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Thanks to Les Sonnenmark and Peter Lellow for helping me “see” what I was just looking at.  Last week I got some fotos of Düsseldorf Express leaving the sixth boro via the KVK.  See anything different?

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Watch the vessel . . . .

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There . . . the aftmost starboard container.  What is so special about it?

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Here’s a foto Peter sent me . . . a container ship in port hooked up to shore power.  Cold ironing . . . I’d heard about it but never known what it looked like.  I don’t know if the service already exists in Port Elizabeth . ..  but this vessel is equipped.

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Click here and here for more info on the system to reduce ship emissions in port.

I took the first three fotos.  Thanks much to Les and Peter for directing and educating my eyes.

This first foto is by a secret salt . . . showing Dory (1978) and Captain Zeke (1980) tandem towing  beach-lounging 125′ deck barge back onto the water.

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And  . . . attributed by the watermark . . . fotos from last week before Janus chilled the town,  Atlantic Conveyor gets an assist from Charles D. McAllister (1967).

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Shelby (1978) also worked in the January fog.  Thanks, Brian.

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And the rest of the fotos are mine:  the seldom-seen Specialist (1956?), here close and

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closer.

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Two Coasts . . . Chesapeake (2011) and Emerald (1973).

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Resolute (1975) about to pass Düsseldorf Express (1998),

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And from Philly . . .  High Roller (1969) with The Recycler (1989 . . . from THE George Steinbrenner’s yard in Nashville, TN.  Here’s some history on The Recycler and its twin.

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Many thanks to the secret salt and Brian DeForest for their fotos.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

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