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Really random . . . starts with this foto thanks to Maureen Cassidy-Geiger. More of hers to come, fotos of other waters directly accessible FROM the sixth boro of NY and NJ. This foto of unidentified cruiser and tug was off Livorno, Italia. Hmmmm . . . maybe we need a new government agency with initials SBNYNJ . . . another place to get permits from and provide studies for . . . hmmm NAH!!
Next two fotos from Bill Whateley showing a tug delivering a crane barge off the island of
Spinalonga east of Iraklion, Crete. Bill usually blogs about the South Devon coast.
Moving into the waters that ARE the sixth boro . . . Elk River and Peter F Gellatly cater to the needs of Carnival Glory at the Manhattan passenger terminal.
Thanks to Maureen, Bill, and Justin for some of these fotos. All others by Will Van Dorp. If you wish to share what you spot in exotic places–all accessible from the sixth boro because of the miracle of water–I’m happy to post.
Off topic: last night northbound near Haverstraw Bay, I crossed path with –I believe–southbound steam yacht Cangarda. Meeting this vessel around midnight in a wide, dark, calm part of the river almost seemed like an encounter in a dream, a pleasant hallucination. Has anyone spotted her southbound on the Hudson this week? If so, I’d love to put up your fotos; grainy fotos I don’t like to use. . . . sorry. Here’s a TV news report from last week about Cangarda.
Guess the location? Answer comes at the end of the post.
Janice Ann Reinauer, about to leave aboard Blue Marlin for foreign waters via the sixth boro and all the places it leads to, once graced our fine harbor with this lush pudding. JAR,I will miss you. Foto below was taken in September 2007, at the Tugboat race.
What you see here today, you might see in a port faraway the next. Here’s Megan McAllister in Port Jefferson. Foto by Capt. G Justin Zizes, Jr. Is that really a gangplank leading from the dock to the starboard portion of the bow?
Before I tell the location of this tugboat, here’s a clue . . if you can read it: Ηράκλειο. So it the logo and name on the vessel in the background.
And the answer is Iraklion, Crete. Minotaurus comes thanks to my sister, Cookie Baker. You’d think with a name like this, the tug owner would take a lesson in accoutrements from the good folk on Brangus.
All other fotos by Will Van Dorp.