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Sixth Boro Random Delights 8

It was a rainy day and I was giving some friends a tour of the city,  intending to leave the camera in the waterproof bag . . . but how could I pass up a foto like this . . . “spring-showers” washed-out colors notwithstanding. Schooner Virginia was in town.  As of this writing, it’s […]

Sixth Boro Random Delights 7

Actually, this is a reprise of a post I did earlier this week . . .  Ferry Coursen carried trucks.  Mary H pushed a creek-size barge. Winter fishing continued apace aboard Eastern Welder. I got a close-up of Mary H. Brendan Turecamo headed out for an assist. A slightly different angle on Sorensen Miller shows […]

Sixth Boro Random Delights 6

Forecast for the morning after the Oscars was for some sun, which I sorely needed.  And who’s out . . . William Oscar aka W. O. Decker, for starters. CCNI Aquiles and Dallas Express at Global . . . and a Moose boat racing toward us. I couldn’t quite figure out what Sorensen Miller‘s load […]

Sixth Boro Random Delights 5

After a low of nearly single digits a few days ago . . . today temperatures came close to 50, and I felt invited to ride across the harbor. New to me . . . landing craft Jennifer Miller. Grey Shark, loaded and waiting clearance to leave the harbor?  Here and here are previous fotos […]

Sixth Boro Random Delights 4

A laker (or ex-laker) in salt water . . . now that’s a thought that delights me, although I admit the foto is less than mediocre, but it’s Pioneer.  Quite a few salties ply the Great Lakes.  Note the characteristic self-unloading gear midships.  She looks to be a sibling of M/V Ambassador, which last appeared here […]

Sixth Boro Random Delights 3

All manner of small vessels traverse the waters of the sixth boro.  Twin Tube is truly one ageless fixture of the harbor.   If I did photoshopping, I’d have the boom dangle something tantalizing over the Statue’s upstretched hand. Annie G II . . .  makes me wonder about Annie G I.  Here she stands […]

Sixth Boro Random Delights 2

 Everyone knows the “nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as messing around in boats.”  I’d revise that as “nothing . . . quarter so much worth doing as watching  . ..  boats, whatever those vessels are doing.”  And I’m not the only one watching.  Cargoes and passengers on water intrigue me much more than those […]

Sixth Boro Random Delights

aka RD.  Like Grande Marocco leaving port. Guesses? With its mixed cargo, the vessel has crossed over to West Africa and is nearing its return to the sixth boro. Guesses? Quenames was southbound for the Kills on Friday, and then ?? a few days later, not far from this hill, Well, here’s one answer. coming […]

Random Tugs 358

I’m posting early today and can’t guarantee I’ll be able to move this on to FB the next few days because I’m traveling.  So, sign up to get new posts straight to your email.  Also check the note at the end of this post. Here’s one that got away:  the tug to the right is […]

Random Ships 95

It’s been over a month since I did a thoroughly non-scientific sampling of ships in the boro. I’ve not gotten photos this time, but ONE Apus is back in town after a long hiatus, a time to reconstruct the cells after a Pacific mishap.  Above, not quite a month on, Nordspring is in the Atlantic […]