You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Charles A’ tag.

Know this New York NY boat?

rtrl

How about this one?

rtrl3

Know this background?

rtl1

The one above is Taft Beach in lower Newark Bay and that’s the Union County (NJ) Courthouse prominent in the distance.  Below that’s Captain D on garbage detail.

rtr1

I’ve no idea what’s making that brilliant flash behind Joyce D. Brown . . . unless it’s another one of those supertall buildings springing up in Manhattan.   I guess “supertall towers” supersedes “skyscraper.”

rtl2

It’s Pegasus and

rtr2

Charles A and

rtl3

Genesis Vision.  Know her former name?  It’s here . . . the top of the Great Lakes.

rtr3

OK, so the “B” in the first photo is a vestige of Banda Sea.  See the complete name in raised letters in this post (scroll) from 2009.

rtrl2

And Capt. Jason looks like this.  Know it?

rtrl4

Yup, Mister Jim with the paint still drying.

rtrl5

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

0633 . . . the other morning, a quarter hour after sunrise.

mk1

30 seconds later, at a different angle.

mk2

It’s really about light.

mk3

 

mk4

 

mk5

 

mk6

 

mk7

0832  The good light is gone.  Time to move on to something else.   But wait . .  are those the towers of the new Goethals Bridge along the right edge of the photo?

mk8

All photos here by Will Van Dorp.

And if you missed the new NY harbor dock book info yesterday, here it is again.  The author writes, “I decided to adapt his work into book form. I left the Martin Golden byline so he would get credit for his work. I think the old names on the docks are  best feature. Most of those terminals have gone the way of the dodo, but old timers can still be heard giving security calls at Standard Tank, Copper Docks and other places not there anymore.”

Unrelated:  Did anyone catch Kirsten Grace leaving the sixth boro this weekend?  Was she towing Newtown Creek to its new life?  As of this posting, Kirsten Grace is approaching Wilmington NC.

The first photos here comes from John Jedrlinic, who took the one immediately below in Norfolk in August.  So far as I know, Julie Anne has not yet seen the sixth boro.

photo date 23 AUG 2015

I’m also not sure A. J. McAllister has seen the sixth boro.  Believe it or not, A. J. dates from 2003, built in Panama City, FL.  Jed snapped this shot as she passed USS Bulkely.  Unknowable from the Oct. 16, 2015 photo, the tight light on A. J. was attached to bulker New Spirit.

photo date 16 OCT 2015

Can you guess this one?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s a nicely tidied up Quenames, New England bound.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charles A has been in the harbor since at least this summer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Coming in out of the rising sun, it’s Marie J. Turecamo and Kirby Moran.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And headed in that direction, it’s Elizabeth McAllister.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Now let’s size down . . .  Robbins Reef is 42.4 ‘ loa,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Helen Paker is 39′,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Ava Jude is 25′ . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This last photo I can’t identify, although I count at least four crew.  Photo comes thanks to Phil Little.

0aart10

Thanks to Jed and Phil for the first and last photos here;  all the others are by Will Van Dorp.

Kodiak . . . is ex-Vane and Allied.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hunting Creek is Maryland-built for Vane.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charles A has carried at least four previous names.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Specialist, I believe the oldest in the set today,  . . . has low sleek lines for an almost 60-year-old vessel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When this Pegasus came into the sixth boro, she lacked the upper wheelhouse.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Atlantic Salvor has for some years–since this one left–been the largest tugboat in the sixth boro.  Rivaling Atlantic Salvor a few years back was the rescue tug turned super yacht called Lone Ranger.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And finally, for today, it’s Eric McAllister passes Ultra Colonsay, discharging salt over at Atlantic Salt.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos over the last few days by Will Van Dorp.

Helen Laraway (1957) might be the only tug based in Coeymans, NY.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thomas J. Brown (1962)  . . . Staten Island based will always be a head-turner.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charles A (1979) is another first-view for me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chesapeake Coast (201) has spent much of its career in the sixth boro.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Quantico Creek (2010) and USACE Hocking (?)  enter the east end of the Kills, although I think Hocking was tracing a survey pattern.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Susan Miller (1981) moves a spud barge westbound.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Prospector (1982?) sank at the dock in high winds about two months ago and is being refurbished.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Also, high and dry for a shave and a make-over is Iron Mike.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And let’s call it a day with Barbara McAllister (1969).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who hopes the internet folk keep the photos coursing through my local wires and those far off ones.

 

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,307 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments, photos? Email Tugster

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click on image below to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Recent Comments

Seth Tane American Painting

Read my Iraq Hostage memoir online.

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Archives

October 2019
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031