You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Fells Point’ tag.

Here’s a Hudson down bound set of three posts I did five years ago, in a different season.

This trip starts at Scarano’s just south of Albany, where a crew picked up excursion boat Kingston for delivery to Manhattan.   Last fall after delivery up bound, I posted these landmarks.

Spirit of Albany (1966), operated by the Albany Port District Commission, is a regular for the Waterford Tugboat Roundup parade.

High above Castleton, name going back to Henry Hudson, is that Sacred Heart Church?

Two bridges cross just north of Coeymans are the Berkshire Spur of the NY Thruway and the Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge, the furthest south operational rail bridge over the Hudson.

Katherine Walker performs spring buoy planting south of Coxsackie.

I’ve heard a story behind the “parked” marine equipment in Athens NY, but need a refresher.  Anyone explain how this came to be frozen in time here?  The view is only possible if your draft allows you to navigate the channel on the west side of Middle Ground Flats.

Hudson-Athens Light is one of the lighthouses saved from demolition at a point when all lights were being automated.  Back when I did more hiking, I looked down on the Hudson and some of these landmarks from the heights, in “what Rip saw,” as in the long sleeper.

South of Catskill Creek, you can see snow still covering the slopes of the Catskills.

Marion Moran pushes Bridgeport upbound.  That’s the east shore of the Hudson beyond her.

By the time we get to Saugerties, snow seems to be creating whiteout conditions on the Catskill escarpement.

We head south, here meeting Fells Point pushing Doubleskin 302.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.  For more on the lighthouses, click here. In the next in the series, we head farther south.

And for what it’s worth, I’m still in the market for some “seats” photos.

 

It’s been a long time since I first used this title and here was 2 in the series.  I’ve been to Baltimore since but not to Fells Point, although I plan to remedy that before summer.

And there is a change:  See the old City Pier building . .  it has very recently reopened as Sagamore Pendry Hotel.

Many thanks to Allen Baker for all these photos.

 

Here’s more about the 1914 building transformed by UnderArmor money. 

And I’ve no photos yet of the new Baltimore water taxis built mostly in Baltimore using a Chesapeake Bay deadrise design.   And I’m hoping that this photo, with its exquisite shadows, means the Domino Sugars plant still operates.

All photos by Allen Baker.

 

Margot nears Troy with the Lockwood Bros barge from back in October. Watch the variety of backgrounds in this post, too.

tr9

Jay Michael a few days ago passes by Con Hook.

tr8

Amy C McAllister rounds the southern tip of Manhattan towing a capacious cargo barge Columbia Baltimore, capable of carrying 690 tees..

tr7

Betty D light crosses the Upper Bay.   I didn’t say “Betty Delight,”  but the possibility for misunderstanding is there.

tr2

Brendan Turecamo escorts Tammo inbound from the island of Jamaica.

tr6

Fort McHenry waits over by IMTT.

tr5

Sarah D pushes in some upstate rock.

tr1

Fells Point crosses the Upper Bay bound for the Kills.

tr4

And to finish with a photo from September, it’s Rae, standing by for the move of Wavertree.

mt1

All photos by will Van Dorp.

 

 

Here are the previous posts in this series, and I’m finding that in the four years since the last installment, things have changed . . . and not.  Most of these boats haven’t appeared in the previous four.    The livery and logo remain the same, but there are some new boats.  Can you figure out how two of the following photos differ from then others?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chesapeake, launched 2006

Once while listening on VHF, I thought there was a new boat in town called “honey creek.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Hunting Creek, 2011

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Quantico Creek, 2010

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wicomico, 2005

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Red Hook, 2013

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Tangier Island, 2014

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Fells Point, 2014

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Susquehanna, 2006 with Savannah

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Christian . . .  1981

 

So, obviously, Christian, being a crew boat, differs from all the others.   Another difference, though, is that Chesapeake and Susquehanna were not photographed in the sixth boro.  Identifying one location might be easier than the other.  Guesses?

By the way, I know I’ve seen Kings Point, but I seem not to have a photo.

Answer soon.

But first, from less than two months ago . . . this photo taken by O. Nonimus Bosch shows Fells Point, Sassafras, and Pocomoke temporarily immobilized.  Here and here are parts of the story.

3 Barges Panorama

Recently in t-shirt weather in the sixth boro . . . it’s a classic, Thomas J. Brown.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ellen S. Bouchard,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Resolute with a Bouchard barge,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and Evening Star, also with a Bouchard barge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Elizabeth McAllister light,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Robert E. McAllister,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ross Sea, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eric McAllister,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and finally Ellen McAllister shifting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cielo di Roma . . .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thomas J. Brown . . . enjoy another look at this classic.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp.   And in the post above, subtracting the three tugs in the O. Nonimus Bosch photo, you have over 25,000 horsepower, of which 1000 of those ponies are generated by Thomas J.

 

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,249 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments, photos? Email Tugster

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click on image below to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

Read my Iraq Hostage memoir online.

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Archives

September 2018
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930