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Some people are up before dawn on Easter because of work. But at sunrise this morning from Bard Street and looking west . . . it was gray.
Looking east . . . dawn smudged the rosy fingers’ painting. Lucy Reinauer pushed RTC 83 in that direction, while the Moran 6000 hp tractors returned to the barn after helping Hanjin Shenzhen out to sea and southbound.
And the Bayonne windmill has revived its current production. Passing it in order were JRT Moran,
and James D. In the distance, that’s Barney Turecamo and
Miriam also passed.
Caitlin Ann and
Hunting Creek also worked their way into Easter morning.
here’s how I first saw her.
If you have a lot of free time, you can trace this back to the first installment.
These photos are all from the past week, starting out with Bouchard Boys, 1975.
Pelham, 1960. Behind her is USNS Red Cloud.
Barney Turecamo (1995) and
Scott Turecamo (1998).
Eric R. Thornton (1960)
Jill Reinauer (1967) and Dace Reinauer (1968) with RTC 61.
Add Stephen-Scott (1967) and Ruth M. Reinauer (2008) pushing RTC 102.
Margaret Moran (1979) starting a backing-down of Heina with
James D. Moran (2015). More on this backing down later this week.
Captain D (1974) with CVA-604.
Meagan Ann (1975)
Frances (1957) and I think I know the crewman forward of the house.
And finally, I put this photo here because of a boat in the background. Is that Kristy Ann Reinauer (1962)? I thought she was scrapped half a year ago already. Hmm.
Other boats here are L. to r.) Realist, Kristy Ann, Hubert Bays, Long Splice, Samantha Miller, Stephen B, and Hunt Girls, which has been in the yard there for (?) two years now?
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here was Janet D pushing crane barge Jared Walter the other day.
Another crane barge, this one pushed by Quenames, which I never seen pushing anything but a petroleum barge.
Tugboat Sassafras moving Doubleskin 30 into IMTT, and then going over to Brooklyn light.
And finally, it’s Harry McNeal and Miss Julia . .. again moving crane barges.
Last one for today . . . it’s JRT Moran, and those do not look like deckhands on the bow. I’m just wondering.
The container ship being assisted is Northern Justice.
No matter what you do, be careful out there. Here’s the latest USCG report I could find.
How many islands do you see in this photo?
Well, the upper wheelhouse of Long Island is all you could see of the tugboat in the photo above. Below you see the port side of the tugboat, possibly the newest Vane Brothers’ name in the sixth boro.
Below is Tangier Island. Now you’d almost think there’s a new class emerging with these two boats, except Tangier Island is rated at 3000 hp and
and Long Island, at 4200. Now if you look closely at the name of the bow of the tug, you’ll see some raised letters . . . TLY and
here you’ll notice the PE . . . .
So no need to imagine this as a new class . . . an Island class . . . it’s the old Peter F. Gellatly, whose evolution continues.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
I don’t actually go looking for parallel posts; maybe it’s just that my brain thinks and eyes see in similar ways from one year to the next in March, but here and here are posts from exactly four years ago.
Although this blog focuses on work boats, I’ll comment on backgrounds today. What’s on the water is fluid, but all the constant transformations on the landsides here are more permanent and yet constantly evolving. Baseline might have been 500 years ago, but even by then it had evolved. The cruise ship here is docked at what today is called Cape Liberty Cruise Port; thirty years ago it was MOTBY.
Over on the nearest shore, left half of the photo is evidence of work where next year an attraction called New York Wheel will spin. I know we’re way past name discussions now, but I’m still for alternatives like Ferries Wheel or NY Wheeler Dealer . . . . And with the reference to “pods,” I’m thinking of a series of sci-fi movies . . .
The uneven, brown land just off the starboard bow of USNS Red Cloud is part of the Bayonne Golf Club, below the surface of which is a capped landfill.
Off to the left, you see current status of the Bayonne side of the bridge named for the same town.
Looking from behind the construction site for the Wheel, some miles to NE are part of the Statue of Liberty and the iconic 1931 Empire State Building.
Note the double deck traffic on the VZ Bridge.
This is looking from the middle of Upper Bay across Red Hook to downtown Brooklyn.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Click on the image below for an interactive map of this portion of the sixth boro. Right now at about the 9 o’clock position you see two small white specks. They
are the huge spherical tanks seen off Barbara McAllister‘s stern.
Consider the size of the wraparound stairs and you’ll understand why locally they’re called “gorilla’s balls.”.
So here’s what the tugboat fueling station looks like from the north bank of the KVK, and
here looking west.
Here’s looking NE across the tank farm, and
from the landslide looking eastward across Robbins Reef Light to Brooklyn.
Off the bow of Oleander–the incoming small container ship, would be the Staten Island ferry racks,
and here’s looking south across tanker Navig8 Spirit toward the salt pile. But here’s the surprise, inside the fence and between the tanks,
there’s a very old cemetery, which pre-dates the use of this land for oil.
All photos by Will Van Dorp. Many thanks to Jack Kennedy for arranging for this tour.
Given that “154” number, I had to check when I started this series. Although there’s a search window on this wordpress blog, it’s not always the most efficient. It took a while, but I started the series in October 2007 with this prototype, this post. A couple of things I notice right away include that photos don’t “enlarge” themselves when you click on them, I tended to use fewer photos back then, and IMHO the photo and text standards were just lower than now.
One of the goals of this series is to spotlight any new boats in town, from a very subjective PoV, but here’s one. It’s Pops, which I saw from a distance in the 8th photo in this post from two months ago. It seems Pops was built in 1961 and is registered south of Savannah GA.
Charles A used to be Lucinda Smith, but I can’t tell if she used to be THIS Lucinda Smith. I think so, but they’ve modified her a bit.
Here’s an example of a photo which would have sent me down the road to the west if I’d seen the background. Capt. Willie Landers . . . have seen her before, prominent mast, but in the background beyond HMS Liberty is the sixth boro’s latest triple screw . .. . Andrea. I only noticed that third tug in the background when I was home looking at it on the computer screen.
Can you identify this Reinauer ATB from this angle?
I guessed wrong . . . it’s Haggerty Girls with RTC 107.
Eastern Dawn . . . heads east with a fuel barge, and I forgot the barge she was pushing.
Larry J. Hebert works up here with various dredge projects.
And finally . . it’s another shot of Pops.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
All photos in this series came via “Barrel,” a 30+ year employee of USACE, and they’ve raised a handful of questions, launched a clutch of searches.
Stacy McAllister, previously Houma . . . I don’t know the year this photo was taken, but since YTL-811 came into McAllister hands in 2003, that fact narrows the date. By my count, McAllister has over a dozen–13 by my count–of these similarly remodeled tugs acquired through the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service. How many can you name? My answer follows.
This photo of triple-screw Patriot, in a previous Vane Brothers livery, had to have been taken between 2001 and 2009, after which date Vane sold it to Mexico. See the last photo in this link.
Here’s a mystery . . . Which company’s logo is that on the stack of Anne, towing the Loveland 22 barge with the 260 rocket motor. And what type of antenna is that on the after portion of Anne‘s deckhouse?
Nearer is Connor A. Gisclair, now possibly known as Mr. Connor. Anyone identify the smaller farther-away tug with the barge alongside?
USACE tug Deland was built in 1919, and if my info is correct, it has been transformed into a commercial fishing vessel called Pursuit, operated out of Panama City FL. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to find a photo of Pursuit. Can anyone help?
This photo looks quite similar. Six of these vessels were built by Johnson Iron Works in 1919, one of which was called Degrey and sank off Atlantic City in 1976 then known as Patrice McAllister. Now forty years later, she’s still there and a popular diving spot in 55 feet of water. Click here for a story on how hurricane Sandy modified the Patrice wreck.
That’s it for today. All photos have been provided by Barrel.
And the 13 McAllister ex-YTBs are as follows: Kaleen ( Pontiac ), Stephen ( Okumulgee ), Jeffrey (Dahlonega), Margaret (Tonkawa), Donal G. (Antigo), Ellen (Piqua), Robert E. (Nanticoke), Beth M. (Ocala), Missy (Anoka), Dorothy (Tontocany), Patrick (Wathena), and Daniel —not the one in Montreal—( Shabonee ). There may in fact be others, given that Timothy McAllister (Wapato) is not listed on this site.
Here were the previous in this series.
The first three photos here come from John “Jed” Jedrlinic, whose previous contributions can be found here.
Coral Coast is a venerable 3000 hp 45-year-old, like some others I know, although they might not see all that horsepower as complimentary.
Katherine, same horsepower, is nine years newer.
This Michael S is based in Port Canaveral, where Jed took this photo.
Harry Thompson, whose previous contributions include this one, sent this along of Russell 11 (I believe that’s eleven, not two) compliments of his brother. Does anyone know Russell 11‘s years of service?
And the rest of these come from Barrel, who has sent along many others I will share this month.
Tug Bay Hawk dates from 1942. Thanks to Birk’s site, here’s some info on her.
Teresa McAllister, 1961, was most recently on tugster here.
And to close out today’s post, it’s Tenacious, now a 55-year-old freshwater tug.
Many thank to Jed, Harry, and Barrel for these photos.