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I’m rushing December, but I’m eager to get through winter and back to spring.  All photos here date from December 2008.

Bowsprite took this from one of her cliff niches:  June K (2003) here is moving the Floating Hospital  (1974, Blount) up to the Rondout, where she remains. Is she really now called Industria at Sea.

The geography is unchanged, but McAllister Responder (1967) is no longer in the sixth boro, and Sea Venture (1972) is dead and likely scrapped . . . .

Maryland (1962) has become Liz Vinik, after operating with Maryland in the name for more than a handful of companies.

Choptank (2006) is back in the sixth boro and environs.  My autocorrect always wants to call this tug Shoptalk.  Puzzling.  NYK Daedalus (2007) is still at work, just not here.  TEN Andromeda is still on the oceans as well, still transporting crude.

Now called Charly and working the Gulf of Guinea, Janice Ann Reinauer (1967) used to be a personal icon in the sixth boro. Note that 1 World Trade does not appear in this photo, as it would today.

Closing this out . . .  Margaret Moran (1979 and the 4th boat by that name) passes APL Jade (1995 and likely scrapped by now) in the KVK.

I’m hoping you’re enjoying this glances back a decade as much as I am.

With the exception of the first photo, all these by Will Van Dorp, who alone is responsible for research errors.

Unrelated:  Win a trip on a Great Lakes freighter/laker here.

In they come, ship after ship, day in and day out, all these containers like those on APL Jade earlier this week, standardized thanks to the innovation of Malcolm McLean.  But then what happens?  By the way, Jade is less than a train car shy of 1000 feet!

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And out they go, some to clutter the highways , some by rail, but more and more containers move along coastal waters thanks to a concept called “short sea shipping.”  Here Joan Moran moves several dozen containers at once to points or ports north and east . . . or downeast.

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Short sea shipping . . . too bad we don’t see a lot more of it.  Think of that next time you’re surrounded by trucks on the highway.

By the way, check out the dirty white clouds like thick textured paint, prevalent the  past three days;  they’ve brought rain here, not snow like down south.

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