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Spirit of America . . . operates as an icon among icons.
I need to force myself to look hard to see the obvious differences between Spirit and S. I. Newhouse, and others.
Recently, though, Spirit has intruded into my photos more than any other one of the ferries.
Molinari . . .
John F. Kennedy and Spirit . . .
Either Newhouse or Barberi . . .
Positively identified as Newhouse.
And this is the old terminal, actually called Battery Maritime Building and unofficially the Governors Island ferry terminal today. And how’s the progress on its roof? What’s going on there? Read all about it here and here. Glass boxes seem currently in vogue in NYC.
Click on the image below to see Battery Maritime Building and more of the sixth boro almost a century ago.
For info on all the classes of Staten Island ferries, present and past, click here.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, except the nighttime photo by Seth Tane.
And finally . . . here’s a bowsprite image used in a marinelink.com article without credit! And by bowsprite’s report, she’s received no response from marine link.com when she’s contacted them about . . . crediting her art. Hmmmm… See her original published image from four years earlier here.
Here was the post I put up the day 343 arrived in the sixth boro, brand spanking new. And below was a photo I took a few cold days ago when it seemed to be on routine patrol.
Tony Acabono snapped the next two photos just before 0011 Saturday, and
Ashley Hutto got this one just after lunch. Note the NYMediaboat is on the scene.
Here were some photos I got a few years ago of a land’s edge fire in a place where today there is no land. Pier 17 is gone, for now.
Paperwork fueled the fire, it seems.
Thanks much to Tony and Ashley for these photos. I took the first photo, where you can see the now-renovated Pier A. To see some of the previous usages of this area, click here. Right near there is also the dramatic Merchant Mariners Memorial by Marisol Escobar.
An unusual vessel working for a line with an unusual name . . . with . . . is that Gabby Miller in the background?
And here’s Laura K Moran, escorting in Durande, with an unusual port of registry on its stern.
Marseille . . . a place on my “wanna-see, gotta gallivant” list.
And another . . . by the color it’s Maersk, escorted in here by . . . Ellen McAllister, I think.
But look, there amidships . . . just above the word “LINE” . . .
. . . is that an Oshkosh?
There’s never a shortage of surprises in the sixth boro. All photos taken in the past few days by Will Van Dorp, who has learned of these forthcoming and unusually large vessels on the horizon somewhere.
I’m not sure what the rest of the story here is, but for me the story is a vessel–Sea Surveyor–I’ve never seen before and parked at a location where it can get help . . . like
Sea Surveyor is a vessel of the Gardine Marine Sciences group.
Photos by Will Van Dorp, the day after Storm Juno passed through.
Storm Juno was all hyperbole in the five boros . . . not as harsh as in eastern Long Island and southern New England, but it was cold the day after. Nevertheless, Mary Alice and Cheyenne were hard at work,
as was Mister Jim.
The same is true for Barbara McAllister and
Buchanan 1 was at work.
The government boats were out like Liberty V and
Of course, cold means demand for fuel . . and Matthew Tibbetts was moving it , as
was Crystal Cutler.
Joyce D. Brown was moving the railroad and
Treasure Coast had a barge astern headed south. Anyone know what cargo was/will be in the barge?
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who went out to see the sights after the storm.
Here was 2.
So let’s remember how Viking looked in 2011, and
how she looked this past week.
Ditto . . . here was Annabelle V. Roehrig is early 2008, which
looked like this in 2009. Notice the pins in the modified bow.
And here she was this weekend, departing Bayonne with
assistance from Taurus, which itself
has changed from this in 2009 to
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who along with the rest of us . . . never changes. Ha!
Here were previous installments.
And below are a set of small craft I’ve seen in the sixth boro and further environs so far this month . . . .
The colors look familiar here, but
This one I have noticed before . . .
Wolf River used to be everywhere in the harbor until it got shipped–literally–to some far distant
dredge projects, like this one on Guanabara Bay in summer 2013.
The KVK is not the regular route of pilot boat Yankee.
Now here is the small craft that could and DID . . .
Dobrin . . . is a 65′ Swiftships-built survey vessel.
Can anyone identify the manufacturer of NYSB-3. I’m guessing this is one of several identical vessels in the USACE NY District fleet?
And here’s a clue . . . Vane Brothers currently has a crew boat in the harbor! Christian was formerly owned by Kirby, K-Sea, and others.
And to end where we started but we a quite different attitude . . . given the tender carried over the stern. I don’t know this boat.
Let me postscript in another closer-up photo . . .showing a Rhode Island registry . . .
All photos taken very recently by Will Van Dorp.
Wow! It’s been quite a few years since I’ve used this title. The sixth boro has diverse conveyances for folks who want to get out on the water . . . from NYMediaBoat . . to CircleLine . . . with many options in between, too many to list here, although if you have a favorite way of getting out onto the water, please add a comment to the blog.
The red hulled vessel Louisiana-built vessel called The Manhattan (1970) now does tours in the sixth boro; it used to work out of Cape May taking folks to see whales.
But the Blount-built passenger vessel below certainly demonstrates the cosmopolitan nature of the sixth boro more clearly than most other vessels.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who’s still looking for your family photos that relate to the 1950s and 1960s Hudson River National Defense Reserve Fleet.
If you ever drive eastbound on Staten Island’s northern “land edge” route aka Richmond Terrace, you’ve probably seen this mural by Ian Kelleher. The other day I stopped for a closer look and noticed
a delightful additional spoke on Bayonne’s windmill–harkening back about 400 years–and a huge upside-down unicycle just west of the ferry racks.
When I approached the ferry terminal, I noticed some wheel hardware beginning to accumulate.
Keep your eyes on this location . . . things could be happening soon. By the way, notice there are details of ships hidden in the background of the three previous photos, speaking to the proximity of the Eye . . . or Wheel . . . to shipping channels.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.