Squeeze, Seven Seas, and Sounds of the Season

Posted on December 18, 2012 by


tugster: a waterblog

Call this  . . . everything but the kitchen sink and ballast water.

I’m still arrested by the thought of the squeezing pressure on this hook dangling from the boom of Chesapeake 1000and all the loads its carried.  Click here and here for that hook and crane on other gargantuan jobs.   Here’s one more.


Seas . . .  check out the “must-read”  article by Keith Gessen in the Dec, 24 & 31 New Yorker.  “Polar Express:  A Journey through the Melting Arctic, with sixty-odd thousand tons of iron ore,” and the odd there is significant.  On the voyage from Murmansk to Huanghua, Nordic Odyssey traverses seas by the names Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, Chukchi, Bering, of Okhotsk, of Japan, East China, and Yellow . . . and that’s more than seven.


And finally from Astoria on the West Coast, could the sixth boro some…

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