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I’ve written about summertime and about summertime blues–about beating them. But since you can’t ever step into the same river twice, or gallivant in the same primordial first boro, here’s the 2016 version of trying to capture the sixth boro with a camera on a hot summer weekend afternoon, looking for shade–any shade will do– as much as looking for novel compositions.
These days odd juxtapositions can be found on west Manhattan piers and
beyond, like Eagle and the fast bird and Loveland Island with a pilot on board and some folks gathered on the starboard bridge wing . For a post I did last year with close-ups of details of USCGC Eagle AND for a book I highly recommend reading about her appropriate by the US post-WW2, click here. Speaking of piers, here’s an interesting article on the engineering and construction of Pier 57.
Or come for a tour on Janet D Cruises . . .
with four sails set.
Flagship Ivy clings for a spell to the bottom over by the VZ Bridge.
Margaret Moran heads for the next job–or the yard, with Queens’ current and future tallest buildings in the background,
while YP 704 sails past Governors Island, which has sprouted some new hillocks frequented by lots of people.
Joan Turecamo exits the Buttermilk west with a light (?) dry bulk barge Montville, which probably recently carried coal.
All photos Sunday by Will Van Dorp. for some contrast, see this winter set and this. More of the summer selects, tomorrow.
This vessel below can be “insanely fast.” I took this photos and ones that follow back on May 11, 2015 in Morris Canal.
Here’s another sixth boro regular, the largest NYC-based schooner. See her here in winter maintenance.
Here LC2‘s just finished the 635 nm run in less than 24 hours.
From Seth Tane on the Columbia River, it’s HMCS Oriole, US-built in 1921.
I’d love to see the interior of Lending Club 2, but my guess is . . . spartan.
Also from back in May . . . it’s Wavertree in the last feet of its transit for a major makeover, Thomas J. Brown sliding her over.
Here’s another shot of L’Hermione entering the Upper Bay for the first time.
And what do you make of this?
Maybe more on that last photo tomorrow.
Except for the photo by Seth Tane, all photos by Will Van Dorp.
First, two photos from Jason LaDue, up in Lyons on the Erie Canal. Click here to see some of the many photos Jason has sent along over the past years from Lyons and the Great Lakes. The vessel Lyons, below, has been painted NY blue and gold since it last appeared here two plus months ago.
Docked astern of Lyons is Salem, which has also gotten some new paint recently.
From the Canal to the sixth boro, here’s the sight I caught last week from the MediaBoat, as we entered North Cove. The vessel is the New York Naval Militia’s 440 Moose boat. Click here to see some of NYNM’s previous vessels.
I’m not sure where the group was headed. The schooner is Clipper City, which I really need to get out on one of these days soon.
Top two photos . . . thanks to Jason LaDue; last three by Will Van Dorp.
Here was 9.
It seems that sailing just gets better as summer turns into fall. Like Pioneer. Click here for bookings via Water Taxi.
There are also those sailing vessels I’d like to see under sail. Like Angel’s Share with its twin helms, here
a close-up of the port helm.
with its Marshall Islands flag
Heron . . . which I’ve seen as far south as Puerto Rico.
I’d love to find the time and invitations to sail on all those wind vessels. But I actually did sail on Pioneer the other day. Come with the vessel and crew as we leave the pier,
ride the wind in a busy harbor for a few hours, and
then lower sail before returning to the pier.
All fotos taken this week by Will Van Dorp. Time’s now for me to head out and enjoy more of this autumn air.
Springtime . . . and motion gives a renewed sense of life to the watery boro. Emerald Sea‘s been around all winter, but she’s not moved loads like this. Diner? Prefab beach buildings for post-Sandy reconstruction? Many thanks to Ashley Hutto for this shot taken along Roxbury, Queens.
Schooner Virginia left Wednesday, headed for Virginia . . . by way of Portland, Maine.
Anyone know the manufacturer of the speedboat in the foreground? In the background is Zephyr, launched 10 years ago from the Austal Shipyard in Mobile, AL . . . and Wavertree, launched 128 years ago in Southampton, UK.
I could almost imagine this boat has a bowsprit.
Smaller workboats seem more commonplace this time of year like Henry Hudson,
this Oyster Bay government boat,
an OCC vessel,
and of course the ubiquitous all-weather sludge tanker North River, frequently mentioned on this blog.
Thanks to Ashley for the first foto, and I’d love to know what that structure on the Weeks barge is. All other fotos by Will Van Dorp, who feels the urge to go somewhere too.
When the sixth boro looks like this, I recall
the warmth of late summer and
even late spring, truly splendid times to sail It’s Clipper City above and . . following Dewaruci, Clipper City below. But to ensure the vessels are ready, crews dedicate winter
to visiting places like this
The vessel gets inspected
everywhere, even under the keel.
Wear and tear gets repaired and
Exactly 90 days from today (April 26, 2013), the 158′ vessel begins season 2013. Clipper City is one of two vessels operated by Manhattan by Sail, the other being Shearwater. Click here for more info on Clipper City, a 1984 replica of a Manitowoc lumber schooner that operated on Lake Michigan between 1854 and 1890 and capable of sailing 115 miles in less than 8 hours.
All fotos here by Will Van Dorp.
Entering the KVK from the east . . . it’s the tallest tall ship sailing the sixth boro.
Clipper City, launched in Florida in 1984, is a replica of a wooden schooner that operated on the Great Lakes during the second half of the 19th century.
The schooner is only 20′ longer than Rebel.
Clipper City is headed for a haul-out.
Later I catch the stern of Rebel westbound back to the yard. I believe the near-twin of Rebel in the distance is Yankee.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Pioneer headed southwest, then
and Clipper City taking her stern.
Laura K Moran takes the stern of an Offshore Sailing School boat.
A small sloop appears to go head-t0-head with Meriom Topaz and does the same with
Americas Spirit, as the tanker is lightered and provisioned.
And finally . . is the green cata-schooner passing off the stern of Comet really Heron, which I last saw in Puerto Rico here (last foto)?
Here she tacks to the east just north of the Verrazano. And Saturday night I spotted her again passing southbound through Hell Gate.
I hope to have more exciting autumn sail soon.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Here was 5.
Yesterday before noon I saw rain, sun, and then rain again. Afternoon was the same. The foto below of Norwegian Star I took at 16:06.
16:21 . . . a rainbow spanned from Red Hook Brooklyn to Newtown Creek Queens, although I couldn’t see the Queens’ leg.
16:35, and by this time I was again getting rained on.
16:44 and here comes the main act . . .
a rainbow spanning from Battery Park to
midtown, although I couldn’t fit it all on a single shot from the middle of the River.
then 17:26. Is that a sundog over Jersey City? Snow soon?
An hour later I was watching the moonrise but got no fotos. Check these out in the vicinity of the Mackinac Bridge here. And while AIS to try to identify the Wagenborg vessel in Ken’s post, I noticed someone off Sarnia who’d been in Bayonne only two weeks ago! Kongo Star! Check her itinerary here.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
A yawl? Know the name?
I can’t help with the name, but it looks fun and wet. It raced today as part of the New York Classic.
Scarano’s Adirondack here
Clipper City is the larger sailing vessel here.
And Liberty Clipper . . . I don’t know her story. She breezed in yesterday but was not in the race today . . . Saturday.