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High and Dry 5

Caddell’s has quite the history.  It also has a busy present.  Sunday . . . four tugs and a barge ccupied the dry docks.  First, Franklin Reinauer showed her wheels inside kort nozzles. In the next dock, Christine (thanks to identification by Jed and Allen) McAllister tug. See the size of the worker relative to […]

High and Dry 4

or highest and dryest so far in this series. Imagine an 18-story structure appearing behind your house like these on Staten Island…   or trying to blend into winter trees.   Nearly 400 feet long, Peking, you never let me “see” your features before.   Peking–one of the “flying P liners” of F. Laeisz–could “fly” […]

High and Dry 3

Guess who got a raise last week? Where’s the prop? I’m sure we need a prop. Check this link for a wet and low foto of the 66-year-old tanker in use. Photos by Will Van Dorp.

High and Dry 3

Rumor is I missed the Dockwise heavy lift ship in the harbor just over a week ago. That’s what I get for serving my other master. I’d love to hear if anyone saw/foto’d it. For now, time for another look at the floating drydocks and what catch they lifted.   Find three workers around this […]

High and Dry 2

This trawler was hauled out by the ubiquitous Marine Travel Lift, this one in southwestern Staten Island. Here’s a closeup of the housing around the prop. Some sense of scale is offered by the crane here. But check this link for the most fantastic marine crane on earth. It could lift the entire fishing fleet […]

High and Dry II

A few weeks ago I wrote about one type of dry dock. Some photos below show my favorite flat-bottomed schooner high and dry. The blue frame behind schooner Pioneer is called a marine travel lift. It’s a mobile and self-propelled frame with slings that winch tighter or looser to “haul” a vessel from the water […]

High and Dry

Tugs… ubiquitous and of all sizes. Operating 365 days of the year, they’re quite numerous. According to a 2005 New York Times article, about 100 operate out of Kill van Kull, the water along the northern side of Staten Island, the passageway between Upper New York Bay and Newark Bay. Like land vehicles, they need […]

Random Tugs 296

The sixth boro, like any location, offers infinite perspectives, compounded by equally countless nuance of season, hour, weather, and activity variation.  This view of Kimberly in the stalls at Caddells the other day differs considerably from the dynamic ones of the past 18 months. Kust a few days different but quite different location and atmospherics […]

Random Tugs 281

Denali arrived in the sixth boro for the first time about three years ago, and I compared her with a fleet mate here. I believe that fleet mate is now scrapped. If you’ve never seen a tug out of the water, here’s a sense of that.  I’ve done other “dry hulls” photos, as you can […]

Random Tugs 266

It’s been a few months since number 265, so let’s catch up. Kimberly Poling had brought product upriver via Noelle Cutler, and you can tell some time has passed since I took this photo by the foliage. Edna A was assisting a crane barge working on the power lines near Hudson NY. Challenger came in […]