Friday, January 24, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

NYC's maritime past at the Customs House, The Battery

The old Federal Customs House at the foot of Broadway is now the home of the New York branch of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.  A beautiful collection that will be the subject of another post.  But the first thing that grabbed my attention is the entry hall - it's domed skylight ceiling ringed by murals of New York's maritime past.  From the Ambrose Light Ship at the entrance to the Ambrose channel into the harbor to tugs pushing ocean liners and freighters.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Progress on the Dublin Bay 24 at The Apprenticeshop

385 Cushing Road boundary markers

telephone pole on Cushing Rd.
monument found at telephone pole

monument at driveway

monument at riverbank


boundary at 10.7 feet flood tide

bench at riverbank

Lakecia Benjamin - March on, March on

Lakecia Benjamin - born and raised in Washington Heights!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Cartoon characters on parade - TikTok

Friday, January 10, 2020

Overtaken by Frigid Seas, Hours From Help, There Was Little Chance of Survival - The New York Times

The Scandies Rose returned to Kodiak, Alaska, from a fishing trip in 2019.Two of the seven crewmembers were rescued by the Coast Guard off Sutwik Island, near the Alaska Peninsula.

Overtaken by Frigid Seas, Hours From Help, There Was Little Chance of Survival - The New York Times
by Mike Baker
As the 156 foot boat headed into stormy weather, the conditions were nothing the Scandies Rose could not handle — or had not handled before.
The captain was Gary Cobban Jr., from a well-known fishing family in Kodiak, Alaska. His son, David Cobban, was also in the crew. The other men who signed up to go — Brock Rainey, Seth Rousseau-Gano, Arthur Ganacias and Mr. Lawler — were also experienced fishermen.
Looking for a final crew member in the days before departure, Mr. Lawler had called Mr. Gribble, who traveled up from the Seattle area to join them. Mr. Gribble had also grown up in the world of fishing. Like the others, he knew the risks. During one of his first seasons, he and his father helped find the body of a fisherman who died in the Bering Sea in 2005 in the sinking of the Big Valley — a tragedy immortalized in the reality television series “Deadliest Catch.”
The efforts to make the industry safer, and to help preserve threatened fisheries in the Bering Sea, have included an overhaul of how many boats are licensed to fish. That has meant that there are now fewer ships at sea at any one time, leaving those who fish in the Alaska winter much more alone.

New Year: January in Maine

Saturday, January 4, 2020