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Dana Alexa is another seldom seen tugboat in the sixth boro of NYC;

although painted DonJon blue, she’s now a Breakwater Marine boat, I believe.

It was good to see the 1958 54′ boat with a barge of what appears to be sheet piling.

William F. Fallon Jr. has appeared here several times recently.

Robert IV has worked in the boro for over 30 years.

 

Linda L. Miller originally was called Frog Belly.  I like that name.

And finally, you most likely by now have heard about the barge carrying scrap metals that caught fire on Delaware Bay and you may have wondered how scrap metals could burn.  What follows is a series of photo I took in mid-April of a similar load.

This load was towed by Mackenzie Rose;  the one that caught fire was towed by fleetmate Daisy Mae. Loads like this have been fairly common on the run from the sixth boro to the Delaware River.

Of course an investigation of the fire, which was confined to the barge, will take some time,

but scrapyard fires are fairly common.  Here‘s an unrelated though germane article from the BBC.

All photos, WVD.

This is an impressive load of scrap, pushed along on a barge CMT Y Not 2, which I’ve usually associated with piles of sand.

Given the height of the pile relative the wheelhouse,

a watchstander is positioned to maintain a clear view of the waterway.

Pushing this load is Mackenzie Rose,

 

Surprisingly, this load was headed for the Delaware River.

A decade ago, Mackenzie Rose was green and called Vernon C.

Back in June, I saw a similar load but on CMT Y Not 1 and towed by Daisy Mae.

All photos, WVD.

The first post by this title was here, and when I spotted them headed out of town the other day, I knew they were headed on the same run as I’d done a story about a few months back.

You can’t see it, but inside CMT Y Not 2 there’s a front end loader to assist with offloading.

You also can’t see it, but Daisy Mae is a triple screw tugboat.

They headed over to Stapleton to reconfigure the tow and put the big barge on the wire for the day and a half or so trip down to Salem NJ.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, whose previous Daisy Mae photos can be found here.

 

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