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If “there are eight million stories in the naked city” (#58) and the naked city has six boros, then some 1.333 million stories are set here in the sixth boro . . .  aka the watery part that link the other five, and that’s why I devote time to this every day . . .  even though arguably … I don’t have a clue about the thousand-word stories in each of these fotos.  Why NOT wash the salt off Miriam Moran on a mild day?

Where is Bow Chain , one of Odfjell‘s almost 100 parcel tankers, headed at this moment . . . Sunday she was across from Sailors Snug Harbor, and Monday midday finds her outbound in the Ambrose Channel . . .

How many additional vessels has Kimberly Turecamo assisted since she helped Chang Hang Tan Suo rotate out yesterday morning?

What stories get told in the mess of Chang Hang Tan Suo?  or out on deck?

What waters has Viking traversed and

in what weather?

What’s being transferred here?

What vessels passed before

Monday morning saw SCF Provider leave port for Rotterdam following Chang Hang Tan Suo depart for St. John of Bay of Fundy fame.

And this story in only geographically related.  The KVK is about 100′ behind this marker on Richmond Terrace here just east of the restaurant previously known as R. H. Tugs.    Until very recently, a bronze (?) plaque listed names of Staten Island residents who served in WW2.  Yesterday morning the plaque was missing.  removed for cleaning or stolen?  And where/what is Livingston?  And what year has this been readied . . . given the second date?  Who knows?

All fotos yesterday by Will Van Dorp, who like everyone has a couple thousand stories that go untold.

I just hoped the weather forecast was wrong, that the sun would appear.  Instead  . . . a lot of overcast.  But no matter, the sixth boro is a space of many moods, like a lot of people.  And beauty or at least points of interest can be found even under brooding skies.   Like Mississippi-built Brendan J. Bouchard . . .

or Maine-built Laura K. Moran . . . both less than an hour after sunrise.

Before 0800,  Miriam Moran and Kimberly Turecamo, both built in Morgan City, LA, prepare to

prepare to shift Chang Hang Tan Suo, built in Huludao, China.   Note the spare prop on deck.

Bering Sea moves DBL 27 out the east end of KVK, as

Brendan Turecamo (like Bering Sea . . . built in Houma, LA) moves west.  Note the distortion of distant lights right above Brendan‘s exhaust gases.

By 0900, clouds have turned the harbor colors many hues of gloomy, and Kimberly has moved on to the next assist.  By then, the local constabulary have asked me to move on . . . possibly wondering why I’d be taking fotos of of such a somber scene . . .

Chang Hang Tan Suo moves to an anchorage, and

Taurus (also out of Houma) moves into the Upper Bay.  And for me, second breakfast and some really hot tea.

So is my restlessness showing?  All fotos this morning by Will Van Dorp.

Chang Hang Tan Suo has appeared on this blog before.

Totally related:  Here’s random traffic from December and August.

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