You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Ruby M’ tag.

Most if not all of these vessels have appeared here before, but bear with me because a surprise follows.

Gramma Lee T Moran,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Margaret  Moran, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Brendan Turecamo, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ruby M with dredge Glenn Edwards in the distance,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Eric McAllister,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Emerald Coast going head-to-head–not really–with Red Hook,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Paul Andrew eastbound on the East River,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

heading in the same direction about the same hour are Catherine Miller and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Susan Miller.  By the way, in the pic above here’s a close-up of that green sculpture almost dead center of the photo.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ok, now we’re getting to the “different” part.  Note Maryland in December 2008 and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

in early April 2015.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ditto Baltic Sea in August 2009 and –gasp—

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

last year.  I concur with someone on FB who said it appears she’s been whitewashed with some trim made out of crude oil mixed with pulverized charcoal.  This is sad to see.

0aaaarrt

And these photos are from an ad that’s now over a year old.  I wonder if they changed hands . . .

20140321_130221

Can anyone identify the other tug in the center of the photo below?

20140321_130653

All photos except the last three by Will Van Dorp.

Curtis Bay Fells Point built 1956.  Taken 1987.  Click here for Fells Point with more of the fleet.   Scuttled in 2008 at Redbird Reef near the mouth of Delaware Bay.

0aaaart1fellspt87a-2

James Turecamo built 1969 . . . in my first 2015 photo of her.  In the dry dock directly between James and the WTC, it’s MSC Harry L. Martin.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s the classic 1965 built Bushey-built Cheyenne. Here she was in Oswego in June 2014 about to head into the Great Lakes, making her a truly anadromous vessel.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Miriam Moran built 1979.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Bruce A. McAllister . . . built in 1974.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ruby M . . . built in Oyster Bay in 1967.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Robbins Reef . . . 1953

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

with entourage that may have salvaged the white fiberglass boat on the barge.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And the current Fells Point, Maryland built in 2014.

0aaaart20felspt1a-2

Photos of both vessels Fell Point come thanks to Allen Baker.  All others by Will Van Dorp.

 

Here was 15.

Cargoes of all sorts move through the harbor.  One that has always surprised me is this ore from the Congo in the first half of the 20th century.

Here’s a vessel–certainly empty as it was towed to drydock in the old Brooklyn Navy Yard earlier this week.  I missed it but John Watson caught it.  Any ideas?  I believe I saw it in Wilmington back in mid-October.

It’s Falconia of the Corral Line, adapted to carry things that go “moo” in the night.  Stephanie Dann and Ruby M act like drovers to get Falconia into its own private East River corral.  Having grown up on an upstate NY dairy farm, I’d love to see a Corral Line vessel loaded and at sea;  even better, anchored on a calm night in a comfortable harbor.

Here’s an additional shot of the cargo barged in last week from Canada, powered by the inimitable Atlantic Salvor.  The cargo, if you missed last week’s post, is antenna sections for the World Trade Center.

Look closely at that patch of blue on Stolt Emerald‘s port side.

Although not cargo, it is truly unique application of paint . . . surfing penguins.

And finally, look at the frontmost cargo on Zim Virginia.

Here’s sideview of two Ford tow trucks, ones to be operated by wrecker drivers rather than towing officers.  And that’s Barbara McAllister running alongside.

Many thanks to John Watson for the Falconia fotos.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 638 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

My other blogs

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

Archives

May 2015
M T W T F S S
« Apr    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 638 other followers