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Since W. O. Decker may soon be seen albeit briefly in the sixth boro, let’s start with this photo from July 2008, as she chugs past the waterfall under the Brooklyn Bridge, thanks to an Icelandic-Danish artist named Olafur Eliasson.

Reinauer had some of the same names as now assigned to different boats here a decade ago but now no more on this side of the Atlantic, like Dean.

Some names have not (yet) been reassigned like John.

Now for some that are still here, though some have different paint and names:  Juliet is now Big Jake.  Matthew Tibbetts is still all the same, externally at least.

Stena Poseidon–a great name– is now Espada Desgagnes, and Donald C may still be laid up as Mediterranean Sea.

The long-lived, many-named Dorothy Elizabeth has been scrapped.

Rowan M. McAllister is still around, but the Jones Act tanker S/R Wilmington has succumbed to scrappers’ tools in Brownsville TX.

Falcon has left the sixth boro for Philly and Vane, and Grand Orion, as of today, is headed for Belgium.

And finally . . . June K here assisting with Bouchard B. No. 295 . . .    she’s still around and hard  at work as Sarah Ann.

All photos by Will Van Dorp in July 2008.

 

All photos today I took in May and early June of 2008.  Odin, configured this was in 1982, is now known as Jutte Cenac, after considerable reconfiguration.  You’d no longer look twice at her now, as you would back then.

Scotty Sky, the Blount-built tanker launched in 1960, was rendered obsolete on January 1, 2015  by OPA 90, and now calls the Caribbean home.

When I took this photo along the South Brooklyn docks, I had no idea that it was to become the Brookfield Place ferry terminal. 

I had no idea until looking this up that Joan McAllister is the current Nathan G.

Juliet Reinauer now works as Big Jake.

For Lettie G Howard, another decade is somewhat insignificant, given that it’s been afloat since 1893.  Currently she’s sailing up the St. Lawrence bound for Lake Erie. The NJ shoreline there has changed quite a bit, beginning with the removal of the Hess tanks there around 2014.

Crow was scrapped in 2015.  I caught her last ride powered by Emily Ann here (and scroll)  in May 2014.

And finally, back in 2008, this living fossil was still hard at work,

gainfully plying the Hudson. This Kristin was scrapped sometime in 2012.

All photos taken in late spring 2008 by Will Van Dorp.

 

Sea Power has been lurking in and around the sixth boro the past few days, and I will continue trying to get some good photos of her, but on 9-22-16 Jack Ronalds up at the Canso Canal caught these photos of her as she headed into Lake Erie to pick up her barge constructed in Erie PA.

Remember, if you need photos of a vessel traveling between the Great Lakes and the west Atlantic Coast from the Maritimes southward, Jack’s your guy.   See some of his work (2440 photos) here.

4-24-08  Dean Reinauer passes NYK Daedalus.  This Dean left NYC for Nigeria in June 2011. 

6-16-08  Juliet Reinauer pushed oil a decade ago.  She’s still in the harbor working as Big Jake.

6-23-08  Odin . . . no longer has an adjustable wheelhouse and may be laid up, and ITB Groton, single-hulled tanker, . . . was sold in later 2008 to Nigerian interests first to ship grain and then returned to petroleum trade.  It was sent to Alang and scrapped in late 2013.

9-13-08  Viking seen here out of the notch has made its way to Kirby and is currently very busy on the Hudson.

9-05-10  Here’s another showing Viking out of the notch and all gussied up, and (it seems) terrifying W. O. Decker.

And finally, another from 9-22-16, a shot of Sea Power heading north through the Canso Canal and ultimately to Lake Erie to pick up its mated barge.  In the background is the 60+ year-old quarry now operated by  Martin Marietta Materials in Aulds Cove, where vessels like and including Alice Oldendorff pick up the aggregates.  Last year, four million tons worth of rock was shipped from here.

Many thanks to Jack for use of his photos.  All others by Will Van Dorp, who has learned that as of this morning, Sea Power is sailing for Charleston SC.

 

Here’s what’s on the surface and

here’s a bigger picture.  That trio in the sky following Bruce A McAllister tails us as well!

Big Jake once

trafficked the sixth boro as Juliet Reinauer.

Over at the Brooklyn passenger terminal, Jonathan C waits,

canvas on the fenders, to assist Crown Princess out.

And given my scarceness in the sixth boro, the only image I have to date of the new Capt. Brian A. McAllister has the tug concealed by Alex and Eric.

And then out on the Sound, it’s John P Wronowski and escort,

headed for the barn.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who recently stumbled onto an interesting blog, now added to my blogroll under a seamsters.org  Damn autocorrect . . . I really typed aa seasisters.org          the “aa” being there to keep this near the top of my links.

 

Sometimes I like to start new categories so that the numbers don’t get so high, boats no longer extant or frequent get a second look, and we realize that time is passing pretty fast.  So all the photos here I took more than seven years ago.  Some have been on the blog before, but not together and not edited exactly as they are now.

Like Norwegian Sea, she used to be a wintertime staple running up the River, easily recognizable by her upper wheelhouse.

Juliet is still around but not very busy under her new name . . . it seems.

This boat, like her namesake, is gone too soon. Pegasus is still around but no longer looks this way.

Zeus was on the Great Lakes after working in the sixth boro, but I’ve lost track of her.

Volunteer, another unmistakable profile, now long time gone from here.

Zachery  . . . still around and still working. High Peace is now registered Vietnamese and goes by Pvt Dolphin.

Just to break the pattern here, here’s a photo I took of Zachery a few days ago.

Take my word for this last photo . . . the distant unit I can’t identify although I’m guessing a Reinauer boat, but the closer vessel is outrageous.  Actually I mean Outrageous.  That’s the name.  Click here (and scroll) for a previous photo of Outrageous, which I believe used to be based in the sixth boro.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

The Nemo-deer figurehead had led us to midpoint in the KVK before the fuel soured in the engine, and

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Kristy Ann Reinauer (shown here with Stephen last summer over by the AK Bridge) offered a tow to a quicker safer anchorage over

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where futile calls for assistance led nowhere when the dispatcher for a certain unnamed membership-based rescue service wanted to know where between Lake Erie and Erie Canal  one might find the location of Erie Basin (!?@!?)

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and USCG patrol/headquarters sorted out their protocols and

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graciously towed us to Red Hook.  For a a photo of your truly doing his own fotos, check this link, with many thanks to Tom Turner.

Meanwhile, I’m still gallivanting in the Coosa, Tennessee,  and  Chattahoochee watersheds.  Fotos soon, but I’m striking out with much traffic of the rivers.

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About Kristy Ann, I’m wondering if she’s a twin of Juliet?

Photos, WVD.

Well, it’s not chaos when so many vessels move purposefully in such close proximity. Between a passing John P. Brown and a moored Stena Antarctica, Scott C and Dorothy Elizabeth finesse a fuel barge into a tight spot.

Cooperating here are Scott C — less than 2 years old, 4500 hp, and 105 loa — and Dorothy Elizabeth — 57 years afloat, 1800 hp, and 100 loa.

Matthew Tibbetts and an unidentified McAllister do the same,

as do June K and Bouchard Girls, and

then Matthew Tibbetts moves in to assist Juliet Reinauer.

Herding barges: chaos it’s not, nor is it loco motion. It’s commotion.

Photos, WVD.

Thanks to Bernard Ente, photographic evidence of Sea Bull, just in time to honor the wonderful Taurus folks in my life. Happy b’day . . . you may agree with positives and negatives . . . like prudence but self-consciousness. Btw, anyone identify the location?

Location is Hell Gate, up where the sixth boro touches three others: Manhattan, Bronx, & Queens.

Taurus flows into Gemini, and to honor all of you–including my son and my mother–some pairs follow. Like June K. sidling up to Juliet Reinauer pushing barge Hartford . . .

and Sea Wolf overtaking James Turecamo while Patrick Sky disappears over on the Staten Island side.

Geminis are articulate and adaptable, adjectives that could surely describe Odin, to me, the most unusual tug in the sixth boro… See link here for wheelhouse down.  Actually, Norse god Odin had shape-shifting abilities.

In honor of Gemini inquisitiveness, here’s a Q: I took the foto about three years ago on Long Island Sound. Anyone identify? The stack design seems it could be a giveaway, but I don’t know it.

I called this Bronze 1 some months back. It’s the distinguishing color for the Reinauer fleet.

Juliet

Curtis

Dean

Craig Eric

Meredith C.

Morgan . . . and oh so many more all pushing fuel. It’s the safest way to move fuel closer to your gas station. Lisa M. is the expert on Oil on the Brain–and everywhere else.

Given all these names, I’d love to see a Reinauer family tree.

My father–a dairy farmer all his life–used to name cows for friends and acquaintances but never family members, never cute names. I wonder what he’s have done for naming if he’d pursued his childhood dream of being a Rhine barge captain.

Photos, WVD.

All that power . . . it makes foam, like on the mouth of a horse or draft ox overexerting itself, or

 

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like below the mill race, or

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a very localized storm

 

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like natural ones that generate sea foam, which supernaturally produced Venus a la Bottecelli. Viva la spuma!

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I wonder how much mud moves around when thousands of horsepower spin the wheels in in shallow water.

Now see all mirror & no foam around the tugs over at Biffle’s Pacific northwest site. Wow!

Tugs top to bottom: Juliet Reinauer, McAllister Responder, Patricia Ann, and Nathan E. Stewart

Fotos: Will Van Dorp

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