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Not New York . . . that’s for sure. But do the colors look at all familiar?
That name should tell you why I posted these photos, taken in Skagway, Alaska, and sent along by Bob Heselberg. Click here for more info on Lily Oldendorff, sister of Alice, who most recently appeared here on this blog.
And finally, the day before the race, I got this photo from MY former Pioneer crewmate Darell Terrance Gilbert. Now crewing on a people mover on the sixth boro, he sees a lot of things not many folks see. for example, back on a cold evening in January, he sent along this pic that we’ve never quite figured out.
Bob and Darell, thanks much for sending along these pics.
Maersk Atlanta was headed out and
the lifters –Oops I mean Ardmore Sealifter and . . Ichabod Crane–were at different stages of prep to move and
and who be that . . . incoming . . . hull down?
with lots of deck gear . . .
why it’s Alice!!
with all her sculptural machines all
ready to discharge more aggregates on the projects hither and yon in the terrestrial boros of NYC.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who offers this in case he’s NOT back in the city for the tug race on Sunday. On verra.
Click here for the many posts I’ve done on my favorite Alice.
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.
Here was 4.
And this . . .
is the cutterhead ladder of C. R. McCaskill.
Looking generally northward from Fort Wadsworth, from nearer to farther . . fishing boat, tanker, ATB, ferry, and Jersey City.
Catch the name of the approaching tanker running rinse through the anchor hawse . . . ?
Chem Bulldog. The other above written in Greek says Corossol.
Frisia Rotterdam Gibraltar. Know the etymology of “gibraltar”? Check it here.
After delivering another 50,000+ tons of South American salt to NYC, Kenan has already sailed southward to Puerto Bolivar to load ….
coal. Click here to see Kenan‘s itinerary over the past nine months.
Last shot . . . Alegria I.
All photos yesterday by Will Van Dorp.
Cape Henry at arrival . . . drawing between 12 and 13 meters with its holds
full of salt to render area roads safe and savory.
At departure for sea and points east yesterday afternoon . . . she drew less than 6.
She was assisted out by Marjorie and
All photos except the third one by Brian DeForest, whom I thank. I took #3.
Here was the previous post in the series.
I imagine the sixth boro as the Serengeti.
STX Ace 6 . . . hmmmm.
And yet another bulk carrier emptied out at the salty pile, it’s
Pacific Basin’s Cape Henry.
And off the starboard bow in the distance, it’s
poetically named Seasong.
and to close it out . . . all these vessels are in the sixth bork as of this writing . . . Lian Xing Hu.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Rhine is currently in port offloading salt given the reported shortage of the material.
Lines were made fast Monday midday, just after Balder had left.
In the past six days, Balder had come and discharged its dozens of thousands of tons of the stuff and gone. As Corey Kilgannon reports in the first sentence of his recent NYTimes article, “Pass the salt, please” describes the business plan here.
This is what international trade looks like, whether it be Islandia heading out under a leaden-gray afternoon or
these unidentified vessels departing recently at dawn. In the photo above, the dry-docked vessel in the background is USNS Pomeroy, T-AKR 316.
The first three photos are used with permission of Brian DeForest. The others are by Will Van Dorp. And obviously, none of these photos were taken today, as another type of white stuff descends upon the harbor.
Along this stretch of . . . bird habitat, Meow man has signed in . . .
and an official boat might just be verifying the authenticity.
Meanwhile, I’m just over two miles off the center of the VZ Narrows bridge . . . doing some of my own verifying. Those round objects . . . half a dozen of them . . . are they . . .
. . . could they be . . see that one splash . . .
harbor seals? This one seems to negotiate for that rock with . . . a ruddy turnstone . . . ?
See the press release here for the NYC Audubon tours here.
Read here about the seal scientists who were on board yesterday also.
What is that canoe-shaped object in the upper left side of this photo?
Anyhow, forget about the cold and book a seal and bird tour . . . on only a few Sunday trips left.
All photos by Will Van Dorp. Nearly three years ago I reported on a seal I interviewed on Fire Island.
Somehow . . . don’t ask me how . .. meow man seems to have “signed” what used to be a white ceramic mug that usually occupies my desk. How DID he deliver that? . . . !@#@!!
This post marking a personal milestone passed already five years ago. Today’s post marks the fact that now I’m officially old enough to opt for the thin slice of retirement money or a senior price ticket on New Jersey Transit.
The photo below shows one of my high points of my past year. I’m the more enclosed guy with the black cap. And you might wonder where this is?
Here are two clues that’ll help you situate that high point, the aluminum portion and the
And here I’m standing on the edge of a trough.
Many thanks to Chris Ware for the top photo and to Brian DeForest for the one directly above.
I am deeply grateful for a chance at another year of living . . . exuberantly. Here was seven years ago.