Asphalt tanker, San Du Ao:
Pi‘ilani and Mikioi (hidden) assisting:
Kinei Maru No. 83:
My previous post covered South Street Seaport Museum’s barque, Peking.
I would have liked to see Wavertree as well, but she is currently having work done in dry dock:
The lightship known as “Ambrose” (United States Lightship LV-87), is also a really interesting vessel to check out:
In waters where it was impossible or impractical to build a lighthouse, lightships were stationed to guide ships.
Peeking out from behind Ambrose, in the above photo, are the masts of the schooner, Lettie G. Howard.
On Peking’s port side is the museum’s barge Progress and its other schooner, Pioneer:
Since it was such a nice day, I decided to ramble south along the waterfront.
Coast Guard boat speeding along:
Morgan Reinauer and barge passing the Brooklyn Bridge:
B Franklin Reinauer and Robert Burton with barges:
I eventually wound up at the Staten Island Ferry’s Whitehall Terminal. (Side note: I learned about the death of Prince via a TV in one of the shops in the terminal.)
I decided to take a ride on the ferry. How could I pass up an opportunity to get out on the water for free?
Castle Williams, an historic building on Governors Island:
Rockaway, a sludge (ick) tanker:
Guy V. Molinari, one of the ferries, headed toward Manhattan:
One of the seagull escorts:
Stuyvesant, a dredger:
Tanker Alpine Hibiscus:
Ferries at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island:
I was fascinated by these wood piles:
Looking toward Manhattan:
Tanker Bright Dawn:
On the trip back to Manhattan, I took the obligatory shot of the Statue of Liberty:
One World Trade Center and surrounding buildings:
Evening Light and barge:
Schooner Clipper City:
Back to Whitehall Terminal:
Battery Maritime Building (historic ferry terminal):
Thanks to a heads up from Captain Ed Enos, I was able to make it down to the harbor to catch the final journey of Pacific Shipyards International’s (PSI) dry dock Kāpilipono.
In “better” days:
Resting on the bottom after she sank last year:
I arrived at the harbor while it was still dark.
Japanese training ships Tosakaien Maru and Hokuho Maru at Pier 9:
The cruise ships usually arrive early in the morning. Here’s Ruby Princess:
Not the greatest photo, but here comes the sun (and I say it’s all right):
Tying up Ruby Princess at Pier 10/11:
Clear and calm water (Tosakaien Maru bow):
Fellow photographer on board Ruby Princess:
View down the channel:
After a bit of a wait, Kāpilipono appeared, towed by Manuokekai and assisted by Mamo and Mikioi.
Passing the Matson gantry cranes:
The tugs were joined by Hoku Loa before passing Aloha Tower. At this point I was very lucky to be invited to hop on the pilot boat.
The Coast Guard making sure everything is all right:
Mikioi on the port side:
Captain Enos up on the dry dock wall:
Leaving the harbor with Ruby Princess and Aloha Tower in the background:
Hoku Loa astern:
One could not have asked for a better day. Sunny, clear, and calm.
She was towed 12 miles offshore and scuttled.
Meanwhile, life continued on in the harbor.
Miyagi Maru, waiting offshore while Kāpilipono was being towed out, was finally able to enter the harbor:
Kwai at the pier, almost ready to leave with a load of cargo:
Containers being unloaded from Matson’s Haleakala:
Ocean Pathfinder arrived with a barge:
Ice for the fishing boats:
Literally, a cool job.
Mahalo to Captain Enos, Captain Collins, and Paul.
Down at the harbor to watch Pacific Tracker depart from Pier 10.
I was invited to ride along on the pilot boat for the job. 🙂 We took a short spin around the harbor while waiting for the ship to unmoor.
Stern view of Kulamanu:
Graphic on USCGC Kukui’s buoy crane:
PSI’s larger dry dock, Kapilipono, still down:
Bridle chain marks on Hilo Bay:
The harbor water was a rather ugly brown color due to rainwater runoff:
The resident female ‘iwa:
Pi‘ilani (Captain Schade):
Pi‘ilani at Pacific Tracker’s bow:
Captain Tom Heberle disembarking:
Mahalo to Captain Heberle and Paul. 🙂
Matsonia stuck at Pier 10 (better that than out at sea)…poor girl. I went to have a look at her.
It’s rare to see a Matson stack towering over Pier 10 these days.
There was quite a bit of traffic while I was up on Aloha Tower.
Mokihana leaving a little late:
Passing JRS Canis with Maui waiting off shore:
Maui with Mokihana in the distance:
Nice to see the Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau again (back from shipyard in the Bay Area):
USCGC Sherman with Jag Laxmi in the distance:
Kokua with Mauna Loa:
Going to assist Moana Holo with Maka‘ala:
Last…the dorms are close to becoming a reality.
(shakes head and walks away)