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All photos here were taken less than an hour after sunrise.  It’s commonly known that the golden hour is the best time for photos.

 

Mary Turecamo also headed out for morning work, not that this is anything but a 24/7 essential schedule.

HMS St Andrews arrives with sunrise on its back. Has the HMS been dropped from the name,

just as port of registry has been changed?

Eastern Dawn slings Port Chester into the dock.

Ellen heads out,

meeting a Vane tug on her way to a job.

Cape Henry comes off the anchorage, westbound on the KVK.

All photos, WVD.

 

More low verbal density from a weak wifi signal . . .  in my social media distanced outpost.  But I do wonder about the story here:  Liz Vinik with a barge of small response boats beside Barry Silverton with Fight ALS.

HMS Justice has the orange centerline, but still a name with hMS . . .

Brooklyn pushes DBL 27.

Lucy Reinauer pushes RTC 61.

Stephen B, here looking like Ste, heads for the next job.

And finally, Cape Henry appears to be preparing to tied up to her barge.

All photos, WVD, who encourages all actions aimed at staying healthy.  I accidentally shook hands with some this morning.

 

She first came through bit over a month ago, but I missed her.  But two days ago, I had no work,  a coin or two in my pocket and nothing to interest me on shore,  I decided to do my Otis Redding thing, and look at the watery world  . . .

Seeing this new boat headed my way enhanced an already perfect day.

She’s the third of three Cape-class boats and carries a name that was magic for me when I was young, probably magical then all around the world.

Just over a year ago, I caught the first of them here.  A few months later, I not only caught the second Cape but,better yet,  also photo’d them passing each other. 

Her two twin Cats generate 5000 hp in this 102′ x 36′ boat.

And by the end of the day, I caught Cape Henry and Cape Canaveral in the anchorage side by side.

All photos, WVD, whose previous newest hulls can be found here.

Naming vessels after capes is entirely understandable, given their labeling and navigational importance.  This post follows up on one thanks to Kyle Stubbs from a few months back featuring photos he took in Mississippi, not this one more recently with photos from Mike Abegg taken near the Brooklyn shipyard.

Serendipity brought this following set together, all taken in less than an hour yesterday.  When I took this, I had no idea what could follow if I pursued it.

I didn’t know these were numbered consecutively, DBL 102 and DBL 103, although Kyle’s photos would obliquely suggest it.

All I knew was this might be this unit’s first arrival in the sixth boro.

Her destination could have been the anchorage.

When she turned into the Kills, I knew I needed wings on my fleet feet, and help from lady luck and her cousins coincidence and compromise.

 

Here it comes, and there’s no time to find a better site for viewing this;  Cape Lookout westbound and Cape Henry eastbound might just meet, and the foliage bordering these photos testify to how easily I could have missed it.

Money . . . .

shot!!!   I expected whistles to blows and flags to dip, and I’m sure that on wireless communication devices there was  . . .  communication.  But this shot below made my day . . . the meeting of the Kirby Capes.

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Safe and prosperous travels!

All photos yesterday by Will Van Dorp.

 

Recently I posted photos from my first time seeing Cape Henry relatively closeup.

I knew it was one of an order of several, so imagine how happy I was to learn that Kyle Stubbs had gotten photos of possibly two others last summer down south.

First, it’s Cape Lookout, near the shipyard and ready for delivery.  As of this morning, I find Cape Lookout rounding the Mississippi delta.

At the same time Kyle got that snap, Cape Henry was yet to launch.

Was Cape Ann already launched by late last summer?  If so, what hull is this?

Many thanks to Kyle for use of these photos.

Previous photos by Kyle can be found here.

 

I started the week catching a glimpse of the Cape-class tug heading out, among the newest boats in the harbor.  Then I headed out for a few days.

And today, juxtaposed with Frances, here she is.

I was out waiting to interview some other prognosticator animals–given my skepticism about Chuck, PhilDave, and who knows who-else–and sure enough Cape Henry emerged and predicted spring would come on March 20, as the calendar said.  As to spring weather, well . . . we’ll see that by wednesday this week.

For now, enjoy the shape, especially since

Cape Henry headed east and ten

after a short time returned, maybe bound for the Kirby yard.

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp, whose been told there are two copies of Cape Henry–Cape Ann and Cape Lookout.

Birk certainly got this one better than I did, which you can see here.

Kirby has a new tug out, Cape Henry, and this is my first time to see it.  Is it pushing its first load out?  What barge is it pushing?

I calculated the two shots above wrong, but I love these next two of Kirby Moran and

Margaret Moran.

All photos since daybreak today by Will Van Dorp, who missed his deadline.  Please keep this secret out of the Tower, or understand this is an early post on Central Time.

 

Random means random, and I challenge you to come up with a more random set . . .

Let’s start with a Gmelin photo from 1930.  I’ll give the name of the tug later in this post so that all experts of arcane sixth boro history can play.  Since today is the V-Day, let me mention that Herbert Hoover was POTUS, and not very popular at that time, post-crash, in spite of his 1928 campaign slogan “A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage.”  Well, that did not work out so well.  A few things impress me about Hoover though, like . . . in what language would he and the First Lady–Lou–converse privately when guests were in the White House.  By the way, why is the 2nd Tuesday in November Election Day?  Answers at the end of this post.

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Here’s a photo from my archives, Surrie Moran (2000 built) assisting with a big south-bound Crowley barge El Rey (1979) in June 2013 on the Delaware River.  I was shooting against the morning sun.   You see a little of Cape Henry (1967) on the stern also.   Any guesses which Crowley tug was towing?

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And another photo from 2013, January,  in the KVK.  It’s Rebel, built 1976, with her odd hull.  Is she now scrapped?

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So now a few from the past week . . . James D. Moran (2015) passes the KV buoy heading for the North River.

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Genesis Victory (from 1981) heads into the Kills.

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The 2002 Labrador Sea comes in from somewhere out east.

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And over on a waterway I don’t get to see that often, I stumbled onto the 1940 Ireland,

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1958 Bergen Point, and

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the 1947 basic Harbor II.

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And since a lot of things are cyclical, we’re back at the mystery tug.

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With my magnifying glass, I read enough to make me think this is Richard J. Barrett, which would have been 11 years old in 1930.  Here’s Birk’s info. The ship is the 1925-launched MS Gripsholm, significant as the first transAtlantic liner powered by a diesel engine.

And Hoover and his wife spoke Mandarin for their secret asides when guests were in earshot.  I’m impressed.

And towing El Rey, here’s Sentry  (1977).

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And we have our 19th century agrarian roots to thank for the 2nd Tuesday being election day . .  . here.

 

 

Cape Henry at arrival . . . drawing between 12 and 13 meters with its holds

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full of salt to render area roads safe and savory.

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At departure for sea and points east yesterday afternoon . . .  she drew less than 6.

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She was assisted out by Marjorie and

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Ellen McAllister.

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All photos except the third one by Brian DeForest, whom I thank.  I took #3.

 

Here was the previous post in the series.

Rhino . . .  sibling of Wildebeest, a beastly tanker I photographed here some time back.  with names like these,

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I imagine the sixth boro as the Serengeti.

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STX Ace 6 . . .  hmmmm.

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And yet another bulk carrier emptied out at the salty pile, it’s

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Pacific Basin’s Cape Henry.

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And off the starboard bow in the distance, it’s

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poetically named Seasong.

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and to close it out . . . all these vessels are in the sixth boro as of this writing  .  . .   Lian Xing Hu.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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