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Wendell Sea . . . she started out as Scott C, in 2007, meaning she worked as a SeaBoats vessel for only around a third of its life.  I got these photos of her last week.

She’s larger than I imagined:  104′ x 37′ and powered by 4800 hp. That’s Dean Reinauer in the background.

 

 

Back in April 2010, she looked like this.

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

 

I should rename this post “Time Warp.”  I started it in May 2008 and this morning–in response to some Facebook exchanges–resurrected it.  Maybe I will begin a series called “Time Warp,” though, and any photos no more than 20 years old–to pick an arbitrary boundary and to keep the series from becoming ancient time warp which could be its own thing– . . . any photos you wish to contribute no more than two decades old would be welcome.   Maybe I gave up on this post six years back because I had too many unanswered questions.

Anyhow, to plunge back in . . . Robert Silva and Harold Tartell provided foto of Manhasset from way back, when it sported a flying horse on its stack . . . .  I assumed this vessel was long ago scrapped.  I’m also assuming the location of this shot can be pegged by the two LNG tanks in the background.

 

Here’s another shot of the vessel (1958) (or 1952) in transition, I presume, sent along by Robert Silva.

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Here’s a photo I took in 2008:  a different small tankship Mostank (1950) maneuvers close to a tanker.  I don’t know if Galahad is still in service, and

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Here in Arthur Kill to resupply, I suppose,  Mostank . . . M O S being Marine Oil Service.  Mostank shows up as registered until at least a year ago.  Emma Miller now serves the sixth boro.

Here’s where the time warp impinges on this post.  Great Gull was around still six or seven or eight years ago.  Time flies.  The Gull has flown south.

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Back then, John B. Caddell was still working.  Is she still intact?

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Nathan E. Stewart was still in town and here moving Mary A. Whalen to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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The unique Odin still worked here, and

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Weddell Sea was still known as Scott C.

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All photos here by will Van Dorp unless otherwise attributed.

 

 

Greenland Sea passes the container port at Howland Hook,

Craig Eric Reinauer exits Erie Basin,

Christine M. McAllister approaches the Buttermilk,

Scott C glides past Carl Schurz Park,

Nanticoke pushes into the eastern end of the East River, and

I’m wondering how many of these will converge for the festivities on the North River (aka the Hudson) this Sunday.

Above is the first in this week’s series of previously unposted fotos of last Labor Day’s race.

Photos, WVD.

Well, it’s not chaos when so many vessels move purposefully in such close proximity. Between a passing John P. Brown and a moored Stena Antarctica, Scott C and Dorothy Elizabeth finesse a fuel barge into a tight spot.

Cooperating here are Scott C — less than 2 years old, 4500 hp, and 105 loa — and Dorothy Elizabeth — 57 years afloat, 1800 hp, and 100 loa.

Matthew Tibbetts and an unidentified McAllister do the same,

as do June K and Bouchard Girls, and

then Matthew Tibbetts moves in to assist Juliet Reinauer.

Herding barges: chaos it’s not, nor is it loco motion. It’s commotion.

Photos, WVD.

Blogging keeps rewarding me with tendrils extended my way by folk I’d otherwise never meet. Thanks to David, I just learned of a blog outa Wisconsin named gardengrow (new link on left) and colourful Nassau tug Snapper.

 

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Above, colourful reflection of Manhattan and an unidentified tug beside a crane barge preparing to lift the Empire State building? Below, the venerable Crow, antique red sibling of Cheyenne, built in Brooklyn 45 years ago.

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Stemming the tide northbound on North River it’s Scott C, less than a year old out of Rhode Island.

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Anchored off the Narrows, it’s Treasure Coast, twice Scott C’s age, out of Maryland.

 

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And tugging [ 😉 ]for inclusion here is this foto of colourful decorations in Chinatown.  Happy Year of the Rat, our industrious brother.

 

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All images, Will Van Dorp

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