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Sixth Boro Sailing Barges

If you’re a new reader, I use “sixth boro” as a way to recognize the city space that IMHO deserves recognition as its own unitary name;  without the water, justification for the concentrations in the other five boroughs of New York City would disappear.  Hence, all the city water and  . . . extensions thereof […]

More Sail

The first European sail in New York harbor was likely in 1524. I’ve no idea what his vessel looked like or what it was named, but he was from what is now Italy and sailed for Francis I, of France of course. This was the era of Henry VIII, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and […]

Random Ships 81

Atina was spinning to starboard before heading out to sea on a sixth boro ebb as a boost to the next port . . . in the Bahamas. YM Witness, a great name, was doing the same . . . the milk run down the East Coast. Höegh Transporter had been pacing and anchoring and […]

Random Tugs 294

Capt. Willie Landers last appeared here  several years ago;  she lost a substantial mast to gain an upper wheelhouse. She came in during my favorite time of day. She met Atlantic Sail off Stapleton. Meredith left a barge alongside Orange Victoria and went on to other assignments. Troy’s pride Sarah D moved a stone scow […]

Random Ships 79

In case you’re keeping track, I’ve been home a long time quite a while, happy to help by staying put.  I’ve had harder work, and I’m really busy.  Nautical Sarah is still in town, a week and a half after she appeared to be departing. USNS Watkins has been all the way to Florida, I […]

Old Year 2016

This is my Janus post . . . which I’ll start with a photo I took in January 2007 of an intriguing set of sculptures, since licensed to Trinity Church in Manhattan. Since I’ve tons to do today, comment will be minimal.  The photo below I took near the KVK salt pile on January 14, […]

USS Slater 2020 Shipyard Trip a

Here , here, and here were posts from the 2014 dry-docking. In July 2020, she heads down to Staten Island for another dry-docking, partly to address issues other than in 2014.  The photo below captures an 0600 view.  Today’s post covers the first three hours of the next 24, as it makes its way down […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 27 b

I vividly recall June 2010.  Let’s take June 3.  The two Hornbeck tugs there are Erie Service and Eagle Service, now Genesis Valiant and Genesis Eagle.  Minerva Anna is at one of the easternmost IMTT docks; today she’s eastbound in the Indian Ocean. But in the middle of it all,  GLDD’s Liebherr 966 was getting […]

Other Watersheds 7: The Delaware Redux

Almost exactly a decade ago I did this post.  Today I decided to add to it and broaden the geographic scope.  Stick with me to see how broadened this gets. From the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the entrance of Delaware Bay is about 100 miles.  Near the entrance you see big water and big traffic, […]

Virtual Erie Canal 1W: Lake Erie to Lockport

Preface: The title 1W indicates this is a west-to-east trip, almost 200 miles between Lake Erie and the cut into Onondaga Lake, not far from Three Rivers, where previously we left the Erie and headed north on the Oswego.  Many smaller recreational boats traveling between the Lakes and the Atlantic follow this west-to-east via Lockport […]