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Sarah Dann left the sixth boro the other day with

this deckload on CBC Savannah.

Some questions I had were  . . . what and where to?

Inquiring ducks wanted to know, and yes, this is the opposite scenario of “little loquacious birdie.”

 

Modular structure for a refinery perhaps?  As of this posting, she’s nearly off Charleston, South Carolina.

Photos and curiosity by Will Van Dorp.

What caught my attention was the towed side-by-side barge arrangement in the KVK,

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GL 65 and 66,

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with Stephanie Dann hanging off the stern.

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Once between Stapleton and Bay Ridge, the tow was re-made and

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and Sarah Dann took the two out the Narrows.

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Forty-eight hours later, they are still southbound, almost 350 nautical miles out of the sixth boro and off Cape Hatteras, and still southbound.

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So I have this question . . .  so since there are southbound train songs, why do I know  no southbound tow songs.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Robert E. McAllister has quickly become my favorite tugboat in the sixth boro.  I know how fickle that sounds . . .  But here, muscling Victorious Ace around under cover of darkness, Robert E. is incomparable.

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Of course, Margaret Moran nudging in Carnival Glory is no slouch either.

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As many in the sleeping city have eyes closed, not everyone does.  Mary Alice (I think) grabs scows by the pair.

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Sarah Dann and scow have invisible bottoms as WTC1 has no top.   I hope to put up some nekkid hull pics soon.   To see nekkid car carrier hulls like Victorious Ace, click here.

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Behold Discovery Coast, sleepless in the sixth boro.

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Ellen . . .  whom I’ve long admired and still do, I’m happy to meet

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your sister.   According to this 2004 article, McAllister had at that time converted over a dozen of these.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

 

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.

When New Amsterdam became New York, it must have been easy: just run up a new flag and defend it with cannon.  RSGuskind documents what happens on buildings in his faded industry post.

 

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This tug used to be known as Exxon Empire State, but all that’s left of the previous identity is raised metal. So grind it off or lavish on the paint?   A friend named Mary had a similar dilemma when she divorced the husband whose name she had had tattooed on her back.

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To mask the raised metal that previously announced this vessel as Fidelio (sibling of Faust), more than 10′ of plate was cut and the structure masked by adding a lifeboat assembly to mark its transformation to Patriot.

 

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Sarah Dann‘s renaming is well-executed, but I’m wondering why she’s no longer Stephanie Dann. What sibling rivalry underlies this?

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I just finished a book that involves a tugboat Rose renamed as Babe. Check it out here.

Photos, WVD.

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