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Today’s post relates directly to the very first one in this series. NYPD’s newest vessel is a Gladding-Hearn gem. Any guesses on her speed?
As I watched this morning, she was doing a consistent 40.1 knots . . . heading here in the direction of Jamaica Bay! For the specifics on her 3200 hp propulsion system, click here. In the distance, that’s Twin Tube delivering supplies to Voge Paul, a Philippines-built bulker bound for Albany.
I’m not willing to enumerate all the Gladding-Hearn boats that have appeared on this blog over the years, but many tugs, pilot boats, fast ferries, and government boats are among the +400 vessels turned out by the shipyard in over a half century, but if you wish, scroll through here and see which ones you recognize. Recently, six of their pilot boats were delivered to the Colombian Navy.
The new NYPD vessel is called 628 Dillon Stewart.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Call this hull up for action. Slater is back in the sixth boro for the first time in 17 years. Anyone have photos of her in New York waters from 1994 until 1997?
Here’s the platform where a vessel who served two nations will get “hull work” for the next nine weeks or so.
Compare this stern shot of Slater with this one of Kidd.
And so the work starts . . . with no time lost from day 1.
All photos byWill Van Dorp.
Eastbound and from left, it’s Sunny Williams, Sarah Ann, and Ellen McAllister.
Around the same time, it’s a light Patrice McAllister eastbound. Compare the April 2014 shot below with these April 2012 ones of her first arriving in the sixth boro after the tragic fire on Lake Ontario.
After all the ice work Kimberly Poling has done the past few months, Sunday was a welcome sunny day, I’ll assume.
It wasn’t until this tow turned away from head-one that I understood what I was looking at . . ..
but closer in . . . it was clearly Stephen Dann (I think this is her first appearance on this blog) towing
crane barge Strong Island.
Off Owl’s Head, it’s Pacific Reliance and Discovery Coast (I think) off to the west.
Pacific Reliance appeared here about six weeks ago.
Catherine Turecamo stands by near Gulf Pearl.
Parting shot . . . following up on the opening shot of this post.
All photos the past few days by Will Van Dorp.
Click here to see why John J. Harvey made this trip to Caddells. These photos were taken around midday today, as the .org retired fireboat made its way to its home dock. With new metal covered with absolutely brightest red, nothing but the most brilliant April sunlight would do. Enjoy these photos!
The trim is not yet finished but there’s some time before her first trip upriver to kick off the season. Note the sternway wake.
I thought I could jump in my land conveyance and beat them to one of my “offices” along the Kill, but I had to race . . .
to catch them here.
Yup . . . pass the plate.
Here’s a photo I took September 1, 2013 as Harvey knifed its way between fast-moving boats in last year’s tugboat race.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s putting this Monday morning post up early.
Here was the first in the series. Yesterday’s post ended here, so it’s the place to resume.
In was still the golden hour when Joseph Bisso headed to the dive site. Anyone care to comment on what the project out there is?
Gelberman seemed to be following, but a mile or so beyond the VZ, they made a 180 degrees and returned to the Upper Bay.
A number of tankers came through, led by Zambezi Star.
As winter ends, pleasure craft return . . . like Painkiller2. An anesthesiologist, I wonder. Or is there some connection with the gray-hulled tanker beyond it? Can you read the name?
If you’ve never watched traffic from here, it’s a rewarding spot.
Enough sitting inside, I’m headed back out.
I still haven’t gotten botruc off my brain. I thought of it when I saw Ibrahim Dede this morning. Notice the truck on the load . .. port side forward . . . ish? When I snapped this, I had not yet noticed it.
Here’s the point I actually noticed them.
The last time I saw trucks on a ship was here on APL Pearl, a third of a year ago.
Turkon Line . . . truck on ship. It was a fabulous spring morning at the Narrows this morning. More soon.
It’s the summer station boat and a training platform for pilot apprentices. Recognize the location?
Here she passes the Astoria Generating Station on its way to the channel
between the Brothers.
Frequent contributor Ashley Hutto caught the No. 2 westbound later in the day, here passing the bridge I’d be happy to sell you.
Click here for a story of a visit to the No. 2 station boat by Kristina Fiore.
Thanks to Ashley for the bottom photo. All others by Will Van Dorp, who took photos of Peacock–an unusual pilot boat here not quite a year ago.
Wow! It’s been a long time since I used this title, and again, a FB thread brings this one up.
No need for much text here, let’s take photos of stacks, like the guy at the rail here.
Most of these I took in the month of March 2014.
The name plate here betrays a lack of self-confidence about this name . . . photo taken March 29.
Neste is a rare oil company today that put its own name on a tanker fleet.
Horizon stacks no longer call in New York.
Ah . . . makes me thirsty … .
Mikhail Ulyanov provides two-direction vistas.
My favorite stack is here, for V8 Stealth II . . . scroll through.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
From midday . . til dusk. Here between Morris Canal and Battery Park City, Gabby heads south.
Mister T mightily pulls six scows here between
the Williamsburg and the Manhattan Bridges.
Near midtown on the East River, there’s an eastbound unit and a westbound one.
Westbound, it’s Cheyenne moving crushed cars, and
and–eastbound– Captain Zeke with petro product. By the way, Captain Zeke was moving faster than the uncrushed cars on the highway in the distance, probably because of some unintentional crushing that had happened.
From near Hell Gate now, looking back at Captain Zeke, what a moody city!!
All photos by Will Van Dorp.