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When Walter’s building looks like this in the center of the island,
the sixth boro looks like this. Here Ava Jude pushes a Hughes barge past Ruth M. Reinauer wedded to RTC 102.
Eastern Welder fishes as Emma Miller services Asphalt Star.
Wolf River does hydrographic work while
Chesapeake Coast lighters Elixir, and just beyond
Amazon Brilliance belies her name.
Awaiting orders or favorable tide and each with a barge, it’s McAllister Sisters and McKinley Sea.
Here’s to hoping for fog to dissipate.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here from five years ago was 2. And from four years ago, here’s the last time (I think) I featured MOL Efficiency. I wonder how many hundreds of thousands of sea miles and dollars of cargo she’s moved since then.
But yesterday, . . that was Torm Ismini at the dock and McAllister Sisters on the bow of the MOL ship.
And to take care of all ID’s first . . . that’s Hubert Bays in the distance. But look at Robert E. McAllister . . .
Line on . . . exerting steering in indirect mode.
Twas beautiful to watch.
Two minutes later . . . the towline is slack . . . until it would again be needed somewhere to the west.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who thanks the Robert crew for the demo.
Unrelated Q: There is a major player in heavy lift and project cargoes named BBC Chartering. What do the letters BBC expand to in this case? I’m asking because I do not know . . .
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.
Gulf Dawn returns a dredge scow to the AK.
See the icicles on an anchor which less than a month ago was splashed with tropical water.
Margaret and Laura K. Moran assist Valle Azzurra in from sea.
McAllister Sisters heads upriver with
RTC 60 and –I’m speculating– lots of heating oil for New York state homes.
McAllister Girls –here passing Sassafras–is a boat I haven’t seen in a while.
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.
I’ll start here for a reason. This 1941 vessel built in Stamford, CT, was originally YTL 169, 61′ loa. In November 1997 she was called Spuyten Duyvil and used to transport the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree from Stony Point to the East river. I’ve mentioned this before, but although I’ve searched high and low, by letter, word-of-mouth, and electronically . . . I’ve located NO fotos of that event. None!! Can this event have completed eluded the photography crowd? If you know of a foto, please get in touch. Click here for a foto of this tug–I believe–I took almost 8 years ago now.
Ever Decent . . . foto taken 10 days ago, here being passed by Evening Star, is already well into the Pacific Ocean.
Turecamo Girls, here in the KVK, was waiting on the outside of the Amtrack Prtal Bridge last week, but of course I didn’t have a camera.
Amy C McAllister slings in a Bouchard barge, and
McAllister Sisters does the same with a Reinauer barge.
Bering Dawn moves another dredge scow out to sea.
Bob-tailed B. Franklin heads back to her barge, and
Eastern Dawn heads west into the Kills.
So, does anyone know of a foto showing Spuyten Duyvil with the 1997 Rockefeller Christmas tree heading south from Stony Point?
All fotos except the top one by Will Van Dorp.
The insides of your computer?
Clearly not. That Ellen McAllister on the right and
assisting Siteam Explorer around Bergen Point.
Floating legos with USACE theme?
Again . . . no. It’s Mare Atlanticum with Gelberman to port and McAllister Sisters assisting to starboard. Click here (and scroll) for Sisters before getting the upper wheelhouse. See after and before here on Birk and Harold’s site.
And what yacht pokes her bow from beneath the Bridge here?
It’s the certainly yachtly North River.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
. . .or dino juice or geo sap. According to the US Energy Info Administration, the US consumes just under 20 million barrels of the stuff daily. Today, in less than a half hour, two tankers entered the Kills with a combined capacity (if I calculate correctly) of over a million barrels, or 5% of one day’s US consumption. First came Avra . . .
seen in by Brendan Turecamo. I’d guessed I’d never seen this tanker before
til it came close. Last time I took a foto of her, she sported flaky green paint and the name Altius . . . not Michele Iuliano, the raised metal name covered inadequately here.
Here are vestiges of her formerly green superstructure.
A previous time Americas Spirit came in, she made energetic use of her
horn whistle as she plowed through the fog. Note: I wish I could perfect the art of whistling with that low penetrating pitch!
It seems from this itinerary that she’s in here once every two months.
Barbara McAllister and McAllister Sisters bring her in like a big catch, lots of juice.
All fotos today by Will Van Dorp.
Comet, Eva Leigh Cutler, Manhattan skyline in September 2009.
Ditto . . . . September 11, 2012.
Buildings are replaced,
channels are carved deeper,
the open is
are exercised, but
we remember. Many thanks for the foto below to Capt Jack Joffe, Liberty V of the National Parks Service in the sixth boro.
We heal although scars at times recall pain.
Unrelated: An NYTimes story about a revival in moving raw product to steel mills on inland waterways.
First foto comes thanks to William Hyman, who took it eight days ago. Resolute waits along the dock in MOTBY for its next assist. In the background is a lesser-known 9/11 monument, a Tsereteli statue given to the US as an official gift of the Russian government only six years ago. Putin himself came here for the dedication. Resolute is six times older than the monument, and when it was launched, no doubt no one would have imagined a Russian-donated statue would stand anywhere in NYC.
Ireland dates from 1940; she first appeared on this blog only five months ago here.
No vessel makes more noise as it passes as OSG Vision. And if you don’t know her power in “equines,” check here. I guess that partially explains the throbbing, only partly since President Polk is rated at 57,000!
Amy Moran (1973, 3000 hp) assists OSG Vision and OSG 350 through the Kills.
Amy C McAllister (1975) follows McAllister Sisters (1977) to the next assist.
Bruce A. McAllister (1974) here assists Baltic Sea I (2003) rotate and then head outbound.
A few seconds earlier, McAllister Sisters used noticeable force to push Baltic‘s stern around.
There was once a Baltic Sea that belonged to the same fleet as Beaufort Sea (1971), but that other Baltic now works out of Lagos, Nigeria. I’ve written the new owners to ask for fotos, but . . . so far, in vain.
Bering Sea (1975) and Jane A. Bouchard (2003) spend some time at the fuel dock.
No tug appears on this foto, but some of you just know which tug is mated to RTC 135. Cruise ship, I believe, is Explorer of the Seas. Answer about the tug follows.
Gelberman (1980) may look like a tug, but USACE call it a “debris collecting vessel.” More info on her can be found in this post from three and a half years ago.
Thanks to William Hyman for that first foto; all others by Will Van Dorp. And the tug mated to RTC 135 is Nicole Leigh Reinauer.
. . . and on a rainy day. Here was 1 in this.
Note the crewman entering or departing President Polk by the access doorway. Doubleclick enlarges. Can you name two institutions that opened while Polk, 11th, was president?
As Larvik slides over to its berth, the linemen prepare to run the lines to the bollards.
Lateral sliding power gets provided by McAllister Sisters and Resolute.
Barbara is not forgotten.
Sorry . . . I couldn’t resist.
Amy Moran reminds me . . . where is Cape Cod these days?
Baltic Sea I rotates off the dock and heads for sea.
Bruce A. McAllister delivers the pilot.
On its way to assist in Baltic Sea I departure, McAllister Sisters passes Maersk Utah.
Answer to the question on Polk, the president, was incumbent for the creation of the US Naval Academy and the Smithsonian. More info on him here.
All fotos taken today by Will Van Dorp.