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I love the clear air of winter days, better to see details, like the horizontally mounted ladder and all the trucks in the background moving containers at the Global Terminal. See how many trucks, i.e., tractors, you count in this post.
And more trucks, as Erin McAllister stands by.
Again, see the trucks, as Scott Turecamo passes. And you wonder why I don’t do even more truckster posts.
I happened to be down by South Street Seaport’s row of ships the other day and noticed W. O. Decker there alongside Wavertree.
And then lots more traffic passed on the East River, like Ruth and
All photos by Will Van Dorp. I counted around 18–20.
If you squint, you can almost imagine Ellen McAllister is out at sea, with a big blue sky beyond her. But that blue is
also Maersk blue; to know how to create that blue, read through this thread and you’ll get the mix. And this name . . . I couldn’t get the echo “sheer maerskness” out of my brain. There’s also this port town by that name.
It’s fishing season in the sixth boro again, and here Eastern Welder is at work as
Kimberly (oops!) JenniferTurecamo tows Portland out toward the Lower Bay. It looks like Timothy Reinauer farther off.
Also, in the anchorage at that moment, were Weddell Sea with DBL 83,
launch Grace D, Mediterranean Sea with DBL 84,
Dylan Cooper, Joanne III, and Matthews Tibbetts.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Thanks to Jonathan Steinman, who once a week has a moment to look out his window at work, here’s an angle on Kimberly Poling showing a weight bench just behind the wheelhouse. In pleasant weather, that must make a great gym.
Chandra B meets Morton Bouchard Jr with the Goethals Bridge–old and new–as backdrop.
Ditto Ellen S. and Erin McAllister, with added details of the Linden refinery.
A closeup of Erin, as she plows eastward.
Ellen S. and Evening Light meet near the salt pile.
And to close out today’s post, it’s the too long absent Vulcan III passing Gracie M.
How about a flashback to June 2009. Cheyenne looks different today, but so does the shoreline of Manhattan, now that Pier 15 has institutionalized itself over on the far side of where Wavertree rests.
The first photo by Jonathan Steinman; all others by Will Van Dorp.
Another day I went out and lots of Reinauer boats were around, like Gracie M., which I’d not seen up close. Launched in the second half of 2016, she’s the fourth of their Twins series and the newest vessel in the fleet. Here’s the first Twins post I did and here’s another where she appears.
Curtis has slightly less hp than Gracie M and follows the B. Franklin line.
Christian came by; at 7200 hp and dimensions of 118′ x 40′, she’s a big boat.
Here’s Christian in profile.
Zachery is one of the oldest in the fleet, built at Matton up near the Canal, and formerly a Mobil tug.
Now that we have a few different classes already in this post, you can see that Dean, like Gracie M, follows the Twins class.
B. Franklin, mentioned earlier, spawned Curtis, so to speak.
And here’s another slightly different angle on Gracie M.
The photo below I took in Auguast 2006. Subtle differences are visible in the background, like the color of the cranes over in Erie Basin. The slightly different shade of bronze and red may be due to the fact that I used a different camera.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
I do not try to group tugboats in posts by company, but in the past week I’ve noticed an inordinate number of Weeks boats in the sixth boro. Let’s start with this shot of Trevor, which I caught yesterday. Here are some previous Trevor shots.
A few days ago I caught Thomas and
Shelby over on the KVK. Beyond Shelby here are Jill Reinauer and Brooke Chapman. This was a first to see Brooke Chapman in the sixth boro. Will she become a regular?
All photos in the past week by Will Van Dorp. And speaking of Weeks tugs, I’d be happy to see Candace again.
My favorite Shelby photos have her towing the Starship Enterprise. and tailing here.
And then it was a sunny but cold day, the coldest so far in the sixth boro. ut the light was great.
B.Franklin Reinauer headed for the fuel stop,
followed by a group that included
and Doubleskin 40 pushed by a mostly self-effacing Fort McHenry.
Later Tarpon raced past, as
did Mister T and
Chesapeake moved her barge eastward.
Out in Gravesend Bay, Ruth M. Reinauer and Linda Lee Bouchard swung on the hook.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
I’ve done other East River series, but it’s time to start a new one. The next 12 photos were taken yesterday over a total elapsed 11 minutes! I happened to be near South Street Seaport in hopes of catching santacon craziness there, as I did many years ago here.
A longer shot reveals a clutch of kayakers, which I hadn’t seen while shooting.
Down by Red Hook, I see Frances approach with two barges of aggregate.
Dean Reinauer passes, pushing a deeply laden
Those are the stacked lanes of the BQE with the Brooklyn Heights esplanade atop.
Buchanan 1 heads in the same direction as the other two units, but at a slightly greater speed than
Again . . . all in 11 minutes.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
You may recall that back in 2014, I often juxtaposed canal&river/rail in photos like the one below.
This post was originally going to feature only photos of the river and canal from the rails, like the one below, but
then I decided to pair photos from the train toward the water with the opposite: photos from the water toward roughly the same land area where the rails lay and the trains speed.
Train shots are difficult because of speed, coatings on the windows, trees and poles along the tracks . . . but I’m quite sure a letter that begins “Dear Amtrak: could you slow down, open windows, and otherwise accommodate the photographers” would not yield a positive response.
I hope you enjoy this attempt on my part. And if you ever have a chance to ride Amtrak along the Hudson, Mohawk, and Lake Champlain . . . sit on the better side of the car; switch sides if necessary.
Here we’re on the Livingstone Avenue Bridge looking south and
here we are south of it, looking north. Yes, that’s Crow, Empire, W. O. Decker, and Grand Erie passing through the open swivel.
Here’s the pedestrian bridge in Amsterdam
as seen from both vantage points.
The 1766 Guy Park Manor from a speeding train and
Schoharie Aqueduct from Amtrak,
a slow boat, and
the east bank of Schoharie Creek.
Little Falls onramp to I-90 from rail and
The rail bridge at Lock 19 from the span and
from west of it at Lock 19.
And these all east of Utica I can’t pair, but decided to include here anyhow: a dairy pasture,
a construction yard, and
a truck depot.
Maybe if I write that “Dear Amtrak” letter, I could just ask if the window could be cleaned a bit. If you’re going to try this, take amtrak when the leaves are off the trees.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who embeds this post from “Good Morning Gloucester” to reveal a bit of my past . . . 1988. Scroll all the way through to see a piece of shipwreck “treasure.”
I did this once before here. This time I was deleting near duplicates to limit the size of my photo library to accommodate the many photos I brought back from the gallivants, and my mind quickly formed today’s post. Enjoy all these from August through October 2009 and marvel at how much the harbor changes. As I went through the archives, this is where I stopped, given the recent developments in Bella Bella BC.
For background on this tug, check here.
Notice also the Bayonne approach to the bridge.
IMO 8983117 was still orange back then.
King Philip, Thomas Dann, and Patriot Service . . .
Odin . . . now has a fixed profile.
And these two clean looking machines — Coral Queen and
John B. Caddell — were still with us.
This is a digression to March 2010, but since I’m in a temporally warped thought, let me add this photo of the long-gone Kristin Poling.
Back to 2009, Rosemary looked sweet here in fall scenes.
John Reinauer . . . I wonder what that tug looks like today over in Nigeria.
And Newtown Creek, now the deep Lady Luck of the Depths, sure looked good back then.
And while I’m at it, I’ve finally solved a puzzle that’s bugged me for a few years. Remember this post from three and a half years ago about a group of aging Dutch sailors who wanted to hold a reunion on their vessel but couldn’t find the boat, a former Royal Dutch Navy tug named Wamandai A870? Well, here’s the boat today! Well, maybe . . .
Photos and tangents by Will Van Dorp.
If you depart at 0400, there’s not much to photograph. Light beckoned as we approached Newburgh/Beacon.
I saw Mt. Beacon as I never had before;
ditto Storm King in sunrise that even dappled
the wave tops.
Once around Gee Point, we saw the statue (to the left on the ridge)
of Kościuszko’s, fortifier of West Point.
Once south of the Bear Mountain Bridge, passengers traveled upstream
for seasonal seesighting.
Scrap was sought.
Sloops sailed and
work boats waited their time.
More statues sighted, and
vessels waited their time.
And we had arrived at a place where at least two boros approached each other.
Will Van Dorp, who took these photos, is back in the boros for a while.