Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter: First Woman to Serve as SUNY Maritime College President

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today unanimously appointed Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, USN, president of SUNY Maritime College. Admiral Carpenter is currently serving as the Commander...

July 6, 2011
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nice save! Barge grounds in East River [VIDEO]

Check out this video of Eagle Service grounding just southwest of Hog Back in the East River in NYC. The video was shot and edited by Seth Greenspan, who was...

March 24, 2011
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Ship Photo of The Week – NYC Tugboat Race

Click image for high resolution This weeks ship photo comes to us from the 18th annual running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition held at Pier 84...

September 6, 2010
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Saturday, July 31, 2010

FDNY Fireboat “Fire Fighter”

NYC’s most distinguished Fireboat, FDNY’s “Fire Fighter” ( Marine 9 ): With a cost of $924,000 in 1938 she is the most expensive fireboat ever constructed relative to inflation. Firefighters...

July 31, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ship Photo of The Week – Willis Avenue Bridge

This weeks ship er, barge photo comes via flickr user joseph a, who has this to say about it: On July 13th, the new Willis Avenue Bridge was transported down...

July 15, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Fire Incidents

FDNY’s Three Forty Three Fireboat – The latest in marine firefighting technology

Image courtesy of Robert Allan LTD. Here at gCaptain we’re big fans of fireboats and the latest in fireboat technology.  That being said, it’s not surprise that FDNY’s new Fast...

June 23, 2010
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Fire Incidents

General Slocum Disaster: A look back at New York City’s worst maritime disaster

Today, June 15th 2010, marks the 104th aniversary of the General Slocum disaster, a twin-paddlewheel steamboat that caught fire and sank shortly after leaving Manhattan for a daytrip up the...

June 15, 2010
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Staten Island Ferry Crashes Into Pier – New York City

Today the Staten Island Ferry had an incident. The New York Times tells us: A Staten Island Ferry crashed into the dock just past 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, as...

May 8, 2010
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ship Photo of The Week – Outbound in New York Harbor

This week’s ship photos have been submitted to us by Forum Super Moderator, Doug Pine, and show the M/V UASC Shuwaikh outbound for sea on the Con Hook Range,...

November 24, 2009
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

USS New York Arrives in N.Y. Harbor – Photo

The new amphibius assault ship USS New York, built with 7.5 tons of steel from the fallen World Trade Center, arriving in New York Harbor on November 2, 2009, en...

November 5, 2009
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Interesting Ship – USS New York

Earlier this week the USS New York, the the fifth ship in the LPD 17 San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships, took off on it’s maiden voyage from...

October 16, 2009
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Intrepid Re-Opened for Business

New York’s Intrepid Air & Space Museum officially re-opened for business on Saturday for the first time since September 31, 2006.  The grand opening on Saturday morning was marked by...

November 12, 2008
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bayonne Bridge Is No Easy (or cheap) Fix

The Port of New York and New Jersey have recently announced that the raising or replacing of the Bayonne Bridge could be upwards of $2B.  The bridge, which stands 151...

October 28, 2008
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Q.E. 2 Makes Her Final Visit to New York

(Image Courtesy of New York Times) After 40 year’s in service, the famed Q.E. 2 arrived at Pier 90 early this morning for its 710th and final visit to New...

October 17, 2008
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2008 NYC Tugboat Race – Photo’s and Video

As we reported last week, this past weekend was the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition organized by the Working Harbor Committee, and once again it failed...

September 2, 2008
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Friday, August 29, 2008

16th Annual New York Tugboat Race

We have just received some more information from the Working Harbor Committee on this weekends 16th Annual New York Tugboat Race and from the sounds of it is really shaping up to be a great event with lot's of fun events to watch. We did post an entry on the competition last week, but just to reiterate on what it is in case you missed it I have provided this brief description: The New York Tugboat Race is an annual contest held every August in the Hudson River for working tugboats. The contest includes competitions such as a 1 nautical mile race, a line throwing contest and the exciting bow to bow pushing contest. The race is organized by the Working Harbor Committee, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about the rich history, current vitality and future potential of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. We have received information from the Working Harbor Committee stating: We have 22 tugs in the event as of last night (Thursday). The newest of the tugs is Andrew McAllister, a 95-foot, 6,000-horsepower tractor tug making her New York Harbor debut. She is said to be the boat to beat. Pegasus will be returning to harbor service after a five-year restoration. Now a fully operating museum vessel, Pegasus will be helmed by her long-time captain, Pamela Hepburn, one of the first women tugboat captains in U.S. Other competitors will include the South Street Seaport Museum's 47-foot W.O. Decker, 107 year-old Urger, the flagship of the New York State Canal System, and several modern working tugs operated by Reinauer Transportation, K-Sea Transportation, Vinik Marine, Henry Marine Service, Bren Transportation, Miller's Tugs and Barges and the U.S. Coast Guard. We should be receiving the entire parade roster shortly and will post it in an update as soon as we have it. For now, we look forward to Sunday's event and receiving photos and stories from our readers that can be submitted to [email protected] Event Details Provided by

August 29, 2008
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Friday, August 22, 2008

2008 NYC Tugboat Race

Image courtesy of On Sunday, August 31 is the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition held at Pier 84 on the Hudson River.  I know last...

August 22, 2008
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Friday, July 25, 2008

5 Beautiful and Historic Bridges: Facts & Photos

Brooklyn Bridge: 1883 Location: New York (Spans the East River) First steel-wire suspension bridge. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Initially, Brooklyn Bridge was known as ‘New York and...

July 25, 2008
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Failure Of A Captain – Maritime History

The General Slocum was a steamship that set sail in 1891. She caught fire wile traveling down New York’s East River on June 15, 1904. The Captain of the General...

June 25, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Incident Photo Of The Week – Norwegian Spirit

Yesterday the passengers of the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit were, as the Daily News headline reads, “Cruising For A Bruising”, yesterday as the ship allided with New York City’s Pier...

May 26, 2008
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