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More Aphrodite

or maybe I should say “more, Aphrodite!“ Many thanks to eastriver for these photos taken last summer.  Just some specs first and then I’ll link to a number of articles I hope you enjoy reading as much as I did. Built in 1937 for $90,000, adjusted to about $1,730,000 in 2021 money, Aphrodite has twin […]

KVK Traffic Flow 1

I’ve mentioned before here that I used to freshwater fish, a lot.  Canoe fishing at daybreak was the best, although there were days when nothing seemed alive in places where other days the waters fizzed with life and I could have several meals of fish in the boat before most people were awake.  The same […]

People Movers 15

Truth be told, I don’t post many people carrier photos on this blog, and I mean no slight to crews who work them.  The very best boat handling is in order whenever passengers are aboard.  What’s remarkable is that I’ve seen all these vessels/taken these photos since Monday of this week! Circle Line, which carries […]

Summer Yachts 2

Here was 1 and another I could have called “summer yachts” as well.  And then there are this one and another . . .  again . . . Pilar is a stunner in so many ways . . .  registered in Key West and originally Elhanor, I believe it was built in Brooklyn one hull […]

Local Exotics

I realize the oxymoronic twist of this title . . . local v. exotic . . . but these are boats that are seldom seen.  When this stack and upper superstructure first cameinto view, i suspected it might be one of those ghost AIS signals like Hunter D or No. 11 Asomaru I’ve been noticing […]

Evelyn Mae 2

Compare the verticality of Evelyn Mae’s “windshield” in the photo below with the rake in the next photos.  The photo was taken in April 1946. The interior photo below shows the helm and the modified “raked” windshield. Here Evelyn Mae gets some emergency work done at the floating dry dock at Matton’s in Cohoes in […]

CB 2019 O

CB, you might recall, is “Chicago bound,” and we have now arrived, lingered, and turned back.  In a few days, another series will start, keyed to that journey. Below . . .I guess we could have a contest to “name that boat or situation below.” Then there’s Jim Ratcliffe‘s Hamilton I . . . 17 crew […]

Virtual Erie Canal 2: the Waterford Flight

You won’t see the 80′ Cohoes Falls from the boat heading into the lock E-2, but this is the reason for the flight of five locks you climb right after leaving Waterford bulkhead to starboard.  The falls, shown here in September, is only about a mile, as the crow flies, from the Waterford visitor center. […]

Summer Sail 3

Here are previous installments in the series.  Summer sail can take the form of foil-raised GP racing as will happen in the sixth boro this weekend;  it can also happen on longer courses and require stamina and endurance as happens in some races ending in Mackinac. All the photos in this post come from Jeff […]

Why Wood 4

Wel . . . for starters, it’s beautiful. Paquet V (1982) would not look quite the same if the same form were in fiberglass.  Make sure you look through the gallery here. She was southbound here. Shirean looks like she was built almost a century ago, because she was, 1930 by Morton Johnson of Bayhead […]