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But then there’s the NYC Ferry opened service just over two years ago.  Here’s my post on Day 1, when I rode the ferry from Wall Street to Rockaway and back.  Somehow I’d missed news about the source of  names like Ocean Queen RockStar and

Rainbow Cruise.  Other names include Urban Journey, Friendship Express, Lunch Pail, and Happy Hauler. Any ideas on how these names were chosen?  Answer follows

Other names make sense once you consider such detail as Sonangol is the name of the Angolan company that oversees gas and oil production in that county and Port Amboin is a port there, or that the routes of ACL fleet traverse the North Atlantic only.

Other names I’d never expect on a ship;  imagine telling your family you’re off to work on Neverland Dream…

or YM Enlightenment, which sounds like Why M N Lighten Mint on the radio.

Back to the NYC Ferry vessel names, they come from NYC school kids, from a contest organized for school kids.  Here and here are some articles about these names.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

 

Thank the verizon gods for internet service after a few more days’ drought.  Click here for previous snowy posts.

I think today was the snowiest day yet in the sixth boro.  So I hope you enjoy watching Orange Ocean emerge from the “particle fog.”

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Orange Ocean is a new sighting for me, bringing in my favorite commodity.

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I missed Donjon’s Yankee leave town this morning, but I did catch Marie J Turecamo pivot Stolt Capability.  Click here to see tug fax photo of Yankee in Halifax a few day back.  Please get in touch if you got any Yankee photos .. . I’m that kind of a Yankee fan.

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MOL Expeditor remianed in the Lower Bay anchorage for some time after losing power on the outbound run last night.  Losing power in the narrow Ambrose Channel must be a terrifying experience.

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Like I said earlier, I missed Yankee, but I caught Frances coming in the Narrows, and passing a vessel with the unlikely name . . .

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Neverland Dream.  I include a link here just in case you don’t believe me.

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All photos today by Will Van Dorp, who is not certain of internet service from one day to the next.

 

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