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Click here for the previous posts in this series. It’s good for me to revisit past posts because then I can locate and correct some errors, like having two “2”s in this series, now corrected. I also notice that i’ve learned a thing or two about a thing or two. Like, technically, the color is not “maroon” but “signal red.” Or is it? Maybe only model makers call it that? I’m also happy about the people I’ve met along the way who helped me learn these things and who sometimes send along photos. All photos today were taken a bit south of the sixth boro and come from frequent contributor Jed Jedrlinic.
Jed took all these photos around Norfolk a few years back on the dates shown, but let me arrange the boats in the order of manufacture.
Patricia Moran was built in 1962 but then saw a major redesign and rebuilt in 1999; it was the 4th of the MORtrac class. The only photo I’ve found of her pre-1999 is here . . . on page 3.
I don’t mean to be critical, but the modern wheelhouse/rest of the house marriage here looks . . . transitional to my 2016 eyes.
Marci Moran launched in 1999, the first Moran tractor built at Washburn & Doughty (W & D).
Karen Moran, 2000, the 2nd W & D tractor.
Tracy Moran, 2000, already the 4th W & D tractor.
Kaye E Moran, 2003, the 8th W & D tractor.
April Moran, 2006, the 12th W & D tractor.
And finally, one of my photos, JRT Moran is the most recent–so far–and 29th W & D tractor for Moran. She’s barely seen here, but in the background are Kirby Moran–27th, and James D. Moran–28th by . . . W & D. Rhat’s also the ATB Linda Moran in the way background.
All photos credited to John Jedrlinic, except the last one, which was taken by Will Van Dorp.
This post represents no more the definitive port of Tampa than a sampling of an hour’s worth of traffic on the KVK, at the Brooklyn Bridge, or past the Holland Tunnel vents would be a definitive capture of the sixth boro of NYC. I’m grateful to a nameless Nemo for these shots . . . like the coal-pushing Jason E. Duttinger and the barge Winna Wilson.
Here’s the 6000 hp Duttinger out of the notch.
As is OSG Endurance, 8000 hp.
From l to r, Sea Hawk . . . 8000 hp, Valiant . . .also 8000, and Linda Moran . . . 5100. I’m not sure what the small tug in the distance is. Also, click here and scroll to see the last time Sea Hawk has appeared in tugster, painted green.
And finally, what’s not visible in the photo below is Paul’s nose. Click here to see a light bow-forward photo of Paul T. Moran.
Again, many thanks to nN for these photos.
All fotos here from yesterday . ..
Liberty Service as you may never have seen her. Here (third foto in this link) she was four years ago.
In the past year, this Pegasus has sprouted an upper wheelhouse; compare with here.
Welcome to the waters around Houston. Well . .. I do mean the 118,000-barrel barge married to Linda Moran. Uh . . . do tugs and barges ever get divorced?
Trucks on the water pushed by Shawn Miller.
I realized only later that–had my conveyance lingered here–I would have seen Catherine C. Miller push past with FIVE trailers/tractors on a barge. See her in the distance there beyond the bow of RTC 83.
Reinauer Twins waits alongside RTC 104 with a faux lighthouse in the background.
Lucy Reinauer–earlier Texaco Diesel Chief built in Oyster Bay NY–is the push behind RTC 83.
And thanks to wide-eyed bowsprite, a vessel I’ve not seen before pushing stone. It’s Patricia. She reminds me of a vessel I spotted along the road a few years back . . . Hoss.
So, this is the “plus” in the title, the group-sourcing request portion of this post: what company is operating Patricia?
And another question . . . from an eagle-eyed upriver captain. Notice the weather instruments on this channel marker just off Bannerman’s Island (I am planning to do another post on this unique location north of West Point.) And . . .
here are more weather instruments on this federally-maintained channel marker off the Rondout. Questions: who’s responsible for these and is there a website where the data collected can be monitored?
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, except for the last three, which come from bowsprite and Capt. Thalassa.
Speaking of bowsprite, today she’s running Radio Lilac and I’ll be there tending bar. Here’s something of the inspiration. Come on by if you have the time. Teleport in if you’re otherwise out of range.
Here was a similar foggy day in the sixth boro a few months back. AIS showed me this vessel with an auspicious name, and I figured it’d just magically turn clear if I went outside to watch. Frogma found fog more glorious than I did.
Wrong!! This is what fog looked like out there this morning. That’s Charles D. McAllister headed out to meet a huge orange containership. Somewhere off Charles D.‘s stern is the shiny new Curtis Reinauer . . . but obscured. What fog sounds like, though, is not captured here . . . low pitched blasts, penetrating yet not loud.
Up on the KVK . . . this vessel that I’d seen in port a month ago was at the dock, begging to be redubbed Foggy Venture.
Wolf River headed out as Chesapeake Coast pushed barge Chesapeake in.
R/V Seawolf passes by Sarasota on her way out as well.
Ellen McAllister joins Charles D. in assisting Rumanian-built Rio Madeira into a berth. On a clear day, this would look quite different.
FDNY M8 cruises out to the Narrows and back. Off the bow of M8, it’s Marie J. Turecamo assisting
Linda Moran over to Sarasota, where
Julia has just made a personnel call.
Cormorant throws wings up . . .when’s this going to clear?
Unrelated . . . but while I was studying AIS over coffee this morning, I saw that Ouro do Brasil was heading up Delaware Bay. Now that’s a vessel with a paint scheme I’d love to see. Anyone pass along fotos?
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who still has more Mississippi watershed fotos to share.
Freja Pegasus, Turecamo Girls, and Arctic Bay . . . the previous cargo post begs this one, so I spent three hours looking around the sixth boro yesterday. If you click on the link embedded in each large vessel name, you’ll get a sense of their range by reading the section “port history.” What’s NOT listed there is the land-scape (as depicted yesterday) cargoes travel to get to the ports and seas.
Tverskoy Bridge and Peter F. Gellatly. The tanker is bunkering before heading for the Bahamas.
Stolt Sneland and Linda Moran stern and
areas around the bows. A name like Atlantic Rose make me imagine a fleet mate named Atlantic Fell.
OOCL Britain and McAllister Responder, I think.
Here are two of the 109 daily trips the Staten Island ferries make daily. Vessels are JFK and Molinari . . . I think.
Tverskoy Bridge again as darkness ends my ability to use the camera.
An AIS screen capture is not that photogenic, but I find the names fascinating.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Here’s a followup on SS Badger: the coal-fired steam ferry gets a reprieve because of the trade in wind power!!! Who woulda thunked!!?!
And finally, here’s a note I’d like to reiterate for anyone connected with the Gwendoline Steers‘ sinking of a half century ago: “My name is Loary Milanese Gunn, you can see my posts on this Tugster blog re: the Gwendoline Steers. Steve Knox and I have since created the Facebook Page in Memory of the GS. We are having a memorial wreathe-laying ceremony to honor the 50th year of the sinking. I want to invite all of the crewmen’s family members. Would you please forward your email to me so I may extend to you and your family a proper invite? Loary ”
I know not everyone does FB. You can contact Loary through tugster.
On a different note, check out this video of a flotilla headed up to the tugboat roundup a few weeks back.