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Here was a post I did four years ago.  Scroll through and the second image from last is an icebreaking run I did with Cornell in the Kingston NY area.  Here were my posts Ice 2 and the first Ice.

Below . . . a foto from Gerard Thornton showing Gary Nelson on Gage Paul Thornton.  Gary seems to be keeping relatively good humor in spite of the cold.

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Gulf Dawn returns a dredge scow to the AK.

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See the icicles on an anchor which less than a month ago was splashed with tropical water.

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Margaret and Laura K. Moran assist Valle Azzurra in from sea.

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McAllister Sisters heads upriver with

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RTC 60 and –I’m speculating– lots of heating oil for New York state homes.

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McAllister Girls –here passing Sassafras–is a boat I haven’t seen in a while.

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Thanks to Gerard Thornton for the first foto;  all others by Will Van Dorp, who believes that one reason to put up such cold fotos  is so that we can look back in July and feel delightfully cooled by these images.

Here was 5 in this series.

This is the view from the bridge looking forward on Key Frontier, built 2011 in Maizuru, Japan.  From this point to the bow is 638′ and to the stern is about 100′.   Note the approaching tug and barge.


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The length on the tug is 64′ .

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The orange tanker in the distance is 800′.  See the crewman standing  on the edge of hold #4 just to the left of the green half mark for the helipad?  He’s around 6′.

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He’s a spotter for activity below inside the hold.

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The bucket can hold holds 30 tons when full.

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When a hold is just about empty, a loader is lowered to assist in filling the bucket.

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These trucks can hold up to 40 tons.  The ship transports between 50 and 60 thousand tons.

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Safe driving on the ice.

All Fotos by Will Van Dorp.  Thanks to Brian DeForest for access to the process.

Here Key Frontier‘s itinerary for the past six months:

2014 January 23rd, 14:30:44 UTC New York /u.s.a.
2013 December 26th, 12:00:22 UTC Tocopilla /chile
2013 November 19th, 22:00:34 UTC Roberts Banks
2013 November 19th, 22:00:25 UTC Roberts Banks
2013 November 19th, 22:00:14 UTC English Bay Anch.
2013 October 21st, 10:00:12 UTC Lanshan/china
2013 August 19th, 19:00:37 UTC Mejillones/chile
2013 August 9th, 15:00:13 UTC Cristobal,panama
2013 July 31st, 15:00:14 UTC Baltimore/usa
2013 July 12th, 21:30:58 UTC Rotterdam/netherland

Roberts Bank and English Bay are both in British Columbia.

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