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Remember the logic in this series is . . . the first pic of the month and the last pic of the month . . .

Early September found me still along the Acushnet . . .  Malena–as of this writing–is in Sierra Leone, having bounced around the Caribbean since departing New Bedford.

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By September’s end, Wavertree was slathered in a beautiful red primer.

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Early October . . . that’s North Star off the Orient Point, and Plum Gut, with Plum Island in the background.

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Late October . . . a conversation led to an invitation to tour iMTT Bayonne and see Marion Moran at the tug fuel station from the waterside.  I still need to post about that.

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November . . . and Med Sea bound for the Sound and beyond.

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Joyce D. Brown going back to the kills.

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And late in the month, my only view of Patty Nolan, on the hard in Verplanck. Click here for some of many posts on the 1931 Patty.

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Early December . . .it’s mild and I decided to experiment with some color separation on Margaret Moran. Click here for a post from seven-plus years ago with Margaret Moran  . . .

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And since December has not yet ended, I will post this in its incomplete state, with the promise of a “last December 2015”  post yet to come.

This is my last post for 2015.  Happy New Year.  May it be peaceful and safe.

Here are the previous posts in this series.

Of course I need to start with this vessel, named for a mathematician, Gaspard Monge.  Never heard of him?  Or it? Me neither.

According to this Military Today article, neither the US nor Russia has an equivalent missile tracking vessel.  It’s fitting that on a vessel named for the founder of descriptive and differential geometry, which I’ve never studied, there would be radar systems I’ve never heard of.

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As for things I’ve never heard of, Maersk Semarang is named for an Indonesian city that would rank fifth in the US by population if it were in this country.  Here Kirby Moran escorts her in.

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Margrit Rickmers used to be Maersk Dhaka.  The Rickmers name always makes me recall a post I did over seven years ago about a tall ship with the odd name Rickmers Rickmers.  

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An indication that the Bayonne Bridge has not yet been raised is the folded down mast just to the left of the radome.

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In the past six weeks, this ship has departed Shanghai and stopped at Oman and Algeria before calling in the sixth boro.

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I’ve been gallivanting a lot these days–with more to come.  This cargo ship was in the port of New Bedford two weeks ago.  Now it’s headed for Haiti.

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My money says she hauls fish.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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