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More from the archives . . .  aerial of Pier 40 and the Holland Tunnel vent . . . photo said to be taken in 1955.

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Photo said to be “three-masted schooner” in 1937.  Clearly that’s not a schooner there with the GW Bridge in the background.  Anyone know what sailing ship that might have been?

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Photo by Sam Brody February 1938.  Ferry Hackensack foreground with Jack Frost Sugars over on the Edgewater, NJ side.

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Todd Shipyard, 1935-41 . .  .  Here’s a list of what was built there and an aerial view (you may have to scroll horizontally) of what it today is occupied by IKEA.

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SS Normandie . . . headed for the North River piers.

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City of Chattanooga December 1937.

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Brooklyn docks as seen from Brooklyn Heights, November 1937.  Here’s a Munson Lines flyer.

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Here’s the schedule–sorry for all the repetition–for Wednesday evening’s documentary portion of the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, where Graves of Arthur Kill will be shown.  Gary and I will hang for a while at Park Plaza Bar after the show. It may be mobbed?

So I’m just speculating. I’ve not noticed the tug below before this summer, and I could be wrong, but what do the colors remind you of?

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It’s coming from Erie Basin . . . Jenny Anne.

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Erie Basin also contains these cranes, vestige of the Todd Shipyard graving dock. Notice their color.

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We all know the box store going up over there. Know what their colors are?

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Might Ikea containers travel directly from whatever NYC container facility to the store? That at least would be interesting and take trucks off the road system.  But I’m just speculating.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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