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Here’s the first in this series.   David sent me some photos earlier this week and offered to write the commentary as well.  Hence the quotation marks.

Marie J. Turecamo steam harmlessly through the harbor.”

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James Turecamo makes a splash as she heads towards the Kill.”

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Lincoln Sea sits patiently in the notch of the DBL 140.”

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“Two displays of heritage in the form of New York State Marine Highway tug Margot and Ellis Island.”

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Herbert P. Brake pushes a scrap barge (possible future additions to her hull?) through the harbor.”

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Crystal Cutler pushes the Patricia Poling as Andrew Barbieri bears down upon her.”

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My take:  if a waterborne Rip van Winkle had fallen asleep 80 years ago and awakened today, the bridge and the light might be among the very few structures he would recognize.

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Stephen Reinauer steams lite through the harbor towards her next assignment.”

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“Ever ready, ever vigilant.”  

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Thanks, David.    The sixth boor’s the star here, IMHO.  To post some corny doggerel in Poetry Month “collaboration is the game and “sixth boro” the star’s name!

 

Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, late October 2013.

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Same bridge February 4 2014.

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WYTL 65611 Line and Doris Moran passing under that same bridge  February 4 2014.

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Looking south toward Bannerman’s Castle late October 2013.

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From not as close . . . but that’s Bannerman’s slightly off to the left.

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Northside of Bear Mountain Bridge in October 2013 and

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yesterday with Stephen Reinauer with RTC 80  north bound and

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and Stephen-Scott with light barge RTC 20.

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Doris meets the train.

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Here’s looking south from Newburgh dock mid November a few years ago, and

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here’s the same view from earlier this week.

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All fotos of two of the faces of the Hudson River by Will Van Dorp.

If you’ve never sat along the KVK, you might have no idea how much traffic passes.  I left two hours early for work yesterday to allow a 120-minute savoring.  What you see here is only the big stuff.  Zim Virginia bound for sea.  Note the apparent lowering of the hook onto the house of Maria J.

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Notice the port of registry:  Haifa.

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Next vessel out, bound for sea and escorted by Laura K Moran:  Ever Deluxe.

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As Ever Deluxe bends to the north in the Constable Hook Reach, she passes Michigan Service and Stephen Reinauer.

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Next outbound vessel is Tessa PG, with  Justine McAllister looking to assist.  By the way, where’s Douglas?  Answer below.

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Actually providing the assist is McAllister Responder.

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Inbound is Americas Spirit, an aframax tanker.

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And just as I know I have to rush to work, outbound sashays MSC Endurance, (ex-Sea Land Endurance) guided by Marie J. Turecamo to port and . . .

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Kimberly Turecamo.  See the guy descending the ladder.  Would he be

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deckhand?  And all the spectators?

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Maybe I’ll put up more fotos of Endurance and others later, but my point here is . . . two hours equaled five large ships with combined 278,000 deadweight tons.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp on June 23, 2009 between roughly 0700 and 0900 h.  By the way, if it seems dark in these fotos, New York has seen rain every day except a handful since the start of June, nine inches over the past 30 days versus the “normal” three.

Douglas . . .  port and largest city of Isle of Man.  Douglas population is almost 27,000!

Unrelated:  I might not post  this Saturday because I’m  . . .er . . .  er . . . going for a hike on the Appalachian Trail, probably the South Carolina portion, said to have stunning vistas, easily confused with the southern hemisphere, I hear.

The Nemo-deer figurehead had led us to midpoint in the KVK before the fuel soured in the engine, and

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Kristy Ann Reinauer (shown here with Stephen last summer over by the AK Bridge) offered a tow to a quicker safer anchorage over

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where futile calls for assistance led nowhere when the dispatcher for a certain unnamed membership-based rescue service wanted to know where between Lake Erie and Erie Canal  one might find the location of Erie Basin (!?@!?)

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and USCG patrol/headquarters sorted out their protocols and

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graciously towed us to Red Hook.  For a a photo of your truly doing his own fotos, check this link, with many thanks to Tom Turner.

Meanwhile, I’m still gallivanting in the Coosa, Tennessee,  and  Chattahoochee watersheds.  Fotos soon, but I’m striking out with much traffic of the rivers.

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About Kristy Ann, I’m wondering if she’s a twin of Juliet?

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I love the promise of dawn.  Daybreak shows a lot of traffic:  tugs, barge, ship . . .

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Ship Sanuki wiggles into the dock while Reinauers Kristy Ann and Stephen get RTC 80 to the filling station

and then I gotta get to work.

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…or wheat or peanut butter or … just what color shade of brown is it?

 

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For what it’s worth, I’ll just call the Reinauer color close enough to “Hudson spring melt” brown with wine red. Kristy Ann Reinauer muscled a fuel barge upriver last April. I took the foto from Storm King Mountain.

 

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Christian Reinauer in Brooklyn Navy Yard last January,

 

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Kristy Ann Reinauer pushing between Governor’s Island and the Battery (unseen to starboard),

 

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and Stephen Reinauer at anchor facing Bayonne. Notice anchor ball hanging from forward mast of barge.

 

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Stephen Scott approaches Erie Basin. I love the Reinauer site album of their equipment taken mostly by Reinauer crew, especially the winter shot near the bottom, tug and barge moving through ice above their reflection.

For more water vessel images, check out this tug video by Tom at thirdwavefilms.com

All photos, Will Van Dorp.

People sometimes talk about re-inventing themselves, coming to forks or crossroads and then making decisions that change everything. We move from day to day performing repeated triage. Here’s a story of triage and rebirth some of you know; shame on me for discovering just now. My foto library begged my noticing her months ago. Here passes Dorothy Elizabeth westbound in KVK.

 

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So I do some looking and I find this and especially this story of her rebirth as well as an account of the tug constellation of the harbor. Some of you say you don’t like to read links, but this is a must-read. to whet yer appetite, let me say this article is a saga: before Dorothy Elizabeth, she was Gotham, before that Christine Gellatly, before that the speedy Mobil 11, launched in 1951. She’s a labor of love, faith, and hope all named after a grandmother.
So I realize I too have other fotos of Dorothy Elizabeth, like westbound in East River in July 2007,

 

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northbound in Tug Race parade to the start line September 2006,

 

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and screaming southbound as the race begins . . . fleet off the start line to be certain.

 

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Go Dorothy Elizabeth. I’ll see you in a whole new light next time.

All photos above by Will Van Dorp.

And talking transformations, here’s an incredible set of 48 pix of an airplane that became a boat; click here and scroll through.

Let’s travel through the Kills now, under the beautful Bayonne that graces my blog masthead, up the Hudson, and as far back as Labor Day 2006, a fantastic weekend for the best sporting eventing of the entire year, the annual Tug Races. Here’s where the fleetest roil the waters of the Hudson, an event that warranted an official delegate from the Mayor this year, but demands a whole lot more attention.

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Late morning more than a dozen tugs made their way to the starting line, an imaginary marker between the stern of Intrepid and Port Imperial in Weehawken.

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All helmsman wait for the signal of the VHF. When it comes,

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thousands of horsepower spin enormous propellors (which you’ll see in a future blogpost) and a placid Hudson is transformed.

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Anything smaller than the fleetest tug, K-Sea’s Lincoln Sea, and what is NOT smaller than Lincoln Sea, like Urger here, feels that small craft warning should have been posted. Who wins you might ask…

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Could there really be any question? Lincoln Sea, the K-Sea tug at 8000 hp, 123 feet LOA. Here is post-race festivities, Lincoln Sea takes on others in its class? It’s Janice Ann Reinauer, 2200 hp and 86 feet LOA.

Tell your friends and see you at the Labor Day 2007 premier sports event in– the world.

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