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It felt like spring this past week along the Arthur Kill, where Sarah and Shannon Dann gathered, maybe their crews spoke of fleetmate Allie B now approaching Gibraltar.  But the the boats, what secrets might they have shared?

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Responder was light and downbound;  Rowan M in pushgear upbound.  When they met, I heard a hailer and Responder turned 180 and followed Rowan M back toward the east.

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Later, Shannon, awaiting orders, stayed fast to barge Prysman 1 , while in the distance, Sunny and Rolf Williams, just forward of an unidentified K-Sea tug, delayed, as if asleep in a double bed.

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Meanwhile this amorous couple weren’t waiting for anything . . . in March, things could turn too quickly turn cold again.

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Maybe Cupid really did operate from the unidentified boat that sped past.

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Unrelated:  see this article from the University College of London on mermaids assisting seismologists detect potential earthquakes on the seabed.   Really!!!  Mermaid, in this case, expands to Mobile Earthquake Recorder in Marine Areas by Independent Divers.  Now spring, pairings, Cupid, and deep earthquakes . . . might they actually be related?

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

I don’t use the word much, either because I lack it or because it’s such a given that I’ve become unaware of its existence in my life… and I really can’t tell which.   McAllister Girls motors determinedly to prevent the momentum about 500 times its mass from crushing a dock.

Meet the momentum, APL Cyprine, entering port at dawn a few days before the fall equinox

like the dark power its name suggests

But Girls and Rowan McAllister vector the 5000+ TEU Cyprine into its slot

Two tugs v. 5000 trucks move it in place

and all before breakfast and

without doubt that three more shifts can be done before lunch.

All fotos, Will Van Dorp.

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