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Retrospective 4

Some random shots from–more or less–a year ago . . . October 23, 2012 and the eerie calm before the storm. October 29, 2012, in a different part of the sixth boro, here’s the last look of an intact boardwalk. October 30, 2012, floating toothpicks . . . and waterlogged cars. October 31, 2012 and […]

Second Lives 11

This post presents a mystery.  Maybe someone knows how (or through whom)  to find the answer, possibly in US Coast Guard archives.  A group of veterans who spent their time in the Dutch Navy serving aboard the vessel below want a reunion but have lost their ship, possibly to Davy “drug-smuggler” Jones. Wamandai A870 was launched in […]

Government Boats 23

No . . . Joan Turecamo has not been re-cast as a government boat, but what about  that small craft off her port? Yup . .  Coast Guard, maybe off a larger USCG vessel in port.   A  cold weather drill? Here’s–in front of Ellis Island–a rare convergerce of  . . . a Newark fireboat, […]


Thanks for reading my blog, whose goal is to help landfolk see my home waters — the port of New York — from the water perspective. The “sixth boro” is my invented term for the waters in and around the port. Part of my motivation is that mainstream media are “terracentric,” overlooking sixth boro news […]