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From Newsday, here’s an interesting story on a controversial USCG training decision in Montauk . . .

Below await a USCG  RB-S and an RB-M.  Bowsprite does a pleasing rendition here, fifth boat down, even though she disarmed it.  Uh . . . Bowsprite, are you authorized to do that?


And while I’m shadowing Bowsprite’s sketchbook, here’s my version of the NOAA R/V Thomas Jefferson she was so taken by.


Moving now from the sublime to the  . .  sewerage . . .  see another shot of the sewerage commissioners’ boat later, but isn’t the timing here unfortunate?  Clean discharge, right?


Here’s New York Naval Militia 440.


A less-messy foto of RV Passaic River.


Neptune, a small DEP boat,  overtakes Hoegh Trooper.


And another small boat . . . this one of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Check out an interesting slideshow of their history, including lots of old fotos, here.


All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  Flinterborg arrived safely in Harlingen Saturday, Oct 24 and may even now have started dismasting itself.  Update thanks to Seabart Uglyships.

Also, thanks for your comments on respecting “creative commons licensing.”  It seems to have been an honest mistake.  It happens.

I rejected calling this “government boats xx” because the vessels belong have more in common than that. Boundary keeping makes up part of their mission. Griffon patrols the border between two countries, maybe on a political ice-breaking mission . . .

Penobscot Bay cruises through Hell Gate between tidal straits aka “rivers,”

these RB-S‘s between Brooklyn and Staten Island,

Penobscot Bay and Line between the especially tense line between Queens and Manhattan, and

440 between “us” and “them.” Moose and manatee in the sixth boro!!

When we confront boundaries of all sorts in life . . . between familiar and unknown, right and wrong, comfortable and not . . . , we sometimes find the support, internal or otherwise, to navigate safely.

Some unrelated catch-up: My answer to the question on distance of pitch and roll at any 100′ level is 35 feet. It’s one week to the marine Olympics in NY. And it’s time to vote in a run-off that ends in only TWO weeks.

All images here by Will Van Dorp.

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