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The photo below is somewhat misleading; MSC Beijing was assisted in–from outside the VZ Bridge by the two 6000s–Jonathan C and JRT–but Doris just happened to be in proximity as the ship passed.
Earlier in that glorious 65-degree day with the strange cloud, here was JRT assisting another ship around Bergen Point . . ..
Margaret was assisting on the bow.
And in quite different light less than a half hour later, here Jonathan C escorts a related ship around the point,
in tandem with James D. It should be noted that while Amber was inbound NYC from the UK, Georgia was arriving from Spain, converging–I suppose–at Ambrose. Now that’s logistics.
Jennifer Turecamo followed around the Point.
Half hour later, Margaret and JRT headed back to the barn.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here are some snows days in the sixth boro from previous seasons. Yesterday’s saw crews on duty doing what they always do. Cielo di Milano was outbound, as was Peney, a practically new ship, emptied of her Mejillones safety product.
09:50 My thermometer registered 23 degrees F, and a squall was passing over Manhattan but not here.
10:15 In less than a half hour, the snow squall has intensified on the KVK.
10:15 Portside watch reports on distance already away from the salt dock, where product was trucking out the gate.
10:18 That’s Jonathan C at starboard and Margaret on the bow.
10:20 JRT heads westbound after an assist in the harbor.
11:42 See the juice carrier, Orange Blossom 2, Jonathan C, IMTT, and WTC1?
11:42 Here’s what the unaltered version of the photo above looks like. I enhanced color in the version above.
11:46 All were cautious but moving.
All photos by Will Van Dorp. More tomorrow from the same Saturday morning snow squall.
Since I’ve tons to do today, comment will be minimal. The photo below I took near the KVK salt pile on January 14, 2016. Eagle Ford, to the right, has since been scrapped in Pakistan.
The history of Alnair, photo taken in Havana harbor on February 4, 2016, is still untraced. It looks like an ex-USN tug. Click here for more Cuban photos.
This photo of JRT Moran and Orange Sun I took on March 12.
June 1, I took this, with Robert E. McAllister and an invisible Ellen escorting Maersk Idaho out the door.
July 14, I saw GL tug Nebraska yank bulkier Isolda with 56,000 tons of corn through a narrow opening and out the Maumee.
August 23 I caught Atlantic Sail outbound past a nearly completed Wavertree. And come to think of it, this is a perfect Janus photo.
September 9 at the old port in Montreal I caught Svitzer Montreal tied up and waiting for the next job.
October 18, I caught Atlanticborg and Algoma Enterprise down bound between Cape Vincent and Clayton NY.
November 4, while waiting for another tow, I caught Sarah Ann switching out scrap scows in the Gowanus.
And I’ll end this retrospective Janus post with a mystery shot, which I hope to tell you more about in 2017. All I’ll say is that I took it yesterday and can identify only some of what is depicted. Anyone add something about this photo?
I feel blessed with another year of life, energy, gallivants, and challenges. Thank you for reading and writing me. Special thanks to you all who sent USPS cards ! I wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2017. Here’s what Spock would say and where he got it.
Here was my “last hours” post from 2015. And here from the year before with some vessels sailing away forever. And here showing what I painted in the last hours of 2013. And one more with origins “oud jaardag” stuff from the finale of 2011.
Here’s the previous in the series . . .
but for December 2016, Robert IV leads the way with season’s wreathings, at least the first I’ve seen. All these photos were take on a windy day a week ago.
Quantico Creek crosses westward toward the Kills . . .
while at about that same moment, Marie J Turecamo heads in the opposite direction, passing
the Lafarge barge Alexandra (It’s likely Doris Moran standing by off her stern) and JRT Moran escorting in Auriga Leader.
Bering Sea also heads eastbound,
as does Joyce D. Brown . . .
while the longtime HMS tugs Liberty and
St Andrews. With them virtually side-by-side, I can see some livery nuances distinguishing them.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Given the glorious sunshine, the transition from summer to fall begs another series. Let’s start with Maule,
2/3s of her escort, and
a fraction of her crew.
Following in Maule‘s wake, Helsinki Bridge arrives, here with half its escort.
McKinley Sea traverses the Upper Bay and passes
In the harbor was Cordula Jacob and Seastar, as seen from two angles.
with some ferries and a Miller’s Launch crew boat.
Caitlin Ann and
Miss Lizzy work the AK and in the
KVK, for the last day, there are two glorious ships with bright futures . . .
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Summertime and the living is easy . . . and Sassafras is bringing fuel to MSC Marianna.
JRT Moran is preparing to assist MSC Busan out of its berth
Another section of Rockefeller University’s River Campus is shipping in aboard Witte 1401 moved by Emily Ann,
passing Zachery and Jason Reinauer and
Crystal Cutler moves Patricia E. Poling westbound . . .
Brendan Turecamo assists MSC Busan back out
on its way
All photos taken yesterday by Will Van Dorp, who is leaving the area for a while. Details tomorrow.
Some people are up before dawn on Easter because of work. But at sunrise this morning from Bard Street and looking west . . . it was gray.
Looking east . . . dawn smudged the rosy fingers’ painting. Lucy Reinauer pushed RTC 83 in that direction, while the Moran 6000 hp tractors returned to the barn after helping Hanjin Shenzhen out to sea and southbound.
And the Bayonne windmill has revived its current production. Passing it in order were JRT Moran,
and James D. In the distance, that’s Barney Turecamo and
Miriam also passed.
Caitlin Ann and
Hunting Creek also worked their way into Easter morning.
here’s how I first saw her.
Many thanks to Erin Urban, executive director of Noble Maritime for those photos and information.
The interior view is unique; the exterior . . . of course has been seen so often that your eyes might see right past it. This beacon in the harbor has appeared in countless tugster posts, and will continue to do so. Here’s just one. What you may not know is that in the lighthouse there is a “construction cam” focused on work at the New York Wheel. Be sure to try “live stream cam 2” and its time lapse.
Below is a view of CMA CGM La Scala from a week ago, the same day the Noble Maritime crew was at the light.
Here’s the abridged written report:
Tasks accomplished: We brought out materials with which to clean up, including contractor’s bags, brooms, cardboard boxes, and another dustpan. We also brought out a 60 lb. bag of mortar and water. We added a new light in the cellar and brought out two more Mag lights and a long extension cord so we can light the cellar and any other places that need it. We also brought out another 5-gallon can of gasoline.
André cemented the area in the cellar below the new cellar door.
Pete and Kevin got the light set up in the basement and then began the clear out. Then, with Erin, they began removing accumulated trash and unneeded equipment. We cleaned and cleared all the rooms, especially the second floor supply room and the stairwell, and organized a tool cabinet on the first floor. We found a box of stuff having to do with the web camera and stored it on the fourth floor in the room where the web camera batteries are set up.
The New York Wheel worker charged up the batteries for the web camera and got it working again; it had been down since last fall.
Next steps: We will go out to do more work on the interior. We have to shovel out the cellar, for example, and finish painting the small rooms on the fourth level.
We will at the same time do a video explaining all the aspects of the work we have to do at the lighthouse. Our spring projects will include getting more ventilation and painting the exterior so we can set up the canopy and the solar power to light the interior and exterior of the site.”
Many thanks to Erin and her crew for their work and for permission to use these photos and this report.
At the same moment, I was getting these photos of CMA CGM La Scala, with JRT Moran tailing and
Kirby Moran made up to the lower set of recessed shell bits.
Last two photos by Will Van Dorp.
Random, but mostly a celebration of orange. Click here and you’ll see how obsessive i’ve been about these juice tankers. More even than about wine tankers, which I’ve no knowledge of ever seeing. Milk tankers, you ask? Well, if you mean the ones that travel from farm to processing/bottling plant, I’m familiar with them but no pics.
Shanghai Trader came in the same day.
Stealth Berana, here with Scott Turecamo and New Hampshire lightering, seems to have undergone a name-change recently.
Back to the juice tanker, it seems that fewer than a dozen of these vessels carry one-fourth of the world supply!
Here’s another shot of Caroline Oldendorff with ABC-1 at stern starboard quarter and Nicholas Miller passing along port. Go, Nicholas.
Zim Tarragona is named for an ancient port.
A juice tanker called Southern Juice was renamed to the last three letters of its name “ICE” for its trip to Bangladesh breakers beach. See the story here on p. 19/20.
The salt bulker Aghia Skepi is named for a Greek Orthodox holy day.
Finally, Orange Sun . . . you’d think it would have an orange hull, like the Staten Island ferry in the background, right?
All photos of the sixth boro activities by Will Van Dorp.