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Do you recognize this ship?

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Well, actually, Petroleum Producer is a barge, not a ship.  And Galveston is a 12,000 hp tug.

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And in port she needs assistance . . . here Freddy K Miller (I think . . . on starboard) and Pegasus.

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This generation of ATB units replaces ITBs that were still in the sixth boro when tugster started to pay attention back in 2006.  Back then, there was a fleet of ITBs, now waiting the scrapyard.  Click here and here for closeups I did of one of them, ITB Philadelphia, last known to be laid up in Great Bitter Lake in Egypt.  Anyone have followup news?

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The last time I caught closeups of Petroleum Producer and Galveston it was here (scroll through) in the Cape Fear River over two years ago.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  Check out this 450’+ mutation here.

I first had a photo of Eastern Welder here in a post from almost 7 years ago.  And I had the photo below all lined up back on the first day of the season, but I snapped it after my subject had left the frame.  Oh well, I put this here to show what the salt pile looked like–all tarped–before the ice season began.  Hundreds of thousands of tons of salt have moved in and out there since.  The white hulled vessel is Dutch Girl.  Here and here are more sixth boro fishing posts.

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And here’s our subject.    The photo above and below were taken on December 1, 2013.

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And the rest of these I took this past Sunday.

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It’s hard to believe the New York Bight can be so glassy smooth sometimes.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Sun rays descend at 75 degrees as Shelby moves a crane 552 with boom raised as nearly to 90 degrees as it can be and still do work . . .

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Joyce D. Brown . . .  passes IMTT, where a crane rises

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A morning RIB patrol shadows, weapon pointed upward . . .

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James escorts in a parcel tanker . . . .

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and here’s today’s Robbins Reef, as Twin Tube approaches . . .

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  I hope to see some of you at the auction tomorrow night.   If you can’t make it, there’s an absentee bidding form here.

What on earth–or on the river–could cause all these NYWaterways ferries to stick so close to the terminal?  Like fish in a weir . . . must be something big around . . . although I see no vessel between Resolute and Robert E. McAllister on AIS . . .

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Praise the day!  Bowsprite–who loves gray or otherwise stealthy and can sometimes clear away the miasma and draw them, if you ask her nicely– ascended to a rooftop yesterday to see what MIGHT lurk between the two aforementioned tugboats.

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Here is the current bearer of that name, but there’ve been at least six prior iterations.

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She passes the clock–now being restored–and the light

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but I was not there.  So here’s my chance to place another government boat in the proximity of Robbins Reef.

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Bowsprite, my favorite harbor illustrator,  snapped all fotos except this last one above–of USACE Hayward–which I took.

For another of her ink renderings of sixth boro details, click here.

Thank a vet today; in fact, given the number of vets in the country, thank more than one!  And thank Raymond Weeks for shepherding Armistice Day into Veterans Day.

The huge vessel–escorted by Maurania III, a RIB, and Ellen McAllister— below may still be in town, but I haven’t seen it and probably won’t this time.  I took this foto 26 months ago;  notice the brownish tint on the water created by upriver silt post-Irene.  Here’s the rest of the post featuring shots from this same set.

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Ellen yesterday attendend

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Zim Big River–now already Savannah bound–along with the help of Shannon McAllister.

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And overseeing it all . . .

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Robbins Reef.  Here’s the form used to nominate it to the Register of Historic Places as well as some quick facts.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp, who wonders whether anyone out there’s prepared to lead the way with a Robbins Reef verse a la Burma Shave.

Tangentially related:  Healing Waters . . . in today’s NYTimes.   Here’s more.

Here were 4, 3, 2, and last but not least enlightening 1.

And where’s this?

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Let’s spiral outward a few.

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A noteworthy woman once lived here, you know  . . .  the

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. . . Germany-born Kate.

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See more here on the Noble Maritime Collection site.  Noble is the steward of the light and is seeking help restoring it to Kate’s tenure at the light.

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I have a folder devoted to fotos “illuminated” by the light.  Like January 2010.

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February 2012,

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also February 2012,

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November 2012,

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right after Irene in August 2011,

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and July 2012.

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Anyone have Robbins Reef Light with noteworthy vessels . . . to share?

Click here for some of my favorite images of Kate’s Light.

Thanks to Erin Urban for the passing along the first six photos, taken by Brian DeForest.

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