Search results

Something Different 64

If I knew then (pick a date in the past) what I know now, I’d do things differently.  This is a universal story involving 20/20 hindsight.  In this specific case, I’d have used the tag “Great Loop” whenever it would have applied.  In less than a short nine minutes, you can meet an unforgettable guy, […]

Autumn Sail 13

Cooler temperatures and brisker winds can make autumn sailing more exciting, or maybe in the sixth boro those winds clearly hint a winter and gales to come.  This Lagoon 450 headed out under power, and will have to set sail soon, given where they might be headed. That looks like Spring of Sydney to me […]

J. Arnold Witte

I’d hoped to catch this boat in the NYS Canals, but . . .   Going by the adage of  . . “if the mountain fails to come to you, you go . . .”  here’s this. Sneak preview then of J. Arnold Witte, taken yesterday on my way west. The first boat by this […]

Retro Sixth Boro 40 B

Today the sixth boro and environs face Henri, whose story is yet to be told.  August 26, 2011 . . . I was at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, and these Hurricane Irene signs were up.  When Irene’s story was told, it had done unusual damage upstate far from salt water;  here’s more.  Some repairs […]

Something Different 62

Here are the previous 61.  A novel idea is floating in the East River, or was. My spin on it is this.  Name three of your favorite “maritime” books, or works, to put into a maritime collection of books . . .  Don’t overthink it . . . they can be obvious or obscure or […]

Random Tugs 337

Because the name and focus of this blog is tugster, you’d expect to see a lot of tugboats, both within the confines of New York harbor, aka the REAL sixth boro, and I hope you are satisfied that you find a plethora of tugboats in installments of this blog.  So here’s Random Tugs #337, post […]

Spring Morning Hour 4

FB won’t display a preview photo because I made them full size.  Oh well. Picking up from yesterday, Kimberly released her line on the lower recessed bitt of MSC Bilbao and spun around to head back home.  Jonathan C goes to retrieve the docking pilot. Victoria Highway comes in . . . . Life saving […]

Retro Sixth Boro 35 B

How about a quick post today, all three photos taken in a two-minute span on March 25, 2011.  The third photo here is set to enlarge when you double click;  let’s see if FB allows a preview with that. Congestion:  I don’t know what barge Sea Raven is pushing, but the Allied boat and First […]

Wheeler Shipbuilding

See the name on this black-hulled yacht?  Note the simple upper helm? Check again as we pass.  I took these two photos back in July 2016, making that the Mt. Hope Bridge and beyond that, the Brayton Point cooling towers, now gone.  Pilar?  Maybe you’ve heard of it in relation to Hemingway and currently in […]

Sixth Boro Sampler 2

Some harbors are more varied than others.  I’m happy to call the sixth boro home for now.  I’d never expect to see Emma Miller come in from “sea” or even in through the Narrows. The weather is quite variable as well.  In a singularly unpleasant day, MSC Alicante,  Ziyou ( a Tayana 37??), and a […]