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East River Mystery 5

Here are the previous installments. Rare as it is to see a chemical tanker traverse the East River, there’s no mystery about this vessel’s identity…  Ginga Lion.  For outatowners, the bridge goes by Koch Bridge, 59th Street Bridge, or Queensboro Bridge. These photos were taken last Wednesday–October 21–by Jonathan Steinman, frequent contributor of photos from along […]

Essex-built Schooner and the Huge Gray Haze

With a tip of the hat  to Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward, the title that came to mind as I shot these, and you’ll see why by the end.  See the road signs up there intended for drivers on the Triboro Bridge? Rewarding my wait, it’s Jaguar towing Highlander Sea into the Gate, past the […]

Other People’s Photos 49

Here’s the index if you want to see the previous installments. A secret salt along the Saint Lawrence snapped this photo of Algoma Montrealais towed by Diavlos Pride and largely unseen) Ecosse on the stern.  To see photos of Algoma Montrealais’  last season, click here. For purposes of the transit to the scrapyard, she’s been renamed (by subtraction) as […]

Untruckster 2

Thanks to Jonathan Steinman, here’s another tug–Robert Burton–handling the CVA sealed garbage containers.  Given the direction of the tow and absence of freeboard on the barge, the containers are loaded and heading for Howland Hook to be loaded onto trains southbound. Here (and scroll) was a post I did almost two years ago when Robert […]

Asphalt Sailor

Over six years ago, I did another asphalt post here.  Yesterday I was thrilled to get the following photos below from Jonathan Steinman of this unusual vessel on the middle portion of the East River. Asphalt Sailor–a great name–turns out to have a set of siblings ranging from a lot more capacious to somewhat less […]

Whatzit 25 Follow-up

With a tip of the hat to Jonathan Steinman for the photo and everyone else for updates, here’s a screen capture I took moments ago.  The destination of the cargo was Charleston Charlestown Navy Yard Drydock 1.  For a photo showing the existing door . . . identical to the one that traversed the East […]

SUNY Maritime Summer Sea Term Day 1

You saw it here back in October as well as here just almost exactly a year ago at the start Summer Sea Term 2014.  More info on the itinerary here.  The first five photos come thanks to Jonathan Steinman and Rand Miller. Hell Gate does not often see vessels of this size and style.  For a […]

Whatzit 25

I was about to put up a different post–that’ll be for tomorrow–when Jonathan Steinman sent along these photos.  As I post this, tug Challenger is eastbound on the East River, approaching Hell Gate.  The question on Jonathan’s mind, as well as mine and maybe yours . . . what is that assemblage balanced on the barge? […]

SUNY Maritime Summer Sea Term

Day 1. May 11, 2015. Later on Day 1 Day 37, refueling near Gibraltar. Day 48, Belfast Yesterday, day 92 . . . south of the 59th Street Bridge, and cadets showing their sea legs by climbing to novel places! Still later yesterday . . . passing alongside Roosevelt Island, and almost home. Credits . . .  Steve […]

Other Peoples Photos 50

From George Conk . . . it’s Ahoskie, taken in Rockland, Maine. from Jonathan Steinman, it’s Franklin Reinauer at sunrise on the East River, passing under–I guess-the Manhattan Bridge. From Allen Baker, earlier this week, it’s Eagle, once again in the sixth boro. From Bjoern Kils . . . it’s Kalmar Nyckle . . . taken […]