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Oleander has to be the most regular ship coming into the sixth born. Put it this way: if it’s Thursday, Oleander will arrive from Bermuda, the B in BCL.
Ever Diamond seems basically to shuttle between eastern Asia and eastern US.
Some day I should see how many of the 10 Ever Dainty-class of Evergreen Marine container ships I have photos of in the sixth boro.
IMHO, vessels like Anthem of the Seas are most interesting under some unusual light, like dawn here last week.
I lamented the fact there were no dancers in the glass ball.
MV Loujiane is part of GBX, serving, I gather, as both bulk storage of cementitious material and movie set.
Has anyone ever seen photos of Loujiane, ex-Abu-Louijiane, ex-Bahma . . . arriving in the sixth born? She must have arrived here at some point in the 1990s, by the photo comments here.
Rounding out the post, it’s the vessel everyone in NYC should be familiar with, especially her being in proximity to the bridge she nearly brought down. Recognize her?
It’s Chemical Pioneer. During the decade I’ve been watching she’s been a hardworking vessel, but
The sixth boro really does not have that many tugboats doing ship assist work, so when I see McAllister Responder and Ellen McAllister move in this formation, no matter the weather, it can mean only one thing . . .
ship assist. Chemical Pioneer has a checkered past with respect to the sixth boro: she’s
And Ellen and Responder are there to assist.
All fotos taken last Saturday by Will Van Dorp.
Just the facts: Firefighter entered service in 1938 designed by Gibbs and Cox (who also designed the SS United States and the LCS) . . . to last and last and last. And she has. Firefighter is not only the oldest active-duty FDNY vessel but also
she who can deliver the highest gpm (20,000) through her pumps. One of Firefighter‘s finest moments occured in 1973 . . . after the collision of Sea Witch and Esso Brussels. just north of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. See great text and fotos of that accident here. Salvaged portions of Sea Witch live on in Chemical Pioneer, still a regular in the sixth boro. See her (Witch Pioneer) stern in this tugster post from a year ago.
The Rolls-Royce of fireboats . . .
All fotos by Will Van Dorp in early March 2010.
If you’re still in the mood for video, you might check out this new site for cruiser USS Olympia (C-6), featuring new reels of the battleship parading up the Hudson with Dewey on board in 1899, post-Battle of Manila Bay and Spanish-American War. The second newsreel has the best video, 1899 technology. Olympia today is is ship in trouble.