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Weather 12

Wendy Marble took these photos today when her crew was preparing to cast off lines on the Erie Canal. This is looking forward from wheelhouse of tug Syracuse towing DB6 west from Mays Point, NY. Then another friend jogged my memory about the date, Nov 16.  The rest of these photos I took on Nov […]

CB12

We’re now in the last Great Lake of the trip, but that is a big lake.  In late afternoon, we pass Poverty Island, with its light sans lantern. Here’s more on the island. Morning found us in Manitowoc, looking at Neeskay, a 1953 Higgins T-boat. Any water visit to Manitowoc of course gets intruded on […]

12 Lights b

The answer to the question in part a of this series is  . . .   Faro San Giorgio Maggiore, “faro” meaning “light.”  And today, the winter solstice, with only 9 hours and 15 minutes of daylight in the sixth boro,  has to be the best time to do another post about lighthouses. Before we get […]

12 Lakers b

Are you still making calendars?  Here’s another set of 12 candidates, if my count is right. January could be American Integrity, a product of Sturgeon Bay, WI, 1000′ loa x 105′ and when loaded and photographed from this angle, she looks impossibly long.  Her size keeps her confined to the four upper lakes, being way […]

12 Salties

I’d put Orsula down as saltie, an ocean-going vessel of dimensions that allow her to travel deep freshwater inland, here a few days after the longest day of 2017 as far inland as Duluth; that’s 2000 miles from the Ocean.  In fact, here she’s headed for Europe, likely with a cargo of grain.  Last year, […]

12 Lights a

Ever wonder how a lighthouse gets fresh paint?  Carl Behrend paints them from a bosun’s chair.  This particular light–Seul Choix— is located on the south side of Michigan’s UP.   It turns out, he’s also a singer-songwriter who has written a song about this light.  The only way you can get to this light is […]

12 Riverbank Landmarks

Framed by the new towers at Hudson Yards, this is NYC of an era, but still visible today, and the best vantage point is, of course, the water.  The Empire State Building and the New Yorker Hotel were completed within a year of each other.  One of these days I need to make time to […]

12 Trucks

I’m still stuck on that cypher 12, imagining hypothetical calendars.  So why not some trucks, other transport-for-hire “highway ships” which the blog has also strayed into due to family connections.  If I misidentify any dates here, I’m sure I’ll be corrected, but I hope you enjoy the photos. This 1952 (?) Chevy light truck is […]

12 Lakers a

To start, these are boats, I’m told, not ships.  I first saw the type as a kid, reading a book that made an impression and crossing the St Lawrence on the way to the grandparents’ farm. I’ve posted Great Lakes photos a fair number of times in the past few years, so I continue CYPHER […]

12 Tugboats b

As tugster continues its CYPHER series,  this is the 3633nd post, and almost 2.1 million hits.  Thanks for staying with me. On the other hand, if I were selling calendars, the number 12 would be significant.    So for the next few days, let me offer some diverse dozens chosen quite subjectively, although what the […]