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Autumn Sail 2

Uh . . . ?  from a rainy Chesapeake comes this foto of a unique amalgamation.  What might it be?  Answer below. And what vessels might these be,  with what connection to the six boro?  Answer also below, as is the rest of this post. Back in the boro, where the sun blessed us this […]

Autumn Sail

Schooner rig on a cat?  Anyone know this cat named Peace?  Thanks to David, check Wharram. Here’s a closer shot at stern, where an inflatable tender hangs. In fall the prevailing sail traffic around the boro is south.  Registry on this ketch was Naples, FL, I think.  That line trailing might cause troubles. Pioneer – […]

Summer Sail 1

Tugster has been a work in progress, evolving organically, without a foreseen plan.  So I just noticed that although I’ve done many posts on autumn sail, I’ve not used the summer sail title.  Until now. What better place to start than with SSV Oliver Hazard Perry.  GCaptain calls it a 21st century ship mindful of […]

Spring Sail 2

Here was the first time I used this title. America II looked resplendent bathed in a last burst of late afternoon sun yesterday. She was one of several sail vessels out;  here Pioneer seems headed over to a new loading point. On a meteorologically different afternoon a few weeks ago, I caught Lettie G. Howard […]

A Slew of Sail

There’s winter sail, spring sail, and autumn sail.  And today I’m just staying inside culling photos.   Since moving by wind has been around for millennia, Pioneer is a relatively modern vessel. This vessel below can be “insanely fast.” I took this photos and ones that follow back on May 11, 2015 in Morris Canal. Here’s […]

Still More Sail 6

I’ve not added to this series so long now that rumor is I’m becoming pariah among those who harness the wind. Sincere apologies! I’m totally with you all, just . . . uh . . . breathless?   South Street’s Pioneer above and Pride of Baltimore II with unidentified escorts below. Would you believe the […]

Still More Sail 5

Can October already have arrived? Summer 07 chucked into the memory?   Surely autumn winds must be hurling this cute sloop. Anyone know the name of this vessel in Greenport last weekend?  And the four sails’ names?  jib, staysail, gaff-rigged main, and topsail? Not a day younger than a century plus a year, the Mary […]

Summer Yachts 7

Summertime and the living is easy, they say.  For some.  Enjoying an easy time on the water , that’s the life for some people.  . . .    Of course, rougher and tougher is better for people like Erik Aanderaa and adventures like this.      But on this enchanted late spring morning, a wave of […]

More Cargoes 21

Here are previous posts in this series. Floragracht hurries upstream just north of Montreal with a mixed cargo on its deck.  The sail might be re-named Wet Autumn Dream. All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Thanks to Paul Strubeck 3

Here are previous posts with photos by Paul, who decks on Cornell,  which does most of its work on the Hudson.  Deborah Quinn (1957) has been here several times, the first here. Here’s old and new side by side in Red Hook Erie Basin, Scotty Sky and Chandra B. And some old boats together, Spooky, Pilot, […]