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Gramma Lee T Moran, 2002

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Jay Michael and Mister Jim,  1980 and 1982

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Mister T, 2001

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Mister T again

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Brandywine and Viking, 2006 and 1976

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Kimberly Turecamo, 1980

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Red Hook (a first on this blog) and Severn, 2013 and 2008

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B. Franklin Reinauer, 2012

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Shelby Rose, 1963

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Hubert Bays, 2002.

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All fotos taken in the past week by Will Van Dorp.

Most of the previous birds posts have been in winter .  . except this one.  I find birds one of the joys of winter.  So on the last day of winter, rather than go out and get rainy/sleet fotos, enjoy these.

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Two Brants discuss the approaching Hayward and the distancing Prominent Ace escorted in by Ron G.

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Mergansers are always a joy.

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Here a flock of them discuss the passing B. Franklin Reinauer.

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Buffleheads are indicator species for me that winter is upon us.

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Mallard female?

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It’s time for winter to retreat . . . .

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

As I write this post, Lincoln Sea is southbound on the Hudson, just south of where Stena Primorsk ran out of the channel a month or so ago.  Weddell Sea/Lincoln Sea foto was taken back in earlier September 2012.

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This closeup of the Lincoln Sea-DBL 140 embrace seems small and intimate until you read the gradations on the the barge .  . . those numbers mark feet.

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Length and breath of the tug-barge unit

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is 597′ x 79.’

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Ocean Leader, here coming into the Narrows four days ago and currently in Port of Albany,  is also 597′ loa but a little beamier:  105′ . . .  panamax wide.

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I don’t have the tug/barge dimensions of B. Franklin Reinauer/RTC 82, here paralleling Ocean Leader.

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Behind tugboat John P. Brown (75′ x 26′) lies Stena Primorsk, in the “hole” undergoing repairs at Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair, and shown

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here about a week pre-accident.  Dimensions of Stena Primorsk:  597′ x 131′ . . . . 280,000 barrel capacity.  Lincoln Sea‘s DBL 140 capacity is 140,000 barrels.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

I’d seen McFarland before . . . once at the dock stern out and another time anchored in the middle of the night on Delaware Bay, lit up like a parking lot.  I’m so thrilled that I’ll run a series of her . . . .starting with the USACE dredge passing Pac Alnath.

A first sighting for me . . . Charles Burton.

Back to McFarland . . . one of four ocean-going hopper dredges operated by the USACE.  Can you name the other three?

. . . Nanticoke and Peter F. Gellatly, both pushing Vane barges.

Huge turntable on McFarland.

Chief . . . I believe the 1979 built vesel.

From this USACE publication, I like this statistic:  a full load of dredged materials McFarland carries equals the capacity of 310 dump trucks.

Just before sunrise, she steamed by . . . and passed B. Franklin Reinauer in the city of Benjamin Franklin himself.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

The other three dredges are Wheeler, Essayons, and Yaquina.   For comparison info about the four, click here.  For Bert Visser’s directory with fotos of all the large dredgers in the world, click here.

For a post on Delaware River tugs from 2010, click here.  What I’d like to see one of these days is the loading of livestock down in Wilmington.    Currently, Falconia is at the dock;  I saw her from the highway on Friday.

My timing on the KVK–I imagined –would coincide with B. Franklin Reinauer, the tug I’d seen in  . . . December 2010 as just a few interlocked steel members,  heading that way westbound;  I was thrilled to be in the right location with respect to the channel and the setting sun.  But I was wrong. She anchored off Gowanus Bay and came out of the notch, headed for Erie Basin.

So I have to content myself for now with these . . .   B. Franklin at the 30.

And although she didn’t use the KVK as a runway to pose for my lens, the sun did cooperate and

turn her and

her barge to gold.

Fair winds.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Oh . . . the shape of the future . . . like this?  Click on the foto for more info.

B. Franklin Reinauer made its inaugural visit to the sixth boro this week.  Birk Thomas caught this shot.  I featured it last month at splash here.

The same day, Capt. Jason (1982) breezed through the harbor, a first glimpse for me.  I have not much more info.

Gulf Dawn appeared here.

And regulars include Catherine Miller,

Laura K. Moran,

Lucy Reinauer,

Evening Mist sailing here through golden evening sheen,

and Sassafras paralleling a container ship.

Except for the foto by Birk, all fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  An intriguing and troubling story from gCaptain about a captain in prison in Panama.  Maas Trader called in Red Hook just over two years ago.

 

Yesterday and today’s Franklin.

Tomorrow’s Franklin . . .


B. Franklin Reinauer, that is.

Dawn foto compliments of Rod Smith, who covers Narragansett Bay.

Top foto by Will Van Dorp, whose computers are in rebellion.

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