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I had some business cards made up some time back. Guess what image I put there. Alice? No, she’s over in the Pacific now southwest of Revillagigedo Islands, and I’m intrigued. But enough of Alice, and on to EM



Ellen McAllister, also shown here escorting Sun Round outbound.



seen here yesterday on the south end of Newark Bay …



though transformed a lot after the 2006 rebuild. Can this 2006 shot be the same vessel?



A month or so back EM, in the midst of the activities, was preparing to move President Polk out of Howland Hook.

Schottel, manufacturer of EM‘s z-drive, has stunning fotos of dozens of diverse vessels similarly equipped here.



The photo above was taken 19 years ago. I didn’t take it. Info about the shot follows at the end of this post.



Black-tipped red stack(s) with two white rings . . . that’s McAllister Towing. Captain James McAllister, an immigrant from Ireland’s County Antrim, started the business 143 years ago in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Here Ellen McAllister, a recently rebuilt tractor tug, escorts Sun Round, container ship, outbound from KVK.



McAllister Responder and Charles D. McAllister dock a tall ship at Pier 17 Manhattan in 2006. By the way, Charles D. is undergoing upgrades as you read this. Notice a Gemini theme going here.



Here’s a recent shot of Responder standing by, waiting to assist with docking.



Work’s here. Notice the sheet about to drape between the Responder‘s rubber fender and the white hull of cutter Seneca.

The 1988 foto was taken by Daniel Hormann. You can contact him about a $15 CD with dozens of vintage 1988 NY harbor photos at danielhormann (at) comcast (dot) net.

All other images here, Will Van Dorp

Sun Round is just a gratutious picture here for this link and another about stowaways. Quite the feat to survive in a container on a trip from China or South America. Here’s another. Can you imagine a ship held outside the Narrows because of monkeys?   Worse stories exist and they don’t involve felines or canines. Jonathan Raban, whose interests overlap many of mine, creates a humorous stowaway character in Waxwing.



Sun Round herself, gratuitous as the foto started out, has something in common with felines . . . multiple lives. She’s on a second life. See this link and scroll through: Sun Round is there in alphabetical.



All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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