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Here was Exotics, the first of this series. Exotics are the out-of-the-ordinary vessels, ones not common to these waters.
I was locked in at work but watching periodically on AIS, wondering whether such a vessel might be here for Tappan Zee Bridge work?
Kenny, thanks much for sending these along. Former names for the boat are Thresher, Rapid River, and originally, Kathy Candies.
This morning through the sprinkles I caught another exotic, Rikki S, a P & L boat. In the background, it’s Barney Turecamo.
Again, I’m not sure how long these boats will be in local waters,
or what jobs brought them here.
Thanks to Kenny for the first four photos taken yesterday; the last four by Will Van Dorp this morning.
Wow! It’s been over three years since I last used this title. Here’s S 15.
And you were right if you guessed Gage Paul Thornton, ex-Coastline Girls, launched 1943. Launch dates for the others, to the best of my info, are as follows: John P Brown 2002, Iron Mike 1977, Maria J 1971, Durham 1964, and Thornton Bros 1958.
On the southern end of Arthur Kill lie in barely perceptible disintegration two tugboats launched one year later than Gage Paul Thornton . . . namely ATR-89 and LT-653.
Unrelated: It looks like I’ll not be able to salvage Ryou-Un Maru . . . .
There always needs to be a first time, for everything. Maria J (ex-Jesus Saves) did it for me . . .
my passing from innocence to experience. I picked the day, bridge dedication plus 80 years with vivid bridge shadow on the water. Land in the distance is Elizabeth, NJ; point on right is Bergen Point . . . a section of Bayonne, NJ that once was a farm of tanks . . . an orchard if you prefer.
Zim Virginia was the first ship
Happy dedication day! If you missed the link to the pdf published by the Port Authority upon the 75th anniversary, click here. Great vintage pics. If you missed the diagram of the planned approximately 80′ raising of the roadbed, click here.
All foto by Will Van Dorp.