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Alice Has One

One what? A tattoo, an unusual piercing, an implant? a “tres bon ami” up the St. Croix River? About the “ami,” well . . . as I post this, she’s up in Canadian now for the fourth time since Thanksgiving, so . . . who knows who she’s got up there? Maybe we could be […]

Alice in Wanderland

I first began researching shipwrecks 20 years ago. I lived on a beach north of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. One evening while walking along the low tide mark, I noticed wooden remains of a ship sticking out of the sand. These were like a blowtorch to my imagination. After some “digging” at the local historical society […]

Meet Alice

First we’ll look around the East River, Brooklyn Navy Yard. Alice Oldendorff, a bulk carrier, is a regular there. She hauls such bulk materials as ore and gravel. Notice the bulbous bow and the draft markings. This self-unloading system allows off-loading of up to 1500 tons per hour to a distance of 210 feet from […]

Non-Random Tugs 8

Here are previous iterations, just to change things up.  Non-random here means I took these over a few weeks, which should be obvious as you look through the photos. Atlantic Enterprise . .  . she’s big at 136′ x 40′.  Over the past few years, she has appeared here.  Before that, she was in the […]

Unusual Tow 2

I’ve seen unusual tows before 2019, but it was only then that I started counting.  I’ll add links to previous unusual tows at the end of this post.  So where’s the tow? It’s (l to r) Mary Alice, Laura Maersk, and Emily Ann, all behind Atlantic Enterprise. The story is simple if unfortunate . . […]

Random Tugs 283

How’s this as an unusual perspective, East Coast coming through the Narrows and under the VZ Bridge, barely visible at top of photo,  with a sugar barge, not sure which one. I believe that’s a Sandy Hook antenna and West Bank Romer Shoal Light off starboard. Kimberly Poling heads into the Kills past Robbins Reef […]

Thanks to Kevin Oldenburg

. . . or I could call this another unusual tow or unusual cargo, but Kevin took these photos, as he did some of those here. Megan Beyel has towed cargo down the Hudson before, as these two posts, but she’s hardly a regular.  I’ll bet that unit weighs upwards of 150 tons. The other […]

Random Ships 75

Odfjell tankers of this and recent generations all look the same, so since I was able to get only the name, you can conjure up the rest.  Bow Chain here was departing NYC and is currently in Houston.  Previously, Bow Chain appeared on this blog here. Previous Odfjell tankers in the sixth boro include Bow […]

Cranes: Chesapeake 1000

Note about ongoing voting below.  Also, previous “cranes” posts can be found here. I’ve long included photos of Chesapeake 1000 but never devoted a post to it.  These posts here and here from seven years ago are my favorites, largely because my camera and I just happened onto the lift while prowling at night, not […]

Random Tugs 271

Mary Alice with Witte 1407   Brendan Turecamo with container barge New Jersey Sarah Ann with SMM 105   A light Stephen B passing the Lady Caitlin Ann with SMM 211 and a light Emily Ann   Galveston with Petrochem Producer and a surveillance bird And–to repost a photo from April 2018–guess where Iron Salvor […]