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Mr. Henry works for Barry Graham Oil Services.
Thor is one large tractor tug.
I’m not sure what vessel that is in the foreground, but
whereas these rigs have not yet been promoted–or demoted–to museum service.
One of these years, i’ll have to gallivant this way. Many thanks to the secret salts.
Here was Whatzit 32. And what is it?
Well, it’s big…
and it’s unusual in that it came from overseas all the way to Lock E8, where a crane has been set up to transfer oversize cargo … I look forward to getting a photo there in a few weeks.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here’s the series that this follows, a series that shows how busy this craneship still is at certain times of the year. Of course, this could also be called what do you do with an obsolete New York City ferry, a vessel delivered by Electric Boat on October 14, 1929 and replaced by a bridge in fewer than 10 years.
Yes, this is the bow of the craneship, and until I spent a day on board last fall, I assumed the bow wheel was non-functioning if even present.
Excuse the rain spot.
Closeups of bow and
Here’s a shot from the deck of Wards Island from the incredible warm late November day last year when we pulled a day’s worth of buoys from Oneida Lake, and at the
end of the day, getting a glimpse of the builders plate in the engine compartment.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
I took this photo of a photo in a canal office the other week, taken May 1915.
Here’s a photo of lock E5 being built, seven years earlier than the photo of Schenectady above. This is one of thousands of photos in the Digital Collections of the New York State Archives.
Thanks to Gerard Thornton for use of these photos.
Steppenwolf, or at least strutting gull. Beneath the wheel, or at least the wheels of the cranes. The Glass Bead Game, or at least the metal box shifting enterprise. Journey to the East, or at least shuttling between east and west and all the other cardinal points . . . . Maybe a dedicated literature carrier?
I’ll stop here, but I love these moody, Hesse-enhancing photos by Gerard.
Those are real kilograms.
Scale? Location? See the last photo to confirm location . . .
. . . and again scale.
More info will be forthcoming. Will Van Dorp took all the photos here in the last week of September 2016.
I’ve done so many Grouper posts over the years that I should recap. The photos you see below show a tugboat called Green Bay, which was built in Cleveland OH in 1912 as Gary. Here are the subsequent renamings of Gary: Green Bay 1934, Oneida 1981, Iroquois 1987, Alaska 1990, and finally Grouper 1998. Today, Grouper languishes in the Erie Canal near Lock E-28A, a good 325 miles from the sixth boro. Many folks would love to see it resurrect with the name Grouper or some other one.
I’ve gotten lots of email about Grouper, but I really like messages like this one I got last weekend from Jeff Gylland:
“I rode Grouper as a kid all the time. My Grandfather, Lester Gamble, was the captain of then tug Green Bay out of Manitowoc, WI. Have many memories of strong coffee and even stronger language. The boat was converted from coal to diesel in the 1950s. I have many pictures if you are interested. Would love to come to Lyons with 50 gallons of paint and put the old Green, White and Red in the correct places.”
So I wrote Jeff, told him what I knew, and a bit later got another email, this one from Jeff’s aunt, Deborah Wiegand:
“I see my nephew Jeff contacted you and already sent some of our photos. I have a collection ( maybe 20+) of professionally taken photos of the Green Bay taken during the years 1953-69 when my dad Lester R. Gamble was her captain.
Here Green Bay moves the Great Lakes steamer SS South American, built 1913, which some readers may recall seeing in the Delaware River as late as 1992.
Edward L. Ryerson is a beautiful bulk carrier, launched in 1960, still operating on the Great Lakes.
Note the ice on the harbor here.
Here Green Bay fights a fire in 1952.
Many thanks to Deborah and Jeff for these fabulous photos. It is my hope that Green Bay, Grouper, et al . . is brought out of its stupor in Lyons and finds yet another life.
Palabora . . . she’s got LEGS!!! Italian legs. … Lei ha le gambe! gambe that will stand astride that harbor and be noticed, cartwheeling on the shore as traffic goes in and out of the Kills, and
the legs of Bartholdi’s lady will be forever modestly covered. So why are they made in Pescara on the Adriatic, and not in an American steel mill? When you break it down, some parts are from Canada, Holland, Germany . . . . I have no problem with this fact, but I think it should be noted as such.
Thanks to New York Media Boat for the photo.
Here are previous iterations of this title.
Let’s start with Bjoern’s photos from a month ago just about already. The New York Media Boat runs almost all year round and provides wet and cold weather gear.
Actually I took this photo, intending it as a baseline photo for the process of preparing the barque to travel the Atlantic next spring, on the deck of a heavy lift ship. I took this photo near Caddell Dry Dock almost two weeks ago.
A really gallivanting Larry Seney took the next few photos in Hawaii: Namahoe,
Thanks to Alex Weiss for this photo of Independence.
Ted M sent this papa smurf aka Pleon photo taken in early August in New Bedford. Now it’s over in the Arthur Kill.
And the last photo comes from an East River jogger, Art Feinglass, who took this photo of Navigator passing the old Domino Sugar refinery, an architect’s playground.
Thanks to Bjoern, Larry, Alex, Ted, and Art for these photos.
Let’s start with some photos of the TZ Bridge work taken in October 2013
This is looking south.
Now here are some from February 2016.
And looking back north.
And June 2016.
And two months later, late August 2016, looking north.
And looking back southward.
The February photos come from a friend. All others by Will Van Dorp.