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Back in the sixth boro . . . it’s a head-on shot of Thomas J. Brown, with multiple icons of the harbor behind her.

Mister T pushes some loaded barges out east beneath the 59th Street Bridge in the photo below,

and tows twice as many empties westbound in the next photo.

Mary Turecamo shifts deck cargo barge New York from Red Hook over toward the other container ports of NYC/NJ, keeping a good number of trucks off the roads and bridges.

Meredith C. Reinauer moves RTC 150 out in the direction of the Sound.

Philadelphia pushes fuel barge Double Skin 503 into the Kills, over to where Ellen McAllister assists Genesis Liberty out of her IMTT berth.

Then Genesis Liberty moves GM 11105 around and outbound.

Robert Burton, usually pushing compacted garbage barges, the other day was doing

rock scow duty.

And rounding out this post, Ava M. McAllister, still in her first half year of working in the sixth boro, heads out to escort in a vessel just in from sea.

All photos recently by Will Van Dorp.

 

Genesis Energy likely has more boats on inland waters than offshore.  I saw the first two boats in today’s post first when they had Hornbeck livery.

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Genesis Victory used to be Huron Service  (and further regression is found at that link) and

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Genesis Liberty used to be

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Liberty Service, and here’s more regressions on both.

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A lot of boats in the harbor have worn other names previously.  It’s true of Mary Alice.  

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Here’s her history, thanks to Birk’s gold mine site.

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Jonathan C, however, is brand spanking new, having been christened less than a year ago.  But starting from week one, maintenance needs doing.

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Ditto Janet D, she’s less than two years old.

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And here is Labrador Sea as I saw her last week, but when I first photographed her she looked

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like this. And although I have none of my own photos, here’s what I first saw.

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I hope you enjoyed this look backwards.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

Navigator . . . until I looked carefully, I assumed she operated out of the Chesapeake/Elizabeth River in Virginia, because her colors are similar to tugs like Kodiak.   But I stand corrected . . . Balico Marine Services . . . I had not known that name.

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And Realist, the nearer tug, I thought she was always at the dock, as here, tied in front of Hubert Bays.

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Well, yesterday, Realist crossed the Upper Bay when I was there, and she needed the upper wheelhouse to see over GL66.

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Below is a photo of Realist, taken not quite a year ago.  In this batch of photos here from Paul Strubeck, you’ll find a photo of Realist fleet mate Specialist.

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Here’s Dolphin, which I last saw in the Mississippi here almost a year and a half ago.

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Yesterday the 70 degree air temperatures made the Upper Bay quite foggy, a nice effect.

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And finally . . . Genesis Liberty, you can see her here in some of her previous lives– Hornbeck and before– in this post from eight years ago!!

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Eight years ago, the skyline didn’t look this way either.

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For more older photos of two of the tugs in today’s post, click here, a post from three years ago.

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All the photos here by Will Van Dorp.

 

 

Credit for all photos today goes to John Huntington.  Check out his website here.

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John writes:  “I generally like crazy weather but it was painful out there.  I drove out on the pier (the one by the Brooklyn Army Terminal) and would get back in the car periodically to warm up.  [The temperature registered low and the windy was . . . well . . . excessive.]   I had my ski gloves on and kept turning the camera off when I was trying to adjust the aperture so I blew a bunch of shots.”  But the crew of Genesis Liberty was out working.  And over in the distance is Anthem of the Seas . . . between runs.  See two diverging opinions on Anthem here and here.

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As of this writing, Genesis Liberty is already up in Boston and Anthem . . . back at sea.

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And when John says he likes “crazy weather,” here’s a sample of what he means.

Be safe out there, all.

Entirely unrelated, check out this uncovered shipwreck from San Diego.

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