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I’ve mentioned before that this is my miscellaneous category, although “everything” you pull out of your line locker or junk drawer is important for something, “miscellany” sounds dismissive.
Here’s how this post works: I’ll put in no comment until the second time through. Starting with the one below, see the man face mostly down in the small craft sculling with right hand. See the “cannon” forward, recoil preventer in place?
I’d meant to include this a few weeks ago, but forgot.
And here . . . notice a splash of color where often you’d just read a phrase like “safety first” or “no smoking”? Ice waters below and
lock walls here.
“Yes!! I beat the ship,” thought he. But why’s he blowing the horn so much, a**hole!!@#, thought he.
And finally . . . ever stop into a Wawa for coffee? I’ll get back to that.
Reprise time. See the gun there? I paced it out at about nine feet long. It’s a punt gun, formerly used by “market hunters” in a host of flyways, including locally along Long Island. I finally visited the New York State Museum in Albany recently, and this is one of the displays. Much more about punt guns and sneak boxes here.
And the painting on the forward side of the superstructure, here’s more on that CSL project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the creation of an independent Canadian confederation. And if you ever wonder what the francophone Canadians call the “Canada goose,” it’s a bernache du Canada.
And that SUP racing to cross the river in front of a ship! It’s that season, and soon conditions like those that created a near-fatal incident last summer will present themselves again. Don’t be a statistic! Here’s James Berman’s article from Workboat magazine with the “wheelhouse perspective.”
And Wawa, I’d read this and let it slip through my fingers. They are having an ATB unit built. Nah . . . not to transport coffee, which is sold at their midAtlantic convenience store gas stations. I’m wondering what they’ll call it . . . Wawa One? Wawa Wanna cuppa? Watuppa?
All photos here by Will Van Dorp, who wishes you a happy and peaceful day..
Name that tugboat?
Or this one?
Or these two? Answer follows.
Enjoy the rest of these for what they are . . .
Bruce A. McAllister above and Fort McHenry below.
Meredith C. Reinauer on a sunny but
cold morning. Ready for the answers on the first three?
Well, the first was Kimberly Poling, then
Dace Reinauer, which I first saw looking like this.
And finally Emily Ann, which reminds me of an email I once receivedfrom a reader named R. Pena, who wanted to track down the boat to which he owed his life after his own had sunk between Cuba and Florida. I embed the link to that post here because it’s a story that bears repetition.
And finally pushing New Hampshire around,
it’s Scott Turecamo. As a former resident of that state, I thought no one ever pushed New Hampshire around!
All photos this week by Will Van Dorp.
If you want to see what I’ve done with this title in the past, click here.
I’ll reveal this set of photos without explaining what’s going on. Check out the six people in this photo. They divide into two groups by “uniform,” but how are they related?
I might add that these photos are shown in reverse chronological order.
See the two men (or one of them at that moment) atop the superstructure in the photo below?
Now we’re moving forward in time again.
So the two groups of six total men in the top photo have nothing to do with each other. The ship’s crew wearing orange were simply photographing the bridge work, demolition at this point. I can’t say if they communicated, but my guess is that at their closest they were within 50 feet of each other.
All photo by Will Van Dorp.
This is looking down an 18% grade at L’Isle-aux-Coudres. Note the two ships–Algoma Mariner and an orange-hulled bunker called Federal Tyne–in the narrow channel. The river is much wider on the far side, but shallower. A photo of Federal Tyne appears at the end of this post. Tide is out.
Tidal fluctuation here is about nine feet.
See the stack markings on that tug?
It’s Felicia, built 1923 in Sorel, and hasn’t been McAllister since 1965.
I couldn’t get into the shipyard here, but I recognized these two boats . . .
June 2015 in Trois Rivieres and
Meanwhile, farther along the riverbanks but clearly for reflection, these shanties
accommodate folks who fish through holes.
Federal Tyne . . . I caught up with her here.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
And L’Isle-aux-Coudres, I have to get back there in summer.
Oh . . I don’t mean the boat that more than
once caught my attention from miles away because of that glowing color back ten years ago.
Not that striking prime mover . . . that seemed always engaged.
No, I mean
her fine namesake who passed a week ago. My condolences to her family and close friends. Waterskiing the East River? I wish I had photographed that!
Here are some classic Tennyson words.
Click here for more pics of the orange June K and fleet mates.
Algoma Mariner (2011) heads upriver with a load of ore. This time of year and until the St. Lawrence Seaway opens, Montreal is the head of navigation, so that’s where the ore will be discharged and sent further by rail.
Pilot exchange at Quebec City is facilitated by Ocean Ross Gaudreault (ORG).
Minutes after the exchange, ORG (94′ x 37′) cuts a swath back to the base
using its 5000 hp through the freshwater ice that’s come down from
Back in September, I got these photos of the pilots’ exchange.
For some info on the Canadian Pilots, Laurentian Region, click here.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
Alfonse Desjardins are twin 1971 ferries, or traversiers operating between Quebec City and Levis, but the organization has ferries between many other points on the St. Lawrence as well.
The word traversiers is easy to trace and associate, but the derivation of ferry is from Norse.
These are no double ended ferries like those big orange ones in the sixth boro.
And the bow seems designed to ride up on and crush the ice.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who was too late for the ice canoe races this year, but next year, I’ll be there. You have to see the photos in that link.
Sixth boro fifth dimension posts are about vintage NYC harbor shipping culture photos. This very welcome photo I received from frequent commenter/researcher William Lafferty. This should be an easy question for many of you: where was this photo taken?
Here’s what William says about the photo above: “You don’t see classic New York harbor steam tugs in color often. I acquired this red border slide years ago. It shows Carroll Towing tugs docked, I’m guessing, in Greenpoint, between 1950 and 1955, very late in their careers. You should be able to identify the location. From left to right we have J. F. Carroll, Jr., Sally Carroll, Richard S. Carroll, and Anne Carroll. The J. F. Carroll, Jr. was built at Baltimore in 1911 by Spedden Shipbuilding Company as the Neptune for the Curtis Bay Towing Company there. The Army Engineering Department got it in 1915 and renamed it San Luis operating it in the New York District. After World War II Carroll obtained it, and it lasted until 1958, probably ending its days at Witte’s. [Note: Witte’s today is known as Donjon Recycling.] The Sally Carroll was built by John H. Dialogue at Camden in 1906 as the Haverstraw for the Cornell Steamboat Company but the Lehigh Valley Railroad bought it in 1907 and renamed it Aurora. After a stint in World War I as a minesweeper and later towing tug for the navy, it was returned to LV in 1919. Carroll got it in the early ’50s but it, too, disappears by 1960. The Anne Carroll was another Lehigh Valley carfloat tug, built by the Staten Island Shipbuilding Company at Port Richmond in 1910 as the Auburn, and dismantled at Staten Island in 1960.
My particular interest is the wooden Richard S. Carroll, since it was built on the lakes. It was launched as Active 4 January 1919 at the Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, yard of the Leathem & Smith Towing & Wrecking Company, one of a number of small yards on the Lakes and East Coast to built standardized 100-foot wooden tugs for the Emergency Fleet Corporation. Powered by a double cylinder vertical compound steam engine built by Chicago’s Marine Iron Works, it operated for the United States Shipping Board in New York harbor until 1925 when transferred to the navy as USS Active YT 112. Decommissioned by the navy in June 1946, Carroll bought it 21 July 1947 and renamed it. It was dismantled at Staten Island in 1956 and its final document surrendered at New York on 20 February 1957.”
Besides the location question, does anyone have additional photos of any of these Carroll tugs, particularly Richard S.?
Many thanks to William Lafferty for this photo and information.
A photo of Anne Carroll appears in this post about the 1952 Hudson River tugboat race.
Thanks for all the guesses, and here are some photos from the past week. This was taken at the outset of a steep grade descending into St. Joseph de la Rive and the Isle aux Coudres ferry.
See the ship in the ice between the mainland and the island above; farther upstream here’s a closer up of Algoma Mariner, and here
an even closer look at what constant ice against the bow does to the paint.
And here’s the winter version of yesterday’s post, looking back at Quebec City. Some of you were right even down to the street address of the pier.
And traversiers aka ferries between Quebec City and Levis.
Yes, I love winter. And this is southern Quebec.