in a marinelink.com article without credit!  And by bowsprite’s report, she’s received no response from marine link.com when she’s contacted them about . . . crediting her art.  Hmmmm…  See her original published image from four years earlier here.

 

 

Here was the post I put up the day 343 arrived in the sixth boro, brand spanking new.  And below was a photo I took a few cold days ago when it seemed to be on routine patrol.

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Tony Acabono snapped the next two photos just before 0011 Saturday, and

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Ashley Hutto got this one just after lunch.  Note the NYMediaboat is on the scene.

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Here were some photos I got a few years ago of a land’s edge fire in a place where today there is no land.  Pier 17 is gone, for now.

Paperwork fueled the fire, it seems.

Thanks much to Tony and Ashley for these photos.  I took the first photo, where you can see the now-renovated Pier A.  To see some of the previous usages of this area, click here.   Right near there is also the dramatic Merchant Mariners Memorial by Marisol Escobar.

An unusual vessel working for a line with an unusual name . . . with  . . . is that Gabby Miller in the background?

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It’s Genius Star VIII, of the Wisdom Marine Group.

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And here’s Laura K Moran, escorting in Durande, with an unusual port of registry on its stern.

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Marseille . . . a place on my “wanna-see, gotta gallivant” list.

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And another . . . by the color it’s Maersk, escorted in here by  . . . Ellen McAllister, I think.

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But look, there amidships . . . just above the word “LINE” . . .

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. . . is that an Oshkosh?

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Damietta!

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There’s never a shortage of surprises in the sixth boro.  All photos taken in the past few days by Will Van Dorp, who has learned of these forthcoming and unusually large vessels on the horizon somewhere.

 

I’m not sure what the rest of the story here is, but for me the story is a vessel–Sea Surveyor–I’ve never seen before and parked at a location where it can get help . . . like

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this.

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Sea Surveyor is a vessel of the Gardine Marine Sciences group.

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Photos by Will Van Dorp, the day after Storm Juno passed through.

Storm Juno was all hyperbole in the five boros . . . not as  harsh as  in eastern Long Island and southern New England, but it was cold the day after.  Nevertheless, Mary Alice and Cheyenne were hard at work,

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as was Mister Jim.

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The same is true for Barbara McAllister and 

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Charles D.

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Buchanan 1 was at work.

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The government boats were out like Liberty V and

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Driftmaster.

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Of course, cold means demand for fuel . .  and Matthew Tibbetts was moving it , as

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was Crystal Cutler.

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Joyce D. Brown was moving the railroad and

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Treasure Coast had a barge astern headed south. Anyone know what cargo was/will be in the barge?

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who went out to see the sights after the storm.

Here was 2.

So let’s remember how Viking looked in 2011, and

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how she looked this past week.

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Ditto . . . here was Annabelle V. Roehrig is early 2008, which

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looked like this in 2009.  Notice the pins in the modified bow.

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And here she was this weekend, departing Bayonne with

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assistance from Taurus, which itself

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has changed from this in 2009 to

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this today.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who along with the rest of us . . . never changes.  Ha!

Here was 2 in the series on the move past the Sky single-hulled tankers, Patrick and Scotty.

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These slow splash photos I took on January 6.

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This morning I saw James Joseph afloat, scuffed, and showing evidence of loading . . . .

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And Diane B was the power unit.

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Bravo!  All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Wow!  It’s been quite a few years since I’ve used this title.  The sixth boro has diverse conveyances for folks who want to get out on the water . . . from NYMediaBoat .  . to   CircleLine . . . with many options in between, too many to list here, although if you have a favorite way of getting out onto the water, please add a comment to the blog.

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The red hulled vessel Louisiana-built vessel called The Manhattan (1970) now does tours in the sixth boro;  it used to work out of Cape May taking folks to see whales.

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But the Blount-built passenger vessel below certainly demonstrates the cosmopolitan nature of the sixth boro more clearly than most other vessels.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s still looking for your family photos that relate to the 1950s and 1960s Hudson River National Defense Reserve Fleet.

 

On a cold winter’s morning, what’s going on in the harbor?

The usual . . . .  Kathleen heads out with a scow,

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Eric R. Thornton muscles scrap,

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Evening Tide reconnects with an oil barge,

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Diane B disconnects from John Blanche for a spell,

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Joyce D. Brown heads out to a job,

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Red Hook, wreath still in place, shuttles between barges,

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And Ellen McAllister

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shows Performance out to sea.  And in response to my cuz . .  JS . . . Ellen performs her magic on the container ship . . .

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And tugster, who took these pictures, needs to warm up and get to work himself.

 

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