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Vinik‘s Charles Oxman enters the west end of the KVK;  that’s Elizabethport, NJ, in the background.  I couldn’t tell if Gotham was on board.

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West bound  Atlantic Coast yesterday found no ice to break on the KVK as it passes Seapowet (Seapower with part of a letter missing?) and Sunny Express (nearer tanker).

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Charles D. McAllister, passing bowsprite’s cliff two weeks ago, will encounter ice some dozens of miles upriver.

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Capt. Tom idled last summer in Erie Basin (Brooklyn), and I know nothing more about the vessel.

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Amy C McAllister (often sounding like A-B-C) waited for the Arthur Kill Lift Bridge to . . . lift two weeks ago.

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And my parting shot shows Elena, a small independent tug leaving Gowanus Canal.  I took this shot in December 2007.  If my info is correct, Elena is a 25′ loa,  out of the Bronx, and built in 1949.

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In winter my metabolism and outdoor activity slow a bit, and  I go through my archives.

If you have more time to linger in front of the computer this time of year, scroll up the image of Henry Hudson (guy with frilly fashion statement around his neck), click on his nose, and read what I imagine he was doing 400 years ago, at the start of his eventful third voyage.

Finally, for follow-up on Weeks 2 story about the locomotives, check this link, compliments of the friendly folks at Working Harbor Committee.   I have another Weeks story coming up on Friday.

Photos, WVD.

Today at play in the KVK today between the snow flurries I met Danielle M Bouchard, 150′ loa and 10,000 hp . . . the largest of the Bouchard fleet and –I believe–the highest-horsepower tug churning up the sixth boro waters as of now.  Ernie G’s flickr foto shows the size of the “pin” relative to a human.  Also there were

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Alexandra . . . 118′ loa and 4000 hp, the largest along with Thomas of the Weeks Marine fleet,

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Java Sea at 110′ loa and 4800 hp,

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Linda Moran,  who barely escaped the conflagration, at 116′ (although she doesn’t look it) and 5100 hp,

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Atlantic Coast, 104′ and 3000 hp of Dann Marine Towing.

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And there was more, but an empty thermos and howling wind spoke to me.

Unrelated  . . . crime pays.  Here’s a Reuters article on the practice of paying ransom to Somali pirates.  Now when people are taken hostage, governments generally say they won’t deal with terrorists, but with respect to shipping, a different script seems to exist.  This slide show from Yahoo puts interesting faces on the story.

The Second Barbary War almost 200 years ago ended with an agreement to stop paying such ransoms.

Photos, WVD.

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