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Here’s the series . . . .
And the intention of this post is to prompt a discussion, not just be vain. Let me explain: thanks to HL for taking this photo the other day during a 33-hour delivery of a Nautor Swan 42 from NY to Baltimore. Off NJ, conditions were described as a confused sea.
The reason for the photo and this post is to ask about seasickness, which I’ve never experienced but this time I did. I lost breakfast as soon as we departed the Ambrose Channel and set sail. I’d taken dramamine, but it only made me drowsy. Ironically, between gags, I felt very happy; stomach sick but spirits good. It hurt to talk much but smiles soothed. And when I was told to steer a course, all was better.
Here’s a set of 50 suggestions for dealing with seasickness I found on gCaptain. A dear friend wrote that there are two kinds of people: those who get seasick and those who haven’t YET. My brother traveled to Vietnam by ship, said he was seasick for weeks, and has scorned water travel every since. I used to pack a ginger root when I went fishing and keep a slice between my teeth and inner cheek.
Thanks to HL for sharing the photo.
You might enjoy this article on the subject from the Atlantic.
Sail Amsterdam ended a month ago, but these photos come from a relative who works for Dutch law enforcement and could mingle freely with his vessel. Thanks cousin.
New Yorkers should easily recognize this vessel, in spite of some slightly different trappings.
Guayas, the Ecuadorian tall ship, called in the sixth boro three years ago.
Guayas was assisted by Aaron on the bow. Can anyone identify the tug hanging on the stern? Aaron appeared here once a year ago.
Sirius is an Iskes tug that outpowers Aaron by about four-fold.
Steam tug Scheelenkuhlen (70′ x 21′ x 6′ draft and 65 tons) dates from 1927.
A876 Hunze, launched 1987, is one of five large tugs operated by the Royal Dutch Navy.
Shipdock VI measures 52′ x 13.’
I can’t tell you much about Jan.
Voorzan III dates from 1932. Stadt Amsterdam has called in the sixth boro several times.
Triton 2008 is another Iskes tug.
They’re all beauties . . . from Zeetijger to
And this has to be a tanker that delights when she calls into port at the end of the day.
Let’s call it quits for today with a tug operated by the Port of Amsterdam . . . PA5 aka Pollux.
All photos by “Hans Brinker.”
And along the same stretch of dock, earlier this year was Lady May, a 150′ Feadship. Last year in Netherlands, I kayaked with a Feadship employee who loved building these vessels but loved kayaking the canals there even more.
Also, back in August I espied Knickerbocker on the Sound, so I came down to North Cove to see her close up.
I’m not sure the size of her crew. Anyone know? And where does one apply?
Here’s more of the Scarano sixth boro fleet.
Here’s a Robert Frank article inside a recent edition of the NYTimes about a 274′ Feadship yacht with a crew of 26 and a hybrid power plant capable of 18 knots.
Click on the image below and enjoy the music. Come out and hear this traditional American music by the Paradise Mountain Boys–and stories about the port of New York history this coming Thursday night in Red Hook. Details here.
I hope you listened to the song above. Here’s the kicker: the band is from Norway. Here’s their take on “Man of constant sorrow,” one of my favorites.
For the Red Hook connection, here’s Lars Nilsen, co-chairman of the Norwegian Immigrant Association, “One hundred plus years ago, Red Hook ( including what is now Carroll Gardens ) was the center of a hard-working maritime-related Norwegian speaking community of about 10,000 people.” And here’s a thought from John Weaver, son-in-law of Alf Dryland, deceased Captain of PortSide NewYork’s flagship Mary A. Whalen “Norwegians in America playing Blue Grass music! If Alf Dyrland were still with us, he would be smiling. Every new adventure is the continuation of his dream come true. He would be proud of the heritage celebrated and future welcomed aboard his Mary Whalen. Thank you PortSide NewYork.”
Click here for Rick “old salt” blog’s take on this event.
Here are a few of the many posts I’ve done on PortSide NewYork.
Unrelated, here’s another unlikely interpretation of American bluegrass performed at South by Southwest.
Tis the season . . . to keep your eyes and ears on the weather. In 1938 . . . before hurricanes had names or we had satellites to track them thousands of miles off, a big one came ashore on Long Island, a once-a-century-or-longer storm. Do you know this structure below?
Here’s the ocean side view . . .
and the inland side. To the right and up the Acushnet River are the ports of
New Bedford and Fairhaven. Click here for info and photos on the building of the barrier.
The benchmark storm for the sixth boro is Sandy, and an event this past weekend happened on a location wiped out by the storm, Rockaway Beach at 106th Street. Click here for posts/photos from my friend Barbara that chronicle the before/after in that part of NYC. Welcome to the first annual Poseidon parade.
and a temporary replacement for Whalemina, the glacial erratic rolled away by Sandy.
Thanks to Barbara Barnard for the Poseidon Parade photos; the ones from the Achushnet are by Will Van Dorp, who will have photos from up the Acushnet soon. Technically, this fits into my “other watersheds” series.
A Nordhavn 62 . . . ?? exiting the Erie Canal last weekend. Professional delivery crew?
It was interesting that something they saw on the bulkhead in Waterford prompted them to do a 180 and try to squeeze onto the bulkhead. Was it thoughts of dining on sausage and onions washed down with a Keegan Ale? Port of registry here–Port Colbourne–marks the southern point of the Welland Canal.
At 73′ Sea Fox pulled into Morris Canal recently.
Sutton Island lies just south of Acadia National Park.
Two-Can is a repurposed North Sea fishing trawler . . . at near 90′ and built in Urk in 1968.
I took the photo below of Wanderbird in May 2013, and I don’t know if it’s still for sale, but when I visited Belfast recently there was another
and newer Wanderbird in the yard. I wonder what the story is, and where the black-hulled version now floats.
Top Hat . . . with its own Mount Desert origins . . . I’m not sure how much it’d cost, but it looks like a million dollars.
And bringing this back to the sixth boro . . . Jamaica Bay, an unlikely name it seems, came in the Narrows on Friday.
This 200′ yacht was built in Rendsburg along the Kiel Canal in 2010.
Closing shot . . . Makulu heading for the sound via the East River this week. In the late 90s and early 00s this ketch sailed around the world at least three times as an educational project. It appears now she’s for sale or sold. ??
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
So, below . .. it’s a light Stephen-Scott, which way be the oldest vessel (1967) in the Reinauer Transportation Company fleet today.
Morgan Renauer (1981), here pushing RTC 101, was originally built for Poling Transportation.
Jason Reinauer (1968), up in Albany since last winter’s ice, dates from 1968.
Laurie Ann Reinauer (2009), dating from the first generation of facet tug construction, moves RTC 85.
B. Franklin Reinauer (2012) is the first of the second generation of facet tugs. Click here for a Professional Mariner article on what a “facet tug” is.
Reinauer Twins (2011)–referenced in that PM article above–if compared with the photo above, shows design differences between the two facet tug generations.
Dean Reinauer (2013) is similar to Reinauer Twins and
Haggerty Girls (also 2013) resembles B. Franklin Reinauer.
Kristy Ann Reinauer (1962) either has been of will be scrapped.
All photos by Will Van Dorp, who accepts blame for any errors in information and who would love to see a launch at the Senesco yard, where many of these have had their first splash.
Kristy Ann 2000 hp
Jason 2000 hp
Stephen Scott 3400 hp
Morgan 3900 hp
B. Franklin 4000 hp
Laurie Ann 4720 hp
Twins 4720 hp
Dean 4720 hp
In the seldom-seen category, let’s start with Pegasus and Delta Fox.
Ditto Vulcan III.
Amy Moran light.
How often do you see Bergen Point pushing a crane barge?
Or Sarah Ann pushing a scow past the Hospital for Special Surgery?
or a stern-on Larry J. Hebert from the Port of LaRose, town of the crossroads?
James William southbound at the Statue as Indy photobombs . . .
and finally . . . first view for me of Sea Fox, ex-Kathleen, Doyle, Cherokee Eagle, Chris B. Boudreaux, Ledger, and Ann L.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.
The point of this post is to profile the mobility of the world afloat . . . people, cargoes, movers . . . Here was Frances in Waterford early morning Saturday, September 12. Note Lehigh Valley 79 down the way.
The next two photos come thanks to Glenn Raymo, who lives and takes some great photos up by Poughkeepsie. Late Monday afternoon–September 14– he caught not only Frances but also the hitchhiking barge Lehigh Valley 79 southbound, along with several scows of crushed stone. I guess all barges hike hitches, technically.
The following morning I caught this photo of Frances over in front of Bayonne. By now, Lehigh Valley 79 had been returned to its place over in Red Hook Brooklyn.
From the Erie Canal, where some of the Frances crew may have taken part in the line toss, to New York City’s sixth boro in a couple days . . this is a water world. And what makes it even more remarkable,
a versatile tug like Frances could–if there was a compelling reason to do so, traverse the Erie Canal and head into the huge north coast area we call the Great Lakes Basin.
Thanks to Glenn Raymo for the two photos above; all others by Will Van Dorp.
Here are the previous posts in this series.
Of course I need to start with this vessel, named for a mathematician, Gaspard Monge. Never heard of him? Or it? Me neither.
According to this Military Today article, neither the US nor Russia has an equivalent missile tracking vessel. It’s fitting that on a vessel named for the founder of descriptive and differential geometry, which I’ve never studied, there would be radar systems I’ve never heard of.
As for things I’ve never heard of, Maersk Semarang is named for an Indonesian city that would rank fifth in the US by population if it were in this country. Here Kirby Moran escorts her in.
An indication that the Bayonne Bridge has not yet been raised is the folded down mast just to the left of the radome.
In the past six weeks, this ship has departed Shanghai and stopped at Oman and Algeria before calling in the sixth boro.
I’ve been gallivanting a lot these days–with more to come. This cargo ship was in the port of New Bedford two weeks ago. Now it’s headed for Haiti.
My money says she hauls fish.
All photos by Will Van Dorp.