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Topeka, with a slightly different design, dates from 2006. In the Topeka series, there are at least 10.
Here Topeka has the stern ramp down in Bayonne.
Turandot dates from 1995.
Tortugas, seen here Pacific bound on the Panama Canal, began service the same year as Topeka. This series is powered by a 17750 hp Mitsubishi plant that looks like this.
To see how this design has evolved over the better part of a century, click here.
Thanks to Brian DeForest for the top photo. All others by Will Van Dorp, who dedicates this post to bowsprite, who offered this version of a Tortugas’ sister here in December.
Here was 2. Floating ice has started to arrive in the Upper Bay, where I might get to tomorrow, but in the Kills . . . it’s clinging ice. The vessel beyond the #9 is Asphalt Eagle.
A Vane unit travels eastbound on the KVK.
Tankers of sizes from BW Amazon to Capt. Log go about their business.
Note the ice clinging to the Brooklyn shore and to Ellen’s flanks.
Beyond Ellen, Topeka, and Ron G, I think I can spy some floating ice just west of the Battery.
Robert E. McAllister looks to have even more icy cling than Ellen did.
And . . . with mention of ice floating in its direction, BW Amazon seems to have decided to head out to sea.
All fotos today by Will Van Dorp, whose fingers are now thawed out.
To paraphrase the line about the chanteuse grosse and something “being over,” I couldn’t really feel
It turns out that Topeka and
Tortugas, which I saw just over two weeks ago in Panama, could not be more similar. Both were built in Nagasaki in 2006, registered in Southhampton, and have a car-carrying capacity of 6354 automobiles!
Topeka’s itinerary for March is as follows:
|2012 March 30th, 10:00:09 UTC||New York|
|2012 March 28th, 08:30:29 UTC||Halifax|
|2012 March 18th, 01:00:53 UTC||Southampton|
|2012 March 15th, 22:00:24 UTC||Zeebrugge|
|2012 March 13th, 23:00:50 UTC||Bremerhaven|
|2012 March 11th, 13:00:27 UTC||Zeebrugge|
|2012 March 6th, 05:00:54 UTC||Barcelona|
|2012 March 4th, 22:00:49 UTC||Voltri|
|2012 March 1st, 19:00:17 UTC||Izmir|
Tortugas‘s for the past two months is as follows:
|2012 April 7th, 06:00:56 UTC||Yokohama|
|2012 March 26th, 01:00:23 UTC||Tacoma|
|2012 March 22nd, 07:30:45 UTC||Port Hueneme|
|2012 March 12th, 13:00:30 UTC||Manzanillo|
|2012 February 29th, 02:45:56 UTC||Southampton|
|2012 February 27th, 10:00:16 UTC||Zeebrugge|
|2012 February 24th, 15:00:35 UTC||Bremerhauen|
|2012 February 5th, 05:00:55 UTC||Brunswick|
|2012 February 2nd, 18:00:15 UTC||Newark Berth 17|
|2012 February 2nd, 05:00:23 UTC||New York|
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.