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More Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension d

Here were parts a,  b and c.   These photos taken over three decades ago capture a simpler sixth boro. Here the magical dory is tied to Philip T. Feeney, which now languishes in a tug purgatory.   The shore of lower Manhattan also looked quite different then.  That low-slung but stately building on the other side […]

More Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension c

Up, up, and in.  All new builds follow the same arc, even though the details differ.  Check out the splash of Onrust here over a half decade back.  Here’s how the water came up to meet Pegasus back five years ago. To finish the dory, there’s a trip through the Kills and across Raritan Bay […]

More Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension b

The last photo of yesterday’s post here showed a dory in the beginning stages of construction.  Its placement there conforms to Chekhov’s gun principle.  So here’s what follows.  Maybe I should call this post  . . .” in the shadow of an old building and protected by the body of a Chinese laundry truck,  Ibis […]

More Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension a

Here is the index of posts from two years ago showing an older Jersey City and environs. All of the following photos/collages come compliments of Pam Hepburn, master of the 1907 tug Pegasus aka  “Peg” and the godmother of the Pegasus Preservation Project.  Many posts devoted to Peg can be found here. In the collage below […]

Relief Crew 17

aka Blue Marlin‘s Vigorous cargo, with all photos and most text by Seth Tane, whose painting site has long been linked to this blog AND who took the photos of the sixth boro during the 1970s and ’80s that he and I collaborated on last year in the 10-post series I called “sixth boro fifth dimension.”  By the way, […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension 10

Foto #1.  Seth Tane took this from the WTC in the early 1980s.  From L to R, that’s the Statue, Ellis Island, and Communipaw Terminal of CRRNJ . . . with a lot of vacant space behind.  NOT shown but just to the right would be the Morris Canal and the Colgate Clock. Foto #2. […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension

Here’s the treat I’ll leave you with for a few days.  The twin towers in the background should clearly state we aren’t in Kansas or 2013 anymore.  Please comment on your speculations.   Foto #1 This is from the converging waters just south of the Battery.  Notice the towers to the right.    Foto#2 Note the stripe […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension 9

Let’s look at the boundaries of the sixth boro, using as reference two of the Holland Tunnel vent structures;  as you see in that link, we’ll call  New Jersey “land ventilation station” (to the left) and “river ventilation station” to the right.  I took this foto yesterday from the 18th floor of a building in […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension 8

I hope you’re enjoying this time warp as much as I am. Foto #1.  Princess Bay northbound through the Old Bay Draw. Foto #2.  When I first met this vessel, she was known as Kristin Poling.  Click here and here for fotos including some of her last month before scrapping. Fotos #3 and 4.  Reliable II […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension 7

Here are some more fotos by Seth Tane in the late 1970s /early 1980s. Foto#1.  Princess Bay just south of the Old Bay Draw, placing her about a mile  of her place of construction.  Anyone know what happened to her, last known as Mabel L?  She was launched from Elizabethport the same year as Coral […]