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I’ve done other East River series, but it’s time to start a new one.  The next 12 photos were taken yesterday over a total elapsed 11 minutes!  I happened to be near South Street Seaport in hopes of catching santacon craziness there, as I did many years ago here.

Let’s start with Alice discharging aggregates, and barely recognizable, that’s Matilde the cement making vessel.

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A longer shot reveals a clutch of kayakers, which I hadn’t seen while shooting.

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Down by Red Hook, I see Frances approach with two barges of aggregate.

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Dean Reinauer passes, pushing a deeply laden

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RTC 106.

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Those are the stacked lanes of the BQE with the Brooklyn Heights esplanade atop.

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Buchanan 1 heads in the same direction as the other two units, but at a slightly greater speed than

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Frances.

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Again . . . all in 11 minutes.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

or I can call this Port of Albany 2, or better still Ports of Albany and Rensselaer.  Albany’s fireboat Marine 1 has been on this blog here.  Anyone know where it was built?

The port has not one but . . .

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but two large cranes.

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And bulk cargo is transferred through the port in both directions, whether it be solid or

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dusty.

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Over on the Rensselaer side, scrap seems to be a huge mover.

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North of Port Albany is USS Slater, about which lots of posts can be found here.  But it’s never occurred to me until now that the colors used by Slater camouflage and NYS Marine Highway are a very similar gray and blue!

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Kathleen Turecamo (1968) has been in this port–135 miles inland–for as long as I’ve been paying attention, which is only a little over a decade.

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This September, NYS Canal Corp’s Tender #3, which probably dates from the 1930s, traveled south to the ports of Albany and Rensselaer.

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The port is also a vital petroleum center, both inbound and out.

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With the container train traffic along the the Hudson and the Erie Canal, I’m only less surprised than otherwise that Albany-Rensselaer currently is not a container port.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Here’s general info about the Port of Albany, although a lot of info there seems a bit out of date.  For a blog that visits visits the ports of Albany and Rensselaer more regularly, check here.   Here’s the port of Albany website.

And last but not least, check Mark Woody Woods’ broad sampling of ships heading to and from Albany-Rensselaer.

 

All these fotos–except the ones identified as flashbacks–I took while resting yesterday.  The indomitable Helen Parker, intrepidly westbound among giants.  I believe she was last on this blog a year ago here.

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I believe this is Coastline Bay Star.  If so, when did she get the reconfigured exhaust route?

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Also squeezed between giants, James Turecamo, who has appeared on this blog possibly more than any other tugboat.   James was launched in greater Waterford, NY late in 1969.   Click here to see James tailing Caddell’s new drydock back in May.  More on this flashback later in this post.

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Hunt Girls, which I haven’t seen in a while.

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AT IMTT Bayonne Dean Reinauer and RTC 106, which appeared on this blog last week, configured differently.  Dean is so new that if you go back to that link with the foto of James tailing, you’ll see the upper house of a Dean which at that time had never yet floated!

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Here are two flashbacks from Port of Albany last week . . .

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as Dean spun around to head south.

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Dorothy J eastbound yesterday morning

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and as seen in mid-May 2013 . . . with her former name–Angela M–visible.

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Arabian Sea‘s angular sides are mimicked  by the building in the distance.

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Quenames heads out of the Kills pushing

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Bunker Portland.

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And check out the stack on St Andrews.  Maintenance or  . . . something more?

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All fotos except for the flashbacks  . . .  Will Van Dorp took yesterday.

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