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Different day . . . different character . . .  the Hudson can have thick patches of fog, which

allow Dorothy J to slip past structures on a mysterious shore.

Farther along, Miss Gill guards some incongruous piles of

coal that surely did not arrive through the Delaware and Hudson Canal, which I visited recently but didn’t dip my foot into.

Wendell Sea waits alongside a fuel barge, and

Christiana–not a frequent visitor in the sixth boro–does in her own way

up by the GW Bridge.

 

Helen Laraway stands by scows of different sized crushed stone.

And this gets us down to the sixth boro.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Nanticoke

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Choptank . . .

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Nanticoke again . . .

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Wye River . . . though it looks the same as Nanticoke and Choptank.

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Christiana . . . is in a different class, for Vane, although she looks a lot like a certain Reinauer.

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Chesapeake . . . thought it could be –at least to my eye– either Wye River, Choptank, or Nanticoke.

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Wye River . . . although it could be Chesapeake with nameboards switched?? [No, there’s a slight window difference in the wheelhouse.]

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The nameboards say Wicomico.

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Wicomico again.

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Wicomico a third time, passing what  looks like Charles D. McAllister.

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Patapsco, according to the nameboards.

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Brandywine is a twin of Christiana.  At 6000 hp, they’re a smidgeon less than 1/3 more hp than the Patapsco class.

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Has there ever been another company that had 15 identical (are there nuances I’ve missed??) tugboats?  And on the Patapsco class, why does the forward companionway lead starboard rather than port?

All fotos . . . Will Van Dorp.

… and random thoughts.  A ship with a name that recalls  inauguration anchored in the sixth boro Wednesday.  It seems that Faithful‘s sibling ships mostly end in -less.  Imagine the possible confusion given that siblings are Timeless, Priceless, Endless, etc.  “Yes, my dear, I just signed on to sail Faithless.”

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All fotos taken by Will Van Dorp since January 20.

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Snow’s not falling, but the temperature has

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stayed wintry.  Ice coats Caspian Sea passing Opal Express, whose name flustered me from a distance when I read the second letter as “r” instead of “p.”  “Oral Express calling traffic.”  Possible confusion of names there too, like the “Ham Berry” v. Hammurabi of some months back.

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New tugs (to me at least)

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have arrived.   See her launch here!

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TGI . . . getting toward spring.  Fifty degrees when I left work today.

Photos, WVD.

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