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In the continuing project of posting a sampling of the variety of vessels calling in the sixth boro, here’s a variation on the RORO profile.  Click here to see the many previous RORO posts.   Several minutes before I took this photo, I saw it and couldn’t quite understand what I was seeing.

It’s about the location of the bridge, much farther toward the stern than typical.  It might be a more comfortable ride, but view forward is decreased, I imagine.  Maybe this is the immediate future of the design.  

I wish I’d gotten a bow-on shot.  She is not large–460′ loa, but she’s on the run Grey Shark used to do, at least this voyage.

Here she is juxtaposed with Meredith

It is a new profile, built in Japan in 2010.

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who has a nagging sense of seeing this RORO recently but unable to find any previous photos.  Maybe it was one of those few times I was near the water but sans camera.  It happens.

I don’t know who to attribute this photo to, but it is said to show a laker crossing Lake Superior with a deckled of automobiles, mid-1930s.  I wonder when automobiles were last transported on the Great Lakes in this fashion . . .  Anyone?

 

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