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Grey Shark assisted out of the Kills by Catherine C.  MillerCatherine is still working, but Grey Shark has not moved from its berth in Las Caleras DR in almost three and a half years, so it’s safe to assume she won’t be calling in NYC’s sixth boro any more. By the way, July 2011 had some HAZY summer days.

The former Kristin Poling (1934 as Poughkeepsie Socony) had a few months to work, here alongside the almost new Crystal Cutler.

The mighty Viking was still working.  See the Celebrity ship in the haze.

along with even more powerful fleetmate Irish Sea, still intact and tied up at Vinik Marine.

Glen Cove was still working;  she was sold south.

Then the gallivanting started, here with a stop under the Route 213 bridge alongside the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal to watch the almost-new Mako go by. 

Down to Key West and USCGC Mohawk WPG-78, now a fish condo.  She was reefed almost exactly a year later.

Florida is unusual in that few Kirby tugboats, to my knowledge, work as assist boat.  She’s currently operated as a Seabulk tug.

C-Tractor 5 and its fleetmate

the slightly more powerful lucky 13 set the bar for unusual design and color scheme.

All photos, WVD, who’s making arrangements for more gallivanting soon, although it looks to be in the interior on the continent rather than along the edges.

If you’ve not seen a ULCV, CMA CGM A. Lincoln is coming in this afternoon/evening.

 

Here’s GLDD’s cutter suction dredge Florida as seen from above the cutter head and

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photo taken October 2010 in the KVK

from alongside.  I took the first three photos in this post.

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photo taken October 2010

Here’s Weeks cutter suction dredge C. R. McCaskill with Sea Wolf serving as a tender.

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photo taken near Rockaway Inlet September 2013

USACE E. A. Woodruff was built in 1873 and worked the Ohio. Technically, I think Woodruff was a snag boat.

0aab1E A Woodruff Corps of Engineers Snag Boatc 1910

USACE Florida was the most technologically advanced dredge built when it was launched in 1904.  Unfortunately, she sank with loss of life 14 years later and is currently a dive site.

0achsDredge and Snagboat Florida - 1918

USACE Barnard was built in 1904 as well in Camden and sold to Mexico in 1942.

0achs1Dredge Barnard Tampa 1924-1925

Here’s another view of Barnard with

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a tender alongside.  It looks a lot like the buoy boats on the Erie Canal.

0achs3Dredge Bernard Tampa Florida - 1924

Dredge Welatka was built in 1925.

0aab2Dredge Welatka Florida 1938

Dredge Congaree was built in 1914 in Charleston SC.

0achs4Dredge Congaree intercostal Water Way - 1940

Here’s USACE Potter originally built in 1932 and still in use.

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For many more vintage USACE photos, click here.

Many thanks to Barrel for this trip through USACE technological history.

What?  Photoshop?

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No, it’s not .  . . here’s the namesake, which has its own namesake.

And another . ..  evidently named for a ghost town.

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Here’s another.  Was Florida settled and named by witty folk with an unusual sense of humor?

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It looks like Dump Key was the toned-down version . . . .  Here’s a bunch more of Keys-nomenclature.

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And here is the wikipedia take on odd names.

Many thanks to JLF for sending this along.

I’m loving this.  Please send more fun with charts and even maps and signs.

The photo below shows a vessel with a quite rare place of registry . . . Washington DC!  How often do you see that  on a stern?  More on that later.   These photos were taken about a week ago, and have since scattered to the seven seas.

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Florida has an unusual wheelhouse although it has to have great upward views . . .

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I was surprised to learn Balsa 87 was built in 2012, given its design and small size.

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Bonny Island . . . offloading

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salt?  Before Christmas it was in Savannah . . . now it’s–like me–is in the sixth boro.

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Bright Hero has since moved from Savannah to New Orleans.

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This one’s for bowsprite . . .  who sometimes is afflicted with the same type of misperception as I am . . .  Not surprisingly, this name has been given to many vessels, but this Ocean Pearl is currently departing Delaware Bay.

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UASC Shuaiba has since traversed the Panama Canal!

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And that DC-registed container ship . . . it entered Savannah escorted by Florida and

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and –15 hours later–departed with Savannah as escort.

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Washington Express . . . a great name.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

A quick post before headed out roadstering.  Moran tugs  Edward J and Diane await.

Crescent boats do the same at their dock on Hutchinson Island in the background as Diane returns to her dock.

Crescent Bulldog escorts in Maersk Jenaz.

Bulldog backs out for the next job.

Still later is at the dock flanked by Savannah and Gen Oglethorpe.  Anyone help identify the tug far right?

Orida heads out as well.

I don’t know the company here, but from right to left:  Ponca (in dry dock), John Parrish, and Sara Kaitlin.

Closeup of drydock near the end of shift on New Year’s Eve.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  More as soon as the roads, wi-fi hot spots, and all other factors allow.

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