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Atlantic Star first arrived here four years ago, although that hardly seems possible. Five identical vessels transport containers and anything “rolled on.”  See a partial cutaway here. I’ve not yet made photos of Atlantic Sky and Sun, although I have noticed them either coming or going. But I just learned they also carry passengers . […]

Random Tugs 153

No, I haven’t left the sixth boro.  Just yesterday I crossed paths with Allie B here at Atlantic Salt, purveyor of a safety product and patron of the arts. It took a gray day for me to notice that the house colors along the KVK are reminiscent of those in coastal Canadian maritimes towns.  Allie […]

ICW Tugs May 2017* A

I’ve traveled the ICW from Charleston SC to NYC, some parts several times.  This is a “revisit”  focusing solely on tugboats. I’ll start in Charleston with Elizabeth Turecamo in the fog. Recycling comments on the boats below from Georgetown SC, by George Schneider:  “The little one shows the name Laura , which has one of […]

Thanks to Steve Munoz 20

Steve’s uncle Bob was a captain and pilot on the Dalzelleagle/McAllister Bros from 1968 to 1985.  That makes for a special connection and lots of vintage photos.  Enjoy these thanks to Steve.  I’ll use his captions. Dalzelleagle assisting ship in East River in September 1968. Dalzelleagle heading down Buttermilk Channel-from pier 12 Brooklyn in September 1970. […]

Retro Sixth Boro 36

April 1, 2011 … and this was not a joke.  More on this distressed vessel at the end of this post. McCormack Boys and Turecamo Girls with Barney Turecamo.  All three are still working in the same liveries, I believe. Long Island-built Escort was phased out as a certain coal-fired power plant shut down.  She’s […]

Random Bulkers 1

It’s time to remedy my long having short-shrifted bulk carriers.  One came in Saturday morning called Angelina the Great N.  I missed it because I estimated timing wrong.  I hope someone got photos of the bulker with that incomparable name . . . Angelina the Great N.  What’s “N,” I wonder…, but what a great […]

Claremont

Claremont  . . . the place of ore and scrap.  Stand by.  Let’s get oriented.  See the Statue midright slightly top in the map grab below?  Now follow the line representing the longer ferry route.  That is the Claremont Terminal Channel, a place you don’t go to unless you have to.  That ferry picks up […]

CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci 2

I’ve seen this Explorer class CMA CGM once before, at least.  I’m not counting on CMA CGM Zheng He to call in the sixth boro, unfortunately.  If you don’t know the namesake of that ship, Admiral Zheng He, he’s someone to find more about. You can start here.  It gives no consolation that CMA CGM […]

Retro Sixth Boro 29

August can be hazy, and it appears that some August days in 2010 were, as below when Colleen McAllister towed dredge spoils scow GL 501 out and Brendan Turecamo (?) moved Bouchard barge B.No. 260 westbound in the Kills.  Colleen has now traveled from sun to ice out to the Great Lakes, where the 1967 […]

Retro Sixth Boro 28

I hope you all enjoy looking at these retro posts as much as I do putting them together.  I’m seeing that 2010 was the year I started to gallivant extensively, so the division for July 2010 retrospective is part a is for local, and part b will be for away. Count the boats in the […]