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Here was Atlantic Star approaching the Narrows on Saturday, still a half hour outside the Narrows.  She was launched at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard almost a year ago, and this maiden cargo voyage began in Hamburg on December 9, 2015.    Note the FDNY escort boat just forward of her bow.

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That’s the Verrazano Narrows Bridge off her bow and a fog-beshrouded WTC off her stern.

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The generation 4 (G4)  Atlantic Star followed a G3 Atlantic Concert into port.   Here and here are views from different perspectives of other G3 ACL vessels, all dating from the mid-1980s.

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More photos of the arrival tomorrow.

For a comparison of the G3 and G4 vessels by the numbers, click here and here.  For more detail on the vessel, click here.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, protected under creative commons license.  Also, conveyance would not have been possible without the NY Media Boat;  thanks Bjoern.

 

Doubleclick enlarges.  My day went downhill from about 8:30 a.m.  Not that I had a miserable day; in fact, I got to spend most of it outside in 65 degree sunshine, but dawn has no rival, or

at least very few moments can top these, as sunrise brazes the Brooklyn sky and silhouettes Siberian Sea and Ellen McAllister.

With Maurania III, Ellen escorts in Atlantic Cartier.  Notice the crew readying lines on the ACL vessel’s “swim platform.”

Elka Delos prepares to depart the dock.

A tug-wannabe cruises past

Bow Clipper just ahead of Maria J.

Laura K goes eastbound, and then I

had to get to work myself.  All fotos this morning by Will Van Dorp.

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