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Here are more photos from Aleksandr, taken on a canal between Middelburg and Vlissingen. Ruurtje tows while
F-50 takes the stern as they move
the aluminum superstructure of a future Damen-built patrol craft on barge Risico 11.
I started a series called transitioning, but here’s something new. Actually I did a transit post a few years back when a Boston ex-fireboat transited the sixth boro on its way to Lake Huron to reinvent as a dive boat.
This post started with Glenn Raymo catching a shot of NOAA 5503 northbound in Poughkeepsie.
Then, unprompted, Mike Pelletier, engineer of Urger noticed it between locks 2 and 3 in Waterford, westbound. When I noticed it on AIS, southbound on the Welland, I knew she was doing a long haul. So here’s what I’ve since learned: this vessel “was transferred to NOAA from the CG in Fort Macon NC. Its final destination is Muskegon MI, where it will undergo a full overhaul and be refit for service as a research vessel on the Great Lakes.” Many thanks to Glenn, Mike, and my other sources.
But if NOAA is transiting far, Sand Master is going much much farther. Any ideas what HN RTB is?
Here’s a photo of Sand Master I got just over a month ago at the Great Lake just west of the Bayonne Bridge.
Try Roatán, Honduras.
Thanks all for the photos and the information. And please help keep eyes open for unique transiting vessels and those who work mostly here.
Here was 55.
Sarah D until very recently was Helen D. Coppedge. Almost all these photos were taken by other people, but I add the next two I took in 2010 for comparison purposes.
Also, new–as in out-of-the-shipyard new . . . it’s Barry Silverton, with the Fight ALS barge. Click here for the story of the names. Many thanks to Allen Baker–click here for previous photos he’s shared– for this photo and to
Ted Bishop for the photo below.
This photo comes thanks to Renee Lutz Stanley. It’s Lyman–I think–looking insignificant in one of the huge graving docks at the Brooklyn Navy yard. Click here for previous photos by Renee. Anyone know which dock this is?
With news of a wooden boat found under a house during a construction project in Highlands NJ still –well news– what you see below are photos of another wooden vessel found during a construction project in Boston. Many thanks to Tom Mann for these photos. Here are previous photos from Tom.
As soon as imaging is complete, it will be removed.
Archeologists at the site believe it was a 19th century vessel delivering lime.
Many thanks to Tom, Renee, Ted, Allen, and Glenn for photos used here.
Related: Here’s a story about a shipwreck discovered during construction of WTC1.
Click here for previous photos from Jed. Click here for a photo of John W. Brown when she housed a high school in the sixth boro, pre-1988. Jed took these photos while he was onboard in Norfolk this past weekend. Click here for info about her September 2016 visit back to her place when she was assigned to the NYC Board of Education.
For the rest, I’ll let Jed’s photos speak for themselves.
Many thanks to Jed for these photos. NYC should be seeing its own wave of gray arriving today.
Below is a photo taken on June 10, 1946 showing dozens of Liberty ships anchored between where the TZ Bridge would be built (BF is correction thanks to Tony A’s comment) and Haverstraw. That looks like Ossining in the distance. This photo and hundreds of others can be found in the Digital Collections of the NY State Archives here. Who knows, Brown could actually be anchored among the others.
Aleksandr sent me these photos about a month ago. He took them on April 20 passing Vlissingen and headed generally northward. And I’m somewhat stumped. What does Flintercoral look like to you?
To me it looks like a new build, going elsewhere for completion.
Multratug 27 takes the bow and
Multrasalvor 3 at the stern.
So I guess here’s the story: it was completed as a container vessel, and although it has a Flinter- name, Flinter- never took ownership because the yard had gone bankrupt beforehand. It seems then that some time later, the ship was purchased by Necon, and converted into a semi-submersible. Necon, it seems, has only this vessel. But why it was under tow a month ago is a mystery.
My experience with Flinter is from 2009, when Flinterduin brought the Dutch sailing barges to the sixth boro, and then Flinterborg picked them up in Albany and returned them to Dutch waters.
The same day, Aleksandr caught Smit Sentosa on its arrival from a one-month passage in from Capetown.
Many thanks to Aleksandr for these photos. Previously his photos and drawings have appeared here. Vlissingen (origin of the name of the NYC area called Flushing, settled in 1645) is a quite old port in Zeeland.
So here was 1 and in it I said I would answer a question in a few days and now a few weeks have passed. The question pertained to the device mounted on the stern of vessel
Husky. Congrats to Seth Tane, who guessed correctly. Here’s what Xtian writes: “It’s a plough. In French we talk about “nivelage” [leveling], which means after dredging the bottom of the sea is like a field that has just passed a plow. This tool cuts the bump to fill the gap. It’s also used in the rivers where the “alluvium” or the mud stays in always same places because of the current and built like “bottom hill” there. And it happens also in some harbour (like ferries’ harbour) as because the ferries always doing the same maneuver and raise the mud that still lay at the same place.
More of Xtian’s photos follow, like this closeup of the captain of Smit Cheetah,
Fairplay 24 and 21,
Union 11 passing the Mammoet headquarters,
Pieter (?) towing Matador 2,
and finally the recently completed Noordstroom.
Many thanks to Xtian for these photos of another watershed.
Back to the Caloosahatchee Canal and a few miles east of Cowgirl Way . . .
more traffic, like MV Sea Star and
Summer Star pushing a Gator Dredging’s Jesse Marie Ellicott 670 dredge and a deck barge and
the USACE’s Leitner. And is that a bovine up on the ridge?
Many thanks to the Caloosahatchee Canal office for these photos.
Secret salts sometimes send along photos, and I appreciate that, since many waterways I’ll never see . . . and that means boats I’d never encounter, like Reliance, 1979, 127′ x 40;’
Grand Canyon II, an offshore construction/ROV/IRM vessel, shown in this link getting towed from Romania to Norway for completion; and more.
Here’s an unidentified Marquette Offshore boat with an unidentified Weeks crane barge,
Gulf Glory and an unidentified Algoma self-unloader,
and finally a WW2-era tank-landing ship turned dredger and named Columbia, ex-LST-987.
All interesting stuff from Mobile, Alabama. Hat’s off to the secret salt.
If you’re not sure where to place Cuxhaven, the image below may help. Another clue is that in Cuxhaven inbound, you could choose either to make for Hamburg or for the Kiel Canal. All these photos come thanks to Aleksandr Mariy, whose drawing we featured here recently.
Wal was launched in 1992. Dimensions: 101′ x 32.8′ x 17 and Gross Tonnage is 368.
Luchs, 1991, 95′ x 29.5 x 15.1 and GT 229.
Wolf, 1993, 105′ x 26.2′ x 17′ and GT 368.
Bugsier 15, 1991, 92′ x 29.6 x 15.1 and GT 239.
Bugsier 10, 2009, 108′ x 42.7 x 19.3 and GT 485.
Steinbock, 1977, 92′ x 26.2′ x 14.1′ and GT 213.
And Steinbock here is underway through the Kiel Canal.
Here’s more info on Cuxhaven.
All photos here come thanks to Aleksandr Mariy, to whom I am grateful.
Here was a clue that a ship was headed this way.
The next three photos here come from Roger Munoz, high atop the 74th St ConEd plant.
That’s Roosevelt Island on the other side, at the southern tip of which i waited.
Here the training ship passes under the 59th Street Bridge,
and past the Empire State Building . . .
escorted by a fireboat and
two McAllister tugboats.
Some of the cadets who made this journey last summer are already employed as professional mariners today. And somewhat related, any guesses how long ago this particular T/S Empire State, the VI, was launched? Click here for info on her former life. To see some dramatic shots of the knife edge cutting through the middle of the Atlantic, click here. If you’re impatient, jump ahead to the 3-minute mark.
Thanks much to Roger Munoz, a SUNY grad, for the three photos from high atop the East River.
And here is a time lapse gif of ES VI passing, thanks to Rand Miller.