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For GHP&W 10, let’s gallivant over to the West Coast and look at some photos there by Glen, who moved to the Columbia watershed after a long career working on sixth boro waterways.

Let’s start out with Shaver’s Washington.  Notice anything unusual about this photo?  Answer at the end of the post.

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And some more starting with Kirby’s Sirius,

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Tidewater,

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Shaver’s Umatilla and Foss’ Howard Olsen,

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Shaver’s Deschutes,

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Portland,

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Vancouver,

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P. J. Brix, and

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and Bernert’s Diane B.

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And in that first photo, Washington travels on the river any way forward she pleases.

Many thanks to Glen  for these photos.

 

Sail Amsterdam ended a month ago, but these photos come from a relative who works for Dutch law enforcement and could mingle freely with his vessel.  Thanks cousin.

New Yorkers should easily recognize this vessel, in spite of some slightly different trappings.

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Guayas, the Ecuadorian tall ship, called in the sixth boro three years ago.  

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Guayas was assisted by Aaron on the bow.  Can anyone identify the tug hanging on the stern?  Aaron appeared here once a year ago.

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Sirius is an Iskes tug that outpowers Aaron by about four-fold.

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Steam tug Scheelenkuhlen (70′ x 21′ x 6′ draft and 65 tons) dates from 1927.

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Anny, built 1957, has a telescoping wheelhouse visible here and works Amsterdam’s canals, as seen here.

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A876 Hunze, launched 1987, is one of five large tugs operated by the Royal Dutch Navy.

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Shipdock VI measures 52′ x 13.’

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I can’t tell you much about Jan.

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Voorzan III dates from 1932.  Stadt Amsterdam has called in the sixth boro several times.

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Triton 2008 is another Iskes tug. 

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They’re all beauties . . . from Zeetijger to

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Maasstroom.

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And this has to be a tanker that delights when she calls into port at the end of the day.

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Let’s call it quits for today with a tug operated by the Port of Amsterdam . . . PA5 aka Pollux

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All photos by “Hans Brinker.”

“Really random” posts tend to be far-flung, so let’s start out with this photo by Jed, who has contributed many photos recently.   Then there’s JED, who has contributed photos starting from 2008.   The boat dates from 1975.

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From Jan Oosterboer via Fred Trooster, here’s the 1955 tug Argus along with

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Orion (1961), and

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Sirius (1966).  It appears that Sirius–like Orion and Brendan Turecamo–also has a wheelhouse that can be raised.

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For the scale of the “tow” here, scroll down and

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behold–Thialf, with a combined lifting capacity of over 14,000 tons!!  Click here to see the view down from Thialf’s deck AND be sure to read the comments that follow.   Here are a few other heavy-lifters including Saipem 7000.

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Heading back to NYC but as  the South Street Seaport Museum area of the sixth boro of NYC  looked in 1985, from a secret salt, it’s the 1939 USCGC WYT-93, Raritan!  The two vessels around her are, of course 1885 schooner Pioneer and 1908 lightship Ambrose.  Click here for a list of specifics and missions on Raritan, but one of her operations was against M/V Sarah of Radio NewYork International.  M/V Sarah was eventually blown up for a movie stunt.

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And rounding this post out . . . from Elizabeth, in Alameda, it’s  the 1943 YT-181 Mazapeta.

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In the distance is T-AKR-1001 GTS Admiral W. M. Callaghan, an MSC RORO named for a significant USN officer.

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Credit for each of these photos is as attributed.  Thanks to you all.

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Photos 2, 3, 4, and 5 here were taken from Hoek van Holland;  the others are from Amsterdam.  It’s been rainy and gray.  Enjoy.

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