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I like reader-submitted photos, especially when they show something I’ve not seen before, like this black low-profile unit, which may or may not have the name Elizabeth II,  in front of this Kirby inland barge.  Photo was taken somewhere west of Atchafalaya Bay by eastriver. 

See the unit at the bow of that barge?

Prime mover here is Louisa Frances.  So what is that forward unit? 

It’s a “bow boat,” as in here.  Scroll through and you’ll see a version called Chuck Norris and a Steermaster here

Next topic . . . after a reference and comments here, Jan vander Doe sent along this photo of an opduwer on a Dutch waterway below.  Literally the Dutch “opduwer” translates as “up pusher,” once again proving that tow boats can push, and push boats can tow . . . as long as they have the right deck fittings. 

Third . . .  the mobile boat lift that’s been at Bayonne Dry dock for a year and a half now was christened yesterday as Christopher Edward.  Read this story here

I’m happy to read this, although I’ve not heard of a travel lift or mobile boat hauler bearing a name.  On the other hand, the floating dry docks at Caddells have numbers and names

Finally, I caught an “exotic” heading out of the sixth boro the other day.  She’s been in and out before, but…. like I said… I finally got a photo of 

Miss Emma McCall.  A fleetmate–Brooks McCall –has been operating in the LI Sound and Narragansett Bay, but I’m not up there much.  To digress, would anyone up on Sound and N Bay send me photos of unusual vessels now and again?  I know the wind farm work is bringing in lots of exotics to southern New England ports. 

More on TDI Brooks and this vessel can be found by clicking on those links. 

Thanks to eastriver and Jan for their photos;  all others and any errors . . . WVD. 

 

Click on the photo below and you’ll see where this photo of part of the hoboken riverfront looked like in 1955.

Union Dry Dock and Repair was the setting for a 1979 Blondie music video that you can watch by clicking on the photo.  Actually, a lot of 1979 Hoboken marine industry is visible on the video. The sad news is that Union Dry dock and Repair, a fixture there since 1908 is no more.  I’ve been working on (mulling over is more accurate) this post since last November, when UDD & R assets were dispersed to new owners.

Thanks to the always helpful folks at Hughes Marine, I got to see one of the floating drydocks previously over in Hoboken. Thanks, Tim.

Here’s another view of the 6 Dry Dock.

In January I spotted the same green color on a floating dry dock over in Bayonne, and then

in February I saw it in use, deballasting itself

to raise a barge.

The business had been for sale for quite some time, as evidenced by this 2012 Hudson Reporter article.  The struggle for this property is now being waged between the city of Hoboken and NYWaterways.  In fact, as I write this morning, the city of Hoboken, the state of NJ, and NJWaterways are all engaged.

I’m putting up this post now as a way to group source the story.  Any updates and past history are appreciated.   I’m happy the dry docks and former small tug Hoboken–now a Sea Wolf boat in Sea Wolf colors–have found a new life.  Here’s another shot. And here (scroll) you’ll see one of the dry docks over where it once was.

The last five photos here by Will Van Dorp.

 

aka GHP&W 8, subset of port of Bayonne.  Actually, MOTBY expands to Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne and you saw an aerial of it here.

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T-AKR 313 USNS Red Cloud is named not for the place but for this person, Mitchell Red Cloud.

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I took these photos in November 2015, but as of mid-January, Red Cloud was still in Bayonne Dry Dock. 

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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