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Juxtaposed boats invite comparison, allow perception of subtle difference, here between Marion and Doris.
It also gives a sense of the random traffic patterns, here about to pass the impatient Peking are (l to r) Michael Miller, Charles Burton, and way in the distance Robert E. McAllister.
Here , a few seconds later, Charles Burton‘s barge CVA-601 is about to obscure Chandra B–on a ship assist?– and Miriam Moran.
And a quarter hour later and from a different vantage point, it’s Stena Companion, Cielo di Milano, a Miller launch, Maersk Phoenix, and NCS Beijing.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here are previous posts in this series.
Some of you know the dimensions of these two vessels, so for you all who don’t, I’m not saying for now.
Some of the CMA CGM ships are named for French writers; Nerval is an interesting one because of a story–fake or not–about him and his pet lobster. You mean it’s odd to have a lobster as a pet?
The tug--T. J. Brown–dates from 1962 and is 60′ x 18.8′ CMA CGM Nerval is relatively small as container ships go these days: 984′ x 131.’
And Gérard de Nerval and his lobster, here’s the story; he rescued it from the pot. The sixth boro and all its bulkheads have a billion oyster project, meow man’s beautifications, and maybe it’s time for a NYNJ Nerval to enhance the harbor and its promenades with lobsterloverlanes. By the way, I’ve seen animals walking through Penn Station and local transit hubs, but so far, no lobsters.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Georgetown is South Carolina’s second largest port. More on that in a moment, but for now, here’s an intriguing photo from the South Carolina Maritime Museum in town. Where in New York was this steam houseboat built, I wonder. In the Santee Gun Club notes, it reports that it took four months to deliver Happy Days from NY to Santee. And, are they standing on ice here?
Here’s what I saw of commercial vessels in port. In the background is
I mentioned the maritime museum: it’s worth a stop. Also, check out the Gullah Museum.
This intriguing artifact is outside, with the story
From Auke Visser, here are many more photos of City of Everett.
One thing I found surprising about the history of Georgetown is its connections with Maine shipbuilders.
You can guess how this encounter between the 168′ 506 ton four-master and the 403′ 6026 ton steamer turned out. Read about the findings of the court in reference to the collision here. Click here for more info on SS Prinz Oskar, which became Orion after the US seized it.
Will Van Dorp, who’s heading back to Georgetown in the spring, took the photos here both inside the museum and along the boardwalk.
*** Click here for the archive of the “early history of the Santee Club”
One of the joys about living in the sixth boro is its size and dynamism. There are three bridges in this photo below that will not be the same if I take this shot again in three or four years; this is my first notice of the stays already in place at the new Goethals. Will the new bridge still honor an engineer who worked on the Panama and then the PANYNJ? I was interested in the ship because a friend had assisted docking when she arrived . . .
Overseas Long Beach last had a strange paint job, too. AIS showed that Erin McAllister was on the bow, which I took possibly being a misspelling of Eric, pictured a bit farther below.
To my astonishment, when the escort emerged around the stern, it was
Erin, not Eric. After the pilot was retrieved,
to port and
returned to base, allowing me to get a closeup and
compare the two boats, Erin from 1996, although I believe her bow has been modified since then, and
Eric from 2014. And the differences are clear.
Erin actually originates from the same time, design, and shipyard as this tug, Z-One.
For more comparisons, click on this “Tale of the Tape” post from a year and a half ago.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here are some snows days in the sixth boro from previous seasons. Yesterday’s saw crews on duty doing what they always do. Cielo di Milano was outbound, as was Peney, a practically new ship, emptied of her Mejillones safety product.
09:50 My thermometer registered 23 degrees F, and a squall was passing over Manhattan but not here.
10:15 In less than a half hour, the snow squall has intensified on the KVK.
10:15 Portside watch reports on distance already away from the salt dock, where product was trucking out the gate.
10:18 That’s Jonathan C at starboard and Margaret on the bow.
10:20 JRT heads westbound after an assist in the harbor.
11:42 See the juice carrier, Orange Blossom 2, Jonathan C, IMTT, and WTC1?
11:42 Here’s what the unaltered version of the photo above looks like. I enhanced color in the version above.
11:46 All were cautious but moving.
All photos by Will Van Dorp. More tomorrow from the same Saturday morning snow squall.
Since I’ve tons to do today, comment will be minimal. The photo below I took near the KVK salt pile on January 14, 2016. Eagle Ford, to the right, has since been scrapped in Pakistan.
The history of Alnair, photo taken in Havana harbor on February 4, 2016, is still untraced. It looks like an ex-USN tug. Click here for more Cuban photos.
This photo of JRT Moran and Orange Sun I took on March 12.
June 1, I took this, with Robert E. McAllister and an invisible Ellen escorting Maersk Idaho out the door.
July 14, I saw GL tug Nebraska yank bulkier Isolda with 56,000 tons of corn through a narrow opening and out the Maumee.
August 23 I caught Atlantic Sail outbound past a nearly completed Wavertree. And come to think of it, this is a perfect Janus photo.
September 9 at the old port in Montreal I caught Svitzer Montreal tied up and waiting for the next job.
October 18, I caught Atlanticborg and Algoma Enterprise down bound between Cape Vincent and Clayton NY.
November 4, while waiting for another tow, I caught Sarah Ann switching out scrap scows in the Gowanus.
And I’ll end this retrospective Janus post with a mystery shot, which I hope to tell you more about in 2017. All I’ll say is that I took it yesterday and can identify only some of what is depicted. Anyone add something about this photo?
I feel blessed with another year of life, energy, gallivants, and challenges. Thank you for reading and writing me. Special thanks to you all who sent USPS cards ! I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2017. Here’s what Spock would say and where he got it.
Here was my “last hours” post from 2015. And here from the year before with some vessels sailing away forever. And here showing what I painted in the last hours of 2013. And one more with origins “oud jaardag” stuff from the finale of 2011.
I’ve seen other Grimaldi Grande vessels, but never Grande Senegal.
So not matter that it was a gray day, I was happy to see this vessel calling in NYC’s sixth bork for the first time.
Unrelated here, but I wonder if vessels passing under this bridge will appear smaller once the soon-to-be-obsolete lower roadbed is removed.
I’d love to see what tugboats assist the Grande— ROROs at port calls along the West African coast. Anyone out there can help?
Ellen McAllister and
Resolute and all the other escort boats and crews keep shipping in the groove around Bergen Point.
All photos yesterday by Will Van Dorp.
Here’s the series.
And there, look at that name. No, not that one. ..
this one. And the paint job–or time elapsed since the most recent one–lends authenticity to the name.
She looks to have been “rode hard and put away wet,” but that expression may just apply to horses and this bulk
carrier may just be happy dashing between the Mississippi and Veracruz. And those streaks of red and yellow . . . they are just like the orange juice and grenadine you mix with the mescal.
I wonder, though, if the rest of the fleet has names like
Tequila Sunset, El Diablo, Margarita . .. or maybe like Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, or Peaceful Easy Feeling. Then there could be Tequila Hangover, or Why the Dude Got Thrown out of the Cab. Of course, if you really want to know the fleet mate names, check here.
All photos and speculation 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.
I missed this one, but I saw it on AIS. She used to be called Eagle Hope, but I’m thinking someone’s running out of names.
I caught up with Alice though, here to discharge what she always does . . . aggregates.
Denak Voyager waited in the anchorage at sunrise and before midmorning coffee, she moved to load what she always does . . . scrap. Can
this be the reference?
Hafnia Lupus . . being provisioned by the venerable Twin Tube and bunkered by a Vane unit.
See that outboard skiff over off the starboard bow?
Latgale anchored off Stapleton a while back, and
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s off on a reconnoitre.