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Like Groundhog Day 2.5

Note to Kees Kuyper . . . “your foto on page 18 here of New York from the bridge of Blue Marlin is fabulous!  Please take more during your stay in New York.” Note to all blog readers . . . scroll through to the top of p. 18 to see Kees’ foto. What follows is […]

Like Groundhog Day 2

Note:  Doubleclick enlarges most pics.  Don’t know if I should keep saying this. 5:25 this morning . . . Buono Beach in Rosebank was the appropriate place to be on a Memorial Day weekend as well as the opportune spot to watch the big event on Blue Marlin; the  motley crew of photographers sat and […]

Baaaaack! 2

Someone emailed me to say thanks for recent fotos of Giulio Verne and now Blue Marlin redux.  But Blue Marlin, of my “summer haze” Groundhog series, is currently off China (see her environment at the end of this post) and this is the older, smaller sister Mighty Servant 1. You can find the exact dimensions […]

A Tale of Two Marlins

On July 25, I gave a presentation to New York Ship Lore and Model Club along with Rick Spilman, Carolina Salguero, Jonathan Atkin, and Ed Fanuzzi. Here is my slide show. Enjoy! Click the “full screen” button to view a larger format and manually control slide-advance speed. I previously posted on Blue Marlin in “Like […]

Groundhog 3.5: Falcon and Marlin

Looking northward from Staten Island, here was my first view of Maltese Falcon under sail yesterday;  it looked as if someone had photoshopped Cutty Sark heeled over into a routine sixth boro scene, complete with a Staten Island ferry. And the helicopter . . . makes it look like filming of a scene from Pirates of […]

NYC Tugboat Race 2008 B

So through the magic of blogging, let’s turn time back and shift camera position, kind of like the movie Groundhog Day.  Or “TR 2008  . . . Take 2.”  The crew of W. O. Decker–the only tug in the harbor taking paying passengers–coordinate to rope a bollard.  By the way, W. O. took first place […]