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Cranes: Chesapeake 1000

Note about ongoing voting below.  Also, previous “cranes” posts can be found here. I’ve long included photos of Chesapeake 1000 but never devoted a post to it.  These posts here and here from seven years ago are my favorites, largely because my camera and I just happened onto the lift while prowling at night, not […]

Random Tugs 271

Mary Alice with Witte 1407   Brendan Turecamo with container barge New Jersey Sarah Ann with SMM 105   A light Stephen B passing the Lady Caitlin Ann with SMM 211 and a light Emily Ann   Galveston with Petrochem Producer and a surveillance bird And–to repost a photo from April 2018–guess where Iron Salvor […]

Chicago Bound 2019 A

Last year I called it the same but without a date.  See here . .    here . . .  and here for all the rest. We’ll start and end with Dylan Cooper.  Is anyone shocked by this tow tube behind the small boat? Mary Alice returns with a dredge spoils scow. Bear? Durham and […]

Film Tugs 8

This  is an unexpected post, but I watched a movie the other day that involved D.S. 78  barge moving garbage away from a marine transfer station somewhere in Manhattan.  John J. Harvey shows up in the movie.  And the crewman above, would he be crew or an actor? And here’s the tug.  Likely someone seeing […]

East River Float-by by JM

JM, that’s John McCluskey, sent along these photos yesterday.  I’d planned on doing that same trip yesterday, but time got away from me and today it’s rainy and darker! This shot greatly resembles one of the first set of photos I ever posted on a blog, my very first post. You can see it here. […]

Random Ships 69

Let’s start with Alice Oldendorff, inbound with a hold full of Nova Scotia stone and about to turn to starboard on her (almost) final approach to Brooklyn.   Alice and I have a long history. YM Wind makes the final approach her into Global Terminals, her first call at sixth boro docks.  In contrast above, […]

Nautic Narrows News 2

OK, I know today is blue skies and clear air, but yesterday I stood in the rain at the Narrows waiting for an exotic vessel that I knew wouldn’t arrive for a while.  But around virtual sunrise . . . virtual because the sun never rose or set all day . . . this was […]

Retro Sixth Boro 14

I hope you all are enjoying these glances back a decade as much as I enjoy putting them together.  If you weren’t paying attention back then, this hints at how much the traffic in the harbor has changed, just as it has on the roads.  If you were watching back in spring 2009, you might […]

Random Ship or Random Ship *

Using the asterisk or not is something I started a few years ago, to distinguish vessels mostly used in salt v. fresh water on this blog.  Ships v. ships *  …. the asterisked set is up to 8 now. So where might this vessel have been photographed? For what it’s worth, it was built in […]

Late Season Lakers 2

Because of a cold brisk wind, I shot some of these through glass, which is never a good idea.   But looking at this set, taken between Belle Isle and Sarnia, illustrate the variety of lakers, all in a context of not a single recreational vessel, something you’d never see in summer. Select info from […]