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Here are previous weather posts, and although today the sixth boro and surrounding land masses are experiencing the first serious snowfall this season, this post is not about that. Rather, it’s about something I saw and felt yesterday, when it was 65 degrees F for a few midday hours. 65!!
So here was the weather phenomenon photo taken at 0834. I take it that’s a squall line, but it seemed so isolated.
Here was the scene at 0826. CMA CGM Amber headed into Port Elizabeth with JRT on the stern quarter. Tomorrow I’ll have more Moran photos. Notice how clear and calm it was right at the bridge, although Elizabethport seems enveloped in some mist.
0827 . . . shows HMS Justice in that mist.
So here I repeat the 0834 photo of that line moving rapidly in my direction.
Here’s 0840 and
below, 0841, as Jonathan C escorted CMA CGM Georgia around Bergen Point to Port Eliz. Notice the dull finish on the Bayonne Bridge, since that squall line has obscured the morning sun at my back. The temperature also dropped noticeably.
At 0846, besides Jonathan C, we can now see (l to r) Jennifer Turecamo with barge Portland, James D., and Miriam.
By 0922 my back was nicely warmed by the sun again, with the temperatures heading to a blue sky 65 in February, although Elizabeth seemed still misted in.
All photos taken on February 8 by Will Van Dorp. Did anyone else see and feel this front move through?
Here are the two previous posts by this title, and more.
Juxtaposed boats invite comparison, allow perception of subtle difference, here between Marion and Doris.
It also gives a sense of the random traffic patterns, here about to pass the impatient Peking are (l to r) Michael Miller, Charles Burton, and way in the distance Robert E. McAllister.
Here , a few seconds later, Charles Burton‘s barge CVA-601 is about to obscure Chandra B–on a ship assist?– and Miriam Moran.
And a quarter hour later and from a different vantage point, it’s Stena Companion, Cielo di Milano, a Miller launch, Maersk Phoenix, and NCS Beijing.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
This collage of orange and blue indicates that something unusual approaches . . .
0846 hr . . .
Atlantic Salvor might have been headed out on a long range mission, but
at this point, I realized this mission would begin in the Lower Bay of the sixth boro along with
lots of other vessels, although
something new this year was the escort of four commercial tugs: Sassafras, Miriam Moran,
Atlantic Salvor, and Normandy. 1150. I was happy to find someone to talk to.
It’s fleet week NYC. Welcome all.
It’s USS DDG 96,
HMCS D 282,
HMCS MM 700,
HMCS MM 708,
and LSD 43.
At 1216, Eric McAllister joins the welcome party . . .
An E-2 flew by too.
The message on the port wheel well ((?) amused me.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here was last year’s arrival.
Some people are up before dawn on Easter because of work. But at sunrise this morning from Bard Street and looking west . . . it was gray.
Looking east . . . dawn smudged the rosy fingers’ painting. Lucy Reinauer pushed RTC 83 in that direction, while the Moran 6000 hp tractors returned to the barn after helping Hanjin Shenzhen out to sea and southbound.
And the Bayonne windmill has revived its current production. Passing it in order were JRT Moran,
and James D. In the distance, that’s Barney Turecamo and
Miriam also passed.
Caitlin Ann and
Hunting Creek also worked their way into Easter morning.
here’s how I first saw her.
What can you tell about this vessel? Here’s a clue . . . try to give it at least 30 seconds of a listen.
Here’s a bit more of her. Actually, I’d love to get a fast rescue craft to explore harbors with . . . Anyone know of a online marketplace for used FRCs? Norsafe is a leading manufacturer, and their site introduced me to a new term, daughter craft. But I digress.
The sixth boro can be quite crowded sometimes. Like here, how many large vessels do you count?
From left to right, there’s Red Cloud, STI Fulham, Maersk Weymouth, Opal Express, Anthem of the Seas, and Leopard Sea, with an unidentified tug and barge unit along Opal Express port side; and when I move the camera to the right, there also Zircon, with Sunny Williams delivering lube oil and I can’t identify the tug bunkering.
Still farther to the right, there’s Marie Kirk, Irish Sea, and an unidentified fishing boat her the CNJRR station.
A bit earlier, I caught this photo of Kirby Moran escorting STI Fulham out of the “inner harbor” to the anchorage.
Over by the salt pile and deeply laden with ice remover . . .
it’s Arcturus, newly arrived from the Antofagasta region, waiting to be discharged.
Which returns us to the mystery ship at the top of this post. It’s Carmen. WW has named many of its PCTCs after characters from operas.
All photos here by Will Van Dorp.
. . . I haven’t figured out what the shakers are yet. But of course, people are the primary movers, even for movers of people like Martha’s Vineyard Express.
There are silt movers like Stuyvesant.
And of course all manner of movers of fluids to be respected like Loya and
Red Hook and
There are movers of boxes like Vega and
Josephine K. Miller, who can do local moves for cargo boxed or bundled or . . . other.
There could be a category of movers of movers like this and
direct movers and
Maybe I should spend some time today trying to figure out who the shakers are. All photos recently by Will Van Dorp, who was being given a tour of traffic in San Francisco Bay and noticed this interesting assemblage of names of movers.
James Turecamo built 1969 . . . in my first 2015 photo of her. In the dry dock directly between James and the WTC, it’s MSC Harry L. Martin.
It’s the classic 1965 built Bushey-built Cheyenne. Here she was in Oswego in June 2014 about to head into the Great Lakes, making her a truly anadromous vessel.
Miriam Moran built 1979.
Bruce A. McAllister . . . built in 1974.
Ruby M . . . built in Oyster Bay in 1967.
Robbins Reef . . . 1953
with entourage that may have salvaged the white fiberglass boat on the barge.
And the current Fells Point, Maryland built in 2014.
Photos of both vessels Fell Point come thanks to Allen Baker. All others by Will Van Dorp.
Tugs and buoys carry glaze like this or
this . . . .
Even local wrecks (that’s two side by side there) have a glaze that mimics the gleaming white paint they once wore . . . . And one local water guy whose blog I usually read conveys experiences like these. Hawsepiper, . . . this goes out to you.
At these times it’s good to remember we have our own deferred (defurred?) mardi gras parade when we ditch our winter burqas and enjoy the summer solstice warmth . . .
sometimes even without parasols
in fewer than 125 days from now.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Loosely related, click here for a bulk carrier named Mardi Gras and a whole youtube channel devoted for Asian tugs, jetfoils, fireboats, and other workboats.
Red Hook with Alice Oldendorff in background.
Lia with Stolt Effort on the far side.
Hellas sisters with Left Coast Lifter in the background. Anyone know when the gargantu-crane will move toward the TZ Bridge site?
Ever Divine has seraphic lines . . .
Zim Luanda follows a sinuous path through the KVK with assistance from Brendan Turecamo…
… as does Hanjin Durban, escorted by Miriam Moran…
maintaining a steady course between the two container ships as MOL Excellence bounds seaward…
and encounters a sister MOL Expeditor waltzed in with Marjorie B McAllister.
So . . . what do you know about this ship?
Answer tomorrow. All photos here by Will Van Dorp.
Crow languishes here in Port Newark.
A detail-impoverished foto of Manson Construction‘s hopper dredge Glenn Edwards along with tug Kendall J. Hebert. Actually Samantha Miller is hiding in the haze near starboard stern of the dredge, anchored in Gravesend Bay.
Click here for a coloful foto of Kendall J. Hebert.
Some of the other boats I’ve seen recently are Susan E. Witte,
Katherine, (Last summer I caught Katherine pulling a dredge scow in Morehead City, North Carolina)
Pati R. Moran,
Ron G, which I first read as Rong. Often she’s in Philadelphia.
Gabby L Miller,
Miriam Moran returning to base after retrieving the docking pilot,
And finally, a boat I’ve never seen before . . . Navigator. Anyone know her story? I took this foto Sunday morning.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.