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Sometimes I like to start new categories so that the numbers don’t get so high, boats no longer extant or frequent get a second look, and we realize that time is passing pretty fast. So all the photos here I took more than seven years ago. Some have been on the blog before, but not together and not edited exactly as they are now.
Like Norwegian Sea, she used to be a wintertime staple running up the River, easily recognizable by her upper wheelhouse.
Juliet is still around but not very busy under her new name . . . it seems.
This boat, like her namesake, is gone too soon. Pegasus is still around but no longer looks this way.
Zeus was on the Great Lakes after working in the sixth boro, but I’ve lost track of her.
Volunteer, another unmistakable profile, now long time gone from here.
Zachery . . . still around and still working. High Peace is now registered Vietnamese and goes by Pvt Dolphin.
Just to break the pattern here, here’s a photo I took of Zachery a few days ago.
Take my word for this last photo . . . the distant unit I can’t identify although I’m guessing a Reinauer boat, but the closer vessel is outrageous. Actually I mean Outrageous. That’s the name. Click here (and scroll) for a previous photo of Outrageous, which I believe used to be based in the sixth boro.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
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
Kirbyfication, which looks
Others, like Miss Yvette take things much more in stride from here (third foto down) to June 2011
this one last week. And a year from now, as she plys waters off Equatorial Guinea . . . what will that look like?
one of my sources was of no value.
For a thrilling transformation story, check out The Skipper & the Eagle, which relates how Horst Wessel became Eagle back in 1946.