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Click here for tugster posts related for the town on the North Fork, which get lots of attention in about a month.  My most recent posts were here and here. My advice is to gallivant at least twice, and once before the flotilla arrives.

Take this harbor tour to get oriented.

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Elco launch Glory

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Captain Dave is a great tour guide as

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he takes you quietly around the old shipyard at Greenport Basin.    I heard rumors that Commander may be heading back west this summer.  Anyone know?

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Greenport feels almost like a downeast New England town.  I’m told this vessel is part of  modern oyster farming project.  Eat something raw.

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See truly beautiful boats, some newly restored.

Catch some fish.

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Read about a veteran,

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this one.

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built on City Island in the Bronx  in 1937.

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Walk to a beach and take a selfie with Resolute.  It was invisible but present, 10 or so miles to the northwest.

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Discover research projects to ponder.  More on that black spheroid soon.

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Whatzit??!

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

 

 

. . . although bridge shipping might be more accurate.  Mostly pics for now, as I’ve no time for research other than eyes.  As night falls and with aerial pelican support . . . Norma H II.

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. . . and waterborne pelicans.

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Dawn with Midnight Wolf.

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At the entrance of San Juan harbor . .  notice the tiny fishing boat beyond Wolf.

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Even earlier at dawn . . Sabre Spirit.

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At dusk . . . Midnight Stone. . .

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and Commander.

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And finally . . . a mother ship, and not-so-short sea shipping . . .   it’s Navigator towing San Juan – Jax Bridge  . . . as night fell last night.

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The tow gets an assist from Beth McAllister.   More Beth soon.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Today minimal text prevails.  I took these fotos in a total of nine minutes.  Below is foto #1.

#2.

#3.  Note the prop race on starboard side of Laura K.

#4.

#5.  Margaret Moran helps Commander depart Howland Hook stern first aka

backing down.   Foto #6.

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#8.

#9.

#10.   Note two of the charge towers (if that’s what they’re called) on Kraken, the bedrock cracker.

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#12.   Note Manhattan cliffs reaching over the flatlands of Bayonne.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  Commander is Europe-bound.  Previous backing down reports are here, here, here, and here.

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