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An unlikely duo, and now separated . . .

Feng Huang Ao had no intention of being here . . . .

but it experienced an engine room fire over a month ago and was towed here for repairs.  Don’t those look like scorch marks?

LSD-51 aka Oak Hill has since left for missions unadvertised.

Ypapanti is a fairly new crude tanker . . .  .

Read this in case you wondered about the name . . .   “presentation of Christ.”  This angle here reminds me of the sentry boxes in San Juan.

Here’s a satellite grab of vessels waiting to be scrapped in Aliaga, Turkey.  See the three self-unloaders?

Ocean Delta is soon to arrive in Aliaga with a soon-to-be scrapped laker . . .

in tow, Manitoba, launched in 1966 in Collingwood ON, seen here a year ago at the Molson plant in Montreal. We in the US associate Molson with beer, but John Molson was the Robert Fulton of Canada.

I wonder if Ocean Delta herself will return . . . from Turkey, given that she flies the Jamaican flag.

At this same moment, Stephen B. Roman is heading under her own power to the breaking yards,

in Spain.  Later today she’ll be passing Gaspe.  What must this last ride be like?

A year ago I got this photo of the 1965-launch entering Oswego NY to discharge cement.

I always loved that logo!!  Here are previous Roman posts.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

. . . meaning lacking self-unloading gear, which makes these vessels less versatile.  Manitoba was in exactly the same location–and similarly high in the water–a year ago when I was here.  With her traditional “‘house forward” design, she’s fearless and called a straight decker–having nothing but holds between the ‘house and the engine compartment .

Ditto Ojibway, only slightly younger than I am,

with some quite serious lock, ice, and dock rash.

Contrast them with Algoway, traditional design but with self-unloading gear.

Tim S. Dool, although gearless is generally not considered –as I understand it–a straight decker because it has its ‘house aft.

And what an attractive rake the forward portion of this house has.

Built in 1967, she’s starting to show some age,

on her graceful lines.

Finally, one more gearless vessel, Spruceglen.

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who is grateful to boatnerd for the linked info.  Soon it’ll be time to order your new KYS “boat watching bible.” 

 

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