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Uh . . any guesses which creek that might be?
It’s still the sleek lines of the GUP carrier once so familiar to folks paying attention to sixth boro traffic.
Newtown Creek is now going up a waterway for the last time and what a waterway this is. From here, she’ll be further
dismantled before she’s gently laid to the sea bottom for aquatic growth and diver’s enjoyment. Atlas is likely the one from 1985 shown here (and scroll).
Many thanks to Mike Hatami for sending these photos along.
Unrelated and sent along by barrel, an interesting “second life” conversion here, although I believe the headline was written by someone who does not know a container ship from an OSV, maybe not a creek from a brook.
For photos of all the previous generations of sludge carriers–aka carriers of Gross Universal Product–click here for the first in this series. Rockaway makes the second of NYCDEP’s latest vessels I’ve seen. Look her over well.
She’s only slightly less loaded than . . .
Hunt’s Point, which I saw about a half hour later.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Bowsprite made my jolly Easter even jollier with her post here, rendering the silvery ovoids of Newtown Creek aubergine. These digester eggs are an essential part of keeping the harbor clean. See this DEP link as a starter. Boston has similar structures on Deer Island, which are part of the same process.
Here’s another shot of Newtown Creek’s facility, as viewed from Peter Cooper Village across the East River.
And yet another view . . . as seen from a boat on the Creek, the loins of 19th century industrial New York. Yes, that’s the now-scrapped Kristin Poling back in 2010.
As bowsprite points out in her post . . . yes, there is a proverbial “recreation area intertwined with a waste disposal equipment” around these eggs . . . a boat launch, a minipark with historical info on local names like this.
This DEP vessel Red Hook is the newest addition to the NYC DEP fleet, which I wrote about quite some time ago here. If you’ve ever seen a vessel of these colors in the sixth boro, you’ve witnessed NYC fertilizer production at work.
Enough seriousness . . . . this post has to be leading into a gassy direction. Imagine this as a multi-hued digester filled with so much lighter-than-air vapor that it came loose from its Newtown Creek moorings.
OK . . . back to my serious world. All silliness aside, New York City school kids DO come down to the park around the eggs to see and learn . . . using this “scavenger hunt guide.”
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.