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Weather 11

Here are the previous weather posts.  Below . . . that’s easy:  it’s a local shower;  Evening Tide and Evening Light were in the rain, and I was not, yet. But a half hour later at the opposite end of the KVK, the clouds were truly wild.  Is there a word for these conditions?  Again, […]

Random Tugs 219

Suppose we go back to “random tugs 2,” which was 10 years and two and a half months ago.  What might be the same?  Answer follows.  These photos I took last week.  Alex and Capt. Brian were not around when I did the #2 post. Craig Eric Reinauer was, but the barge RTC 103 likely […]

Summer Sail 4

Here are previous iterations of this title.   Of course, many options exist for getting onto sixth boro waters.  One delightful way I’m most familiar with is aboard schooner Pioneer;  get tickets here.  Enjoy these photos, mostly taken from the cabin top starboard side and outboard the foremast earlier this week. Soon after leaving the pier, […]

Random Tugs 256

This Bob Hill OT/B creation juxtaposes well with the ever-changing skyline of lower Manhattan, as seen from the East River. Meredith C. is timing her eastbound trip with a fair tide through the Gate. Catching the same tide, it’s Evening Star. Farther SW, Gracie M. makes her way around Bergen Point. Evening Breeze is a […]

Barges 2

Barges “1” was years ago.  And here are previous posts that in some way focus on some sort of barge.  But the two photos below, which I took in May, prompt this post.  I can’t identify this Bouchard barge, but look at the size of the yard worker in comparison. It’s quite likely this is […]

Random Tugs 134

On a cold winter’s morning, what’s going on in the harbor? The usual . . . .  Kathleen heads out with a scow, Eric R. Thornton muscles scrap, Evening Tide reconnects with an oil barge, Diane B disconnects from John Blanche for a spell, Joyce D. Brown heads out to a job, Red Hook, wreath […]

SUNY Maritime Summer Sea Term Day 1

You saw it here back in October as well as here just almost exactly a year ago at the start Summer Sea Term 2014.  More info on the itinerary here.  The first five photos come thanks to Jonathan Steinman and Rand Miller. Hell Gate does not often see vessels of this size and style.  For a […]

Random Tugs 105

OK . . . I fail here.  Which Moran and which McAllister are those in the Sunday morning chop? Quick post:  Shelby 1978. Evening Tide 1970. Jay Michael 1980 doing a re-enactment of my December 15, 2012 post here (scroll to third foto). Long time no see . . . Superior Service 1981. North Sea 1982. […]

Bronx Built Boats

Of course, there is Tilly, seen afloat here just  a few weeks before she was allowed to sink near Key West. And then there are a set of ice yachts, built in the Bronx but not listed on this website, although I’m not sure why. And then there was sub chaser PC-1264–two dozen projects BEFORE Tilly, sold for […]

Noble Fundraiser

What is this tow . . .  eastbound on the East River?  Clues:  The year is 1948 and that’s Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, and lower Manhattan in the background.  Also, the Staten Island ferry has operated a +1100-passenger vessel since 1986 named in honor of the builder of this tow, former resident of Opossum […]