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I started a series called transitioning, but here’s something new. Actually I did a transit post a few years back when a Boston ex-fireboat transited the sixth boro on its way to Lake Huron to reinvent as a dive boat.
This post started with Glenn Raymo catching a shot of NOAA 5503 northbound in Poughkeepsie.
Then, unprompted, Mike Pelletier, engineer of Urger noticed it between locks 2 and 3 in Waterford, westbound. When I noticed it on AIS, southbound on the Welland, I knew she was doing a long haul. So here’s what I’ve since learned: this vessel “was transferred to NOAA from the CG in Fort Macon NC. Its final destination is Muskegon MI, where it will undergo a full overhaul and be refit for service as a research vessel on the Great Lakes.” Many thanks to Glenn, Mike, and my other sources.
But if NOAA is transiting far, Sand Master is going much much farther. Any ideas what HN RTB is?
Here’s a photo of Sand Master I got just over a month ago at the Great Lake just west of the Bayonne Bridge.
Try Roatán, Honduras.
Thanks all for the photos and the information. And please help keep eyes open for unique transiting vessels and those who work mostly here.
The sixth boro has pyramids?
It does have fortifications, here patrolled by Gelberman.
And lots of interesting names, making for great juxtapositions.
And every now and then some seldom seen boats pass like this one, always out there but rarely –it seems–coming in close.
Kendall J. Hebert for a closeup!
I regret I didn’t get a close-up of the stack.
Ron G rotates through the sixth boro now and then.
Thanks to Ashley Hutto for the pyramids and Sand Master photos. All others by Will Van Dorp.
Cold winter waterscapes –like especially hot dry landscapes –delight with the optical ilusions they yield. Behold Hyundai Glory . . . or maybe just an assemblage of coherent containers hovering together.
Have a look at MSC Catania. On the left in the distance, notice the very long arm of the Statue of Liberty, and midway between it and the ship . . . a very tall building in Queens, One Court Square, looking much taller than its 50 stories.
Rosemary Miller ? (center) meets Torm Aslaug, which triggered today’s series.
Sand Master and sand mining barge nearly spans the Narrows.
Tanker Cape Tallin heads for the anchorage, passing the tops of the towers of Marine Parkway.
Here’s the foto that started the series. notice two grayish shapes forward of the bow of Torm Aslug? I could see them all the way from the top of a bridge on the Belt Parkway.
Here, as seen from Mount Mitchill, the highest headland on the east coast south of Maine . . . you can see the same two vessels–MSC by the color of their stacks–and McAllister Responder.
East of her . . . I don’t know, but my guess would be a T-AOE.
Any guess on the viewpoint of Manhattan with Hood Island departing back south for more tropical fruit?
It’s taken from the same ridge at Sandy Hook, looking down across the still closed Sandy Hook National Park area.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Huron Service used to be Eric Candies. Look at the lines of her hull and house. Do they
Between 0800 and 0900 this morning, sunshine poured down onto the KVK, and deepened all the colors. Sand Master (more of these fotos tomorrow) was positively radiant while waiting–it seemed– for something to happen before it can get into the fuel dock.
I then went to my appointment on the land side of Richmond Terrace, noticing from indoors two Ital container vessels (Moderna and another) passed. Before noon, as I headed back home, I noticed that Oyster Creek with the bunker barge was refueling Shorthorn Express north of the VZ Bridge as
By noon, bright sunshine had turned to overcast gray and then drizzle. No snow, though.