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The first photo comes via Fred Trooster, HHL Fremantle leaving Waalhaven for Port Said on 4 August, with RT Zoe, RT Stephanie, and RT Claire, for new lives there . . . .

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All the rest I’ve taken recently in the sixth boro  . . .  Gracious Ace (a fun name) left Yokohama on June 30.

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Ellen McAllister and McAllister Sisters escort GA under the Bayonne Bridge

Palmerton follows the Ambrose Channel into the Narrows.

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Anyone recognize the cargo?

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Glovis Crown and CMA CGM Vivaldi cross on the Ambrose Channel.

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Juliette Rickmers heads for sea with Margaret Moran alongside.

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Here crabbing across the Hudson is Sightseer XII, built in 1933!!  Click here for more info on this vessel originally built to enforce Prohibition!

And finally . . . Destiny, a new one for me, a sixth boro version of a lobster boat.   A Maine lobster boat has evolved into something quite different.

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Thanks to Fred for the top photo;  all others by Will Van Dorp.

 

Seven and a half years ago I posted on APL President Truman and  even longer ago tugster did this on Bellavia.

Enjoy a few more pics of President Truman before learning its fate.  The photo below was taken in September 2007.

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March 2009.

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June 2009.  Dimensions on President Truman are 902′ x 129.’  As such, she could not traverse the current Panama Canal.   Teu capacity on Truman is about 4500.

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In the foreground in the photo above, of course, that’s Capt. Log, now retired.  The assisting tugs are shown below.  McAllister Brothers nearer and  . . .I can’t identify . . . astern of her.

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Here from May 2009 is sister vessel President Polk, assisted by Ellen McAllister and McAllister Sisters.

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Both Polk and Truman are no more.  Nor are Adams and Jackson.  All dead.  Click here and scroll to page 41.  They were all renamed President 1, President 2 . . . and taken to Chittagong for scrapping.   I’d love to find photos of these vessels being scrapped.

Which brings us to this past weekend. And this vessel.  Teu capacity is over 8000.  Dimension 1095′ x 138.’  See the crewman standing watching on the bow . . .

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Near the salt pile they pass, Zim Monaco 4250 teu.

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Now that the process of raising the Bayonne Bridge has become, maybe some folks will imagine widening the KVK.  By the way, if you see little difference between Pacific Link and the Presidents, count the number of containers across the stern.

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And an 8000 teu vessel, as appropriate as it may be for some locations, is “compact” compared to what already sails the oceans–20,000 and up–and what is being planned: 25,000 teus and up.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Related:  MSC Oscar

Size at LA-LB

 

 

McAllister Sisters is back there somewhere, on the windy side,

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not the sunny side where crew keep watch on

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Atlantic Trader.  If you’ve forgotten what Sisters looks like, click here on a post from over a year ago.

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Much more conspicuous is Bruce A.

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James Turecamo assists in Vega.

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And finishing this post out, it’s Pelham.

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Of course, the rooted talent in this post is of course Robbins Reef Light.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

When Walter’s building looks like this in the center of the island,

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the sixth boro looks like this.   Here Ava Jude pushes a Hughes barge past Ruth M. Reinauer wedded to RTC 102.

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Eastern Welder fishes as Emma Miller services Asphalt Star.

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Wolf River does hydrographic work while

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Chesapeake Coast lighters Elixir, and just beyond

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Amazon Brilliance belies her name.

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Awaiting orders or favorable tide and each with a barge, it’s McAllister Sisters and McKinley Sea.

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Here’s to hoping for fog to dissipate.

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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.

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But yesterday,  . .  that was Torm Ismini at the dock and McAllister Sisters on the bow of the MOL ship.

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And to take care of all ID’s first . . . that’s Hubert Bays in the distance.  But look at Robert E. McAllister . . .

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Line on . . . exerting steering in indirect mode.

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Twas beautiful to watch.

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Two minutes later . . . the towline is slack . . . until it would again be needed somewhere to the west.

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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 . . .

Here was a post I did four years ago.  Scroll through and the second image from last is an icebreaking run I did with Cornell in the Kingston NY area.  Here were my posts Ice 2 and the first Ice.

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.

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Gulf Dawn returns a dredge scow to the AK.

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See the icicles on an anchor which less than a month ago was splashed with tropical water.

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Margaret and Laura K. Moran assist Valle Azzurra in from sea.

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McAllister Sisters heads upriver with

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RTC 60 and –I’m speculating– lots of heating oil for New York state homes.

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McAllister Girls –here passing Sassafras–is a boat I haven’t seen in a while.

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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.

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Ever Decent . . .  foto taken 10 days ago, here being passed by Evening Star, is already well into the Pacific Ocean.

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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.

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Amy C McAllister slings in a Bouchard barge, and

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McAllister Sisters does the same with a Reinauer barge.

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Bering Dawn moves another dredge scow out to sea.

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Bob-tailed B. Franklin heads back to her barge, and

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Eastern Dawn heads west into the Kills.

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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?

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Clearly not.  That Ellen McAllister on the right and

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assisting Siteam Explorer around Bergen Point.

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Floating legos with USACE theme?

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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.

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And what yacht pokes her bow from beneath the Bridge here?

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It’s the certainly yachtly North River.

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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 . . .

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seen in by Brendan Turecamo.   I’d guessed I’d never seen this tanker before

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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.

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Here are vestiges of her formerly green superstructure.

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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!

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It seems from this itinerary that she’s in here once every two months.

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Click here to see a report on her from some bloggers who watch the Straits of Canso.

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Barbara McAllister and McAllister Sisters bring her in like a big catch, lots of juice.

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All fotos today by Will Van Dorp.

Comet, Eva Leigh Cutler, Manhattan skyline in September 2009.

Ditto . . . . September 11, 2012.

Buildings are replaced,

trade flourishes,

channels are carved deeper,

the open is

closed up,

precautions

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.

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