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Pilar is a stunner in so many ways . . . registered in Key West and originally Elhanor, I believe it was built in Brooklyn one hull BEFORE Hemingway’s Pilar.
I caught it in Narragansett Bay . . . .
Off the Bronx, this unnamed unidentified vessel, likely NOT built in the Bronx, roared past.
Some interesting boats on the wall at Waterford here include Solar Sal, Manatee, and Little Manatee.
Manatee is a Kadey Krogen with an unusual paint scheme.
I took this photo of Solar Sal last September and had intended to get back to it. Later last fall it distinguished itself by hauling cargo.
Tjaldur is an unusual
Old Glory is an Owens . . . seen in Buffalo on the 4th of July.
In Mackinac, I saw this 1953 Chris Craft named
Here’s another shot of the rare Whiticar Boat Works yacht Elegante pushing back water.
And sometimes it takes going a long distance to find a Bronx-built yacht like this 1937 Consolidated named
Ditto . . . in the same Chicago marina . . . this Chris Craft.
Back in November 2009, I did this post and I’ll repost two of my fotos from then, showing a 1940 Chris Craft and a 1939 ACF, slightly tweaked here
Earlier this week, Darrin Rice got these followup pics.
I find these poignant, yet there is some buoyancy in that
it appears this old vessel is being taken apart with care so that
planks and sections of them can be recycled, evoking what’s happening nearby. You couldn’t do this with old fiberglass.
Many thanks to Darrin Rice for these fotos.
Here’s a site dedicated to antique and classic wooden boats in varying states of repair.
To see a recap of the North River fireworks, click here, and for Queens/Bronx/East River fireworks foto’d by Mitch, click here. In that foto, you can see three barges, each accompanied by a tug. Anyone know which ones? I mostly heard fireworks in what sounded like a north woods war, which must have chased all the fish into the deepest holes in the lakes.
circumnavigated this nameless
and peerless 1948 Chris Craft, which seemed to serve as waterside chase
crew for this hot air balloon, one of a half dozen launching from Poughkeepsie.
Later we headed to Portsmouth, where we talked to Bob Hassold (facing camera). Interested in his 1966 tug (ex-Matinicus)? It’s for sale. See this article. Bob runs a tugboat paraphernalia shop on the Portsmouth waterfront, where I found Thomas R. Flagg’s book New York Harbor Railroads in Color (a treasure for anyone interested in a “pre-truck intensive” when short-sea-shipping and cross-harbor shipping was the rule!) for less than Amazon’s price. If you don’t know this book and are interested in the sixth boro, this IS a “must-read” book. Tug Alley . . . it’s the most intense tug-oriented shop in the East . . . if not in the world–and I was not asked or paid to say that.
I love Portsmouth, up north in general . . . . with its lights,
blue produce and brews,
planters painted in red-white-blue,
(actually these are Hudson River bottom feeders), and
the water. Enjoy this gratuitous, top-feeder tugster-relaxing foto.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who continues gallivanting (from Puget Sound) soon.
And happy 234th . . . read the sentiments here.