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I sometimes take photos and imagine how I’ll use them, and then later, another photo offers great juxtaposition.  Like this one.  I used it before here.

But then another photo jumps into my vantage point and camera, and suggests a different use.  We have The Commissioner above and Commodore below, so

that makes me wonder whether and where might be other boats like Contender, Confuser,  . . . Collaborator, which strikes me as a good name for a crew rowboat or a three-person kayak.

The NYC Ferry has grown quickly and chosen some interesting names.  Each time I see this one, my brain makes me say Opportunity comes and

Opportunity goes.  People who arrive late at the dock might report that they missed the opportunity.

I know this boat but I don’t know why a stranger might have difficulty identifying it.

Both sides had this treatment.

ONE Stork showed up here a while back, pink or magenta, and I missed it.  Next time.  In the fall.

There’s an announcement coming tomorrow.

 

The wheel should be a giveaway for location.  More on that later in the post.

I’ve not found much info on the delightfully-blue ST called “The Commissioner,” other than a photo of it breaking ice in Burnham Harbor.

Kenosha, nearby, launched in 1954 in Missouri.

 

Kenosha pushes the crane barge out to a breakwater.

Now standing with my back to the wheel and looking north, it’s 1981 built Valerie B, 

a 1981 tug owned by Kokosing.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who wonders why US entities get their ferris wheels from foreign companies.  The Centennial Wheel is Dutch Wheels Model DW60.

Here’s more on Ferris,  his wheel, and a large power wheel used in an iron ore operation along the Hudson River.  Yes, that Hudson.

 

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