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Government Boats 41

Let me start to play catch up here, since I have not done one of these posts in over half a year.  Anyone know why HMCS St. John’s (FHH-340) steamed into the sixth boro yesterday, Thanksgiving Day?  To assist this 45′ USCG response vessel and all the land-based law enforcement in keeping order on the so-called “black […]

Other People’s Photos 58

Here’s a short but motley set of photos.  Can you identify the tug below sporting the Canadian flag?  Answer follows. Below it’s Barry Silverton, pushing Fight ALS eastbound on the East River.   Big Allis identifies the location, where Don Jon folks/equipment have recently placed the platforms to the lower right side of the photo. […]

Gunkholes, Harbors, Ports and Wharves 26

Sorry if I confused a few of you with the acronym GHP&W.  You see how it expands above.  I suppose this is a sixth boro gunkhole of an upscale sort, and I’ll let you guess where at first.  And given the date today, my misleading clue is “turkey sailboat.” I’ll use relative cardinal directions:  looking […]

Other Peoples Fotos 25

Here was 24. It’s T’day, and one of many things I’m thankful for is readers who write back and send fotos like these. First foto, it’s Tilly!  Stephen Freer sent this from Key West, where he seeks investors to get this 1943 vessel built in the sixth boro operating as a tug co-operative using waste vegetable […]

Random Tugs 101

From a moving vantage point in the center of the Upper Bay, I look south and see Shawn Miller pushing a deck barge to facilitate some trucking on the sixth boro. To the north, it’s Gabby L Miller crossing with 1WTC in the background.  At Blue Friday plus 80 days (i.e., 80 days since that […]


According to the calculations on my rusty cruncher . . . this number has passed in the wee and dark and windy hours of Boxing Day. A million . . .  graphic ways of representing this would be . . . it would take 158 trips of Queen Sapphire, currently in the sixth boro, to […]

Alice Again 2

Yesterday a goal was to get a better look at this vessel, Ternen. Her odd posture resulted from some marine variation on a flat tire. And while I watched, this familiar bulbous bow appeared, headed for sea.  Alice!!  she was in town almost to the day six years after I started this blog. Almost exactly […]

Blue Friday Plus 21 Days

The sixth boro’s blue Friday this year is . . . of course  . . . the day after Thanksgiving, notable because that was the day DonJon blue Atlantic Salvor re-entered local waters from Montreal with a barge of Canadian-fabricated segments for the WTC1 antenna.    So . . . last night, three full weeks […]

Something Different 5

Well, maybe not that different, since I’m not reinventing myself.  But enjoy these fotos, and while looking at them, figure out where you’ve seen this tug before on this blog.  Look carefully.  It took me about 30 seconds to recognize the red tug below as a more pristine version of a tug that appears here […]

Road Fotos 13

Update:  May Day no more at South Street Seaport Museum, and I have sent my benjamins as promised.    As I understand it, the Museum has been “taken over” in some fashion by the Museum of the City of New York.     Below, Peter Stanford addressed a group of “save our seaport” supporters back in […]