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Vive OOCL France

That’s twelve hundred feet of France heading into Bergen Point.  Note the scale of 108′ McAllister Sisters near the bow.  Of course, this group of ships set a record back last summer and that was then eclipsed by early September with the arrival of CMA CGM T. Roosevelt.  But it is my first time to photograph […]

Sixth Boro Snow Day 7

A dusting of snow covers paint and obscures names, so how well can you identify these boats? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. All photos by Will Van Dorp, who was “on assignment” at the Bayonne Bridge and therefore got these photos with backgrounds of  Elizabeth NJ, Shooters Island, and Mariners Harbor. And the answers […]

Cheyenne 2

Here was the first post with this title, from almost 9 years ago!  But for the first image of Cheyenne, I can go back to February 2007 here. Anyhow, less than a half hour after leaving the dock in Port Newark, she rounds the bend near Shooters Island, departs the modified Bayonne Bridge, exits the […]

Jetster Inbound

The flight back home through LaGuardia the other day chilled with its turbulence but thrilled with scenery.  I used my phone rather than camera to avoid hitting the window with the lens. Here we enter  NYC airspace over Raritan Bay.  Imagine this on a clock face at the 0800 and heading clockwise. The land is […]

Neptune and Hudson

Coming out of Newark Bay, Hudson, the newest Vane 4200. And a bit later, exiting the Arthur Kill past Shooters Island, it’s Neptune, the former Chevron Snohomish.   I’ve not seen Neptune here much, and here, thanks to Jonathan Steinman, here’s the first I see of Hudson pushing a barge likely toward the mid North […]

Three Minutes in Eerie Light

I’ve done posts with titles like 15 minutes or 18 . . . but here’s a set shot in just three minutes, just after that strange cloud–comet’s tail?–passed the day the temps went up to 65 midday for a few hours, setting a NYC record for that day. Here’s Jonathan C from head-on, with Shooters […]

Random Ships 47

Here and here are previous posts in this spirit, but first, the answer to yesterday’s bridge identification question . . . Joseph Chomicz nailed it . . . it’s Outerbridge Crossing, named for a person of commerce. Today’s question is:  as you look through the photos in this post, can you think of a type […]

Random Tugs 144

Ocean Tower passes the tow of Wavertree, aka “ocean wanderer.” At the east end of Caddell Dry Dock. Joyce D., no longer the newest Brown boat. Between Atlantic Salt and Caddell. In the Morris Canal. At the southwest end of Shooters aka Mariners Harbor. On the Shooters Island end of the Bayonne Bridge. All photos […]

Sixth Boro Maintenance

Like a galley or head or deck, the harbor itself needs maintenance of the routine as well as the extraordinary sort.  Given the amount of oil that’s found its way into the sixth boro the past two months, the latter sort is going on.  The bird sanctuary mentioned in the first sentence of this link […]

Morning Hour on the KVK 2

Surprise, lunacy, and freebies commingle in this post.  At one point, my perspective shifts a half dozen miles also. 0859 . . . as seen from the “swimming pool” aka Faber Park, Staten Island-side just east of the Bayonne Bridge. That’s Shooters Island (see a then/now post I did here)  off the bow of Zim […]