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As we head up the Bay to Baltimore, we pass many things, including Island Pilot,

Kismet from a port I once knew well,

 

Sea Crescent,

Capt. Henry Knott,

 

je ne sais quoi,

Indian Dawn and some others,

Miss T, 

and some surprises at the John W. Brown dock:  Z-One, April Moran, and James R. Moran.

And we’ll leave this post here with arrival in Baltimore.  All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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Click here for the previous posts in this series.  It’s good for me to revisit past posts because then I can locate and correct some errors, like having two “2”s in this series, now corrected.  I also notice that i’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two.  Like, technically, the color is not “maroon” but “signal red.”  Or is it?  Maybe only model makers call it that? I’m also happy about the people I’ve met along the way who helped me learn these things and who sometimes send along photos.  All photos today were taken a bit south of the sixth boro and come from frequent contributor Jed Jedrlinic.

Jed took all these photos around Norfolk a few years back on the dates shown, but let me arrange the boats in the order of manufacture.

Patricia Moran was built in 1962 but then saw a major redesign and rebuilt in 1999;  it was the 4th of the MORtrac class. The only photo I’ve found of her pre-1999 is here . . .  on page 3.

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

I don’t mean to be critical, but the modern wheelhouse/rest of the house marriage here looks . . .  transitional to my 2016 eyes.

PATRICIA MORAN

Marci Moran launched in 1999, the first Moran tractor  built at Washburn & Doughty  (W & D).

photo date 5 OCT 2010

photo date 5 OCT 2010

Karen Moran, 2000, the 2nd W & D tractor.

photo date 2 JULY 2010

photo date 2 JULY 2010

 

photo date 2 JULY 2010

photo date 2 JULY 2010

Tracy Moran, 2000, already the 4th W & D tractor.

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

 

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

Kaye E Moran, 2003, the 8th W & D tractor.

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

 

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

 

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

April Moran, 2006, the 12th W & D tractor.

photo date 9 MARCH 2011

photo date 9 MARCH 2011

 

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

photo date 9 MARCH 2010

And finally, one of my photos, JRT Moran is the most recent–so far–and 29th W & D tractor for Moran. She’s barely seen here, but in the background are Kirby Moran–27th, and James D. Moran–28th by  . . . W & D.  Rhat’s also the ATB Linda Moran in the way background.

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All photos credited to John Jedrlinic, except the last one, which was taken by Will Van Dorp.

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