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Over half a year ago, I did a series of posts on Atlantic Star, the first of the new ACL c-ships arriving in the sixth boro for the first time. The other day was my first time to spot the next of the set of five.
And given the location of Wavertree, a 130-year-old veteran of Atlantic (and all its adjoining waters) sailing,
juxtaposing the two seemed an opportunity not to pass up. imagine this as cover art for a book called Atlantic Sail, Then and Now. And no, I haven’t written it.
Here’s a shot. Now if only I’d had a drone…. I suppose in a few weeks if Peking is docked here, a shot with that barque and this Zim vessel (IMO 9289544) would be the one to get.
See in the middle distance a Nukahevan craft passing Atlantic Sail?
No matter. Let’s study the novel shapes and angles on the CONRO, assisted out here by Eric McAllister.
That’s the stack offset to port.
Steel curves like this in superstructure are unusual.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Name that tug?
Yes, that one on the far side of the outbound
CMA CGM box ship . . .
and passing all the steel skyscrapers in the distance.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Here are some posts about Lettie G. Howard.
Want to join the crew for a sail to Gloucester for the 2016 schooner race, be part of the race crew, or help sail the 1893 schooner back to NYC’s sixth boro?
You’d be crew in training, integrated into watch-standing along with her professional crew.
On the return, she stops in New London for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival. And all the while, you’d be supporting the good work of South Street Seaport Museum, which has many other unparalleled events coming up in the next few weeks.
Here are the specifics on ticket prices, dates, and itineraries:
The first and last photos here come from Hannah Basch-Gould; all the other have been taken by Will Van Dorp, who on these dates will be gallivanting to francophone Canada in search of Champlain’s dream.
Torm Neches . . . has not much color contrast in the superstructure.
This ship has clear reminders of hazards.
Crew here work on re-elevating the antenna after clearing the Bayonne Bridge for sea.
Ah, the sixth boro has a paddle wheeler with a wheel that never turns, yet the Queen of Hearts moves, as if by magic.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who will again be leaving the sixth boro soon.
Know him? No, he’s not sent me photos. But I just learned his name, and I’ll introduce you to him after a few photos that I’ve taken.
What surprised me about the photo above and below is that two sets of markings exist.
Here’s the more standard quantification system.
The difference between the waves produced by the ship and the tug appear to be explained by structure below the waterline.
The next two photos were taken in freshwater where water clarity is substantially better than in the photos above.
So back to Mr Taylor. He was a naval architect and engineer working for the US Navy and credited as the creator of an experimental model tank used in navy ship design. According to this paper, the David Taylor Model Basin is where the bulbous bow was invented.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who hopes some of you with naval architecture training respond to this.
As much as this crew boat laboring through the water appears an apt metaphor of my own laboring through the dog days of August this year, pushing so much water seems unproductive. Am I wrong in thinking this? Just wondering.
It did make for some photos I liked though.
All photos by Will Van Dorp. Here are the previous “small craft” posts.
Here’s a detail I noticed recently that I truly do not understand. There are three sets of load lines. does this mean that significant changes have been made to the vessel such that greater load–deepest draft marks here seem to be the current ones–is now legal? The tanker is 16 years old.
Thanks. Photo by Will Van Dorp.
The first two photos–showing the newest and fastest (??) ATB to arrive in the sixth boro– were taken by Randall Fahry.
Zachery Reinauer is a Hudson River-built tug from 1971 one of the last 10 built at Matton, and she looks as good today as new!
This was taken a few seconds later, and this
as she stands by, while Haggerty Girls finesses RTC 107 into position.
An occasional sixth boro visitor, it’s Rhea I. Bouchard with B. No. 284.
As I began this post with another photographer’s photo, so I’ll end. Thanks to Gerard Thornton for this rare catch of Ticonderoga assisting Pleon (?) into the Kills, possibly the last float for Pleon. That’s also Barry Silverton in the distance.
Thanks to Randall and Gerard for use their photo. All others by Will Van Dorp.
Well well well . . . the paint confused me here, until
I gt the name board . . . Mister Jim working while transforming. Click here for a winter photo of Mister Jim.
Weddell Sea I’ve not seen in a while. And her barge looks to be undergoing a paint change as well.
Here’s my first glance close up of the stack of
Silverton appears to belong to a different fleet than the Harley tugs that’ve been here for almost 10 years, like HMS St. Andrews.
Brendan Turecamo here is rushing past CMA CGM Corneille to assist from starboard. Here’s a Brendan Turecamo photo from almost 10 years ago. Here’s more on CMA CGM Corneille, and if you want a refresher on who Pierre Corneille was, click here. Recently the sixth bork has seen other c-ships named for writers like Herman Hesse and Ernest Hemingway.
Closing this post out . . .it’s Jonathan C Moran, moving a tanker out. More on this tanker soon. But
my photo below shows Jonathan C Moran on her christening day, less than two months ago.
All photos here by Will Van Dorp.
Here were the previous posts, the last one being in April. On June 11, I took the photo below, and since then had not been back until yesterday. Note how far along the Bayonne Bridge was on that date, as well
Here’s a closer up of the rigging on June 11.
Now let’s jump forward to yesterday, August 15. Note where the crane barge
Claude G. Forbes started the morning, and
and check the progressing in rigging, compared with photo #2 above.
Yard tug Jay Bee V came out to
reposition the barge. Note the mizzen on the background.
Then the crane pivoted around and
the block was lowered and
straps added and
all systems checked and
then slowly tensioned. One end of the mast lifted from off the deck
BUT then it was lowered. I waited around for an hour more, but then had other places to be. I’ll have to pick up the Wavertree story another time.
Since I mentioned the Bayonne Bridge–its own process–here’s what the work looks like as of August 15 from over off the west end of Caddell Dry Dock .. . aka ex-Blissenbach Marina now known as Heritage Park, which in my opinion, should have foliage trimmed so as to be more user friendly for land-based photographers.
Thanks to everyone who braved the heat last night and came to the showing of Graves of Arthur Kill. Special thanks to those wizards who problem-solved our way through the technical challenges, except I had brought along an antepenultimate version . . . and sorry I didn’t have a chance to talk with everyone there. What you want–prepare for an explicit commercial message here– is this version, which Gary and I call “the director’s cut,” available for a mere $11.99.
While I’m doing “commercials,” here’s an opportunity for the right people to sail offshore on South Street Seaport Museum’s 1893 fishing schooner, up to Gloucester for the 2016 schooner races, or back, or some portion thereof. Click here for some of the many Lettie G. Howard posts I’ve done over the years.
All photos here by Will Van Dorp.