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Despite the distance and the fog covering the escutcheon, I could immediately identify this tug–once a regular on the Hudson and in the sixth boro– on the Mississippi.
Let me end out this series with tugboats and other vessels: Sydney Ann
Mary Parker and
David J. Cooper and
Bulk Guatemala with selfie-shooting watch stander,
Sonny Ivey and
Jena Marie C,
Capt CJ, and
fireboat Gen. Roy S. Kelley,
Jo Provel with the 9th steamboat named Natchez.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s even now in the cold NYC air plotting a return to
I’m dedicating these to Otis Redding . . . . and I know I’m getting some details wrong and will correct when I’m back. Thanks much for your comments and corrections. My day started with Overseas Houston. I think I just missed Christian Reinauer headed upstream before light in my location;
followed by an upstream flanking turn by B. John Yeager. . .
and more including Custom.
Farther upstream –can you guess where– I caught Catherine S and fleetmates;
Can you identify this massive levee?
Presager‘s background may help.
Creole Sun and a cluster of tugs and barges await while . . .
Myra Epstein powers
a long train of barges,
and churns up the Mississippi cafe au lait.
OK . . answer tomorrow . . . can you idenify this vessel?
All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who’s headed north along the defining river of this continent.
This foto in no way conveys the intensity of this moment: that car crept down Iberville Street at dusk blasting out a shock wave of engine roar that rivaled the scream of 747 engines.
The shadow of Christ emerges on this end of St. Louis Cathedral as night falls.
Tugster dips his toe in the Mississippi near where Capt. John hugs the wharf just northeast of JacksonSquare.
This statue is called Old Man River, and I’m intrigued though