Side Trip Gallery 
2020
Updated  
  11-24-20 
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Gallery 1  Camie, Ross Sea
CAMIE eastbuond on the C&D then upriver.  1-2-20
1-2-20
Ross Sea towing eastbound then upriver.
1-2-20
Passing Blackhawk.
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               Captains and Crews
      When you see this Ram - Smile
      Call sign GOLD RAM, I monitor CH13, 
               give me a talk channel.
Gallery 2  TINA, CAPT JP III, Smith Marine 
TINA preparing to move upriver from Delaware City.
TINA moving barge.
Out of Albany, NY headed for the Chesapeake Bay.
I hope it has more lifeboats when passengers are aboard.
Smith Marine at DE City dock.
Gallery 3  SALISBURY, ROCKBRIDGE, RIKKI-S, ANNAPOLIS, AMERICAN JAZZ
SALISBURY inbound on the Wicomico to CATO in Salisbury.
Wicomico at Whitehaven 1-22-2020
Dredger ROCKBRIDGE working in front of the CATO dock in Salisbury, MD on the Wicomico  1-27-20
RIKKI-S working with dredge  Rockbridge on the Wicomico.  1-31-20
Annapolis 1-27-20 pre sea-trials
Post sea-trials Annapolis with sister Salisbury. Notice the difference in draft, Salisbury is in working trim, fuel, etc. 2-6-20
same as last
3 in a row
American Jazz at Chesapeake Shipbuilding 2-6-20
Rikki-S  at Salisbury city dock.  2-6-20
Gallery 4  FORT MACON, SPIRIT II, ANNAPOLIS, SCHUYKILL, CRYSTAL COAST, DAUNTLESS, FUTURE DIAMOND, PATUXENT, RANGER, EXPLORER
Fort Macon in Delaware City harbor.
Spirit II at Delaware City Refinery dock.
Annapolis on her maiden voyage down the Wicomico River.
Annapolis en-route Yorktown, VA
Annapolis and Schuykill passing at Whitehaven, MD on the Wicomico River.
Crystal Coast  in C&D at Reedy Point.
Crystal Coast westbound at Reedy Point.
ACE's Dauntless slipping into the canal beside light barge.
Future Diamond outbound on the Delaware River.
Patuxent westbound at Reedy Point
Ranger in the C&D at Reedy Point.
Ranger heading into the Delaware River.
Explorer in the C&D Canal from Norfolk,, VA
Explorer entering the Delaware River with good view of her towing gear.
Gallery 5  SKIPJACK, PALM COAST
SKIPJACK in C&D Canal at Reedy Point   3-26-20
SKIPJACK at Reedy Point
SKIPJACK  enroute Philly
PALM COAST entering C&D Canal
PALM COAST   3-26-20
PALM COAST heading for the Chesapeake Bay.
Gallery 6  NIGHT HAWK
NIGHT HAWK on a dreary day at the Woodland Ferry crossing. The newly restored (following a fire) Cannon House is in the background thanks to Don Martin. The Cannons started  the original ferry in 1740's.
NIGHT HAWK taking a load of sand downriver from Seaford
4-4-20
Gallery 7  MISS ANNE
MISS ANNE outbound sand barge from Chaney Seaford dock.
Nanticoke River at Sharptown, MD      4-7-20
Gallery 8
The cable layer DECISIVE at Reedy Pt.
DECISIVE exiting the jetty.
The business end of a cable layer.
If you are a vet, particularly Vietnam, you might enjoy this Vietnam LITE version of my visit. 
Gallery 9  ROSS SEA, GEORGETOWN, JS INEOS INSIGHT
ROSS SEA in C&D Canal eastbound with a light barge on the wire.
same as prior
same again
GEORGETOWN, as close I could get today. I'll catch her another day.
JS INEOS INSIGHT outbound on Delaware River at mouth of C&D Canal.
​Gallery 10  FISHING CREEK, CHESAPEAKE, LITTLE GIANT  
FISHING CREEK inbound Del. City refinery.
CHESAPEAKE departing Delaware City
LITTLE GIANT heading upriver from Del. City.
Little tug & work barge headed up.
Gallery 11  GISCLAIR, DE Natural Resource Police, DSPM1, Grand Slam, Omega
NANCY GISCLAIR eastbound in the C&D to NYC
NANCY GISCLAIR entering Delaware River
DE Natural Resources vessel in C&D Canal
DSPM1 Westbound at Reedy Point
GRAND SLAM near Summit Bridge Eastbound, then down river
OMEGA Westbound with a savvy captain.
Interpret this as you want, it's an accurate picture.
Gallery 12  SPIES, EVENING BREEZE, ROSS SEA, PALM COAST
ACE SPIES in C&D Canal
EVENING BREEZE C&D Canal enroute to Philly
EVENING BREEZE
EVENING BREEZE
EVENING BREEZE
ROSS SEA with light barge
PALM COAST pushing west
Gallery 13  CAPT. STEVE, HERCULES, RANGE ROVER, BUCCANEER & YORKTOWN
CAPT. STEVE at Slaugter Creek Marina.
CAPT STEVE and work barge at Taylors Island, MD
Crew Boats To Go ready to go.
HERCULES waiting for a load of rip-rap for NASA, Wallops Island, VA
RANGE ROVER docked at Cape Charles, VA
BUCCANEER & sister YORKTOWN docked at Cape Charles, VA
Gallery 14  Affinity V, CG William Tate, Genesis Eagle, Reid Mcallister,Tina,          
TowboatUS Retriever, Wachapreague
AFFINNITY V approaching Delaware City refinery dock with 2 McALLISTER tugs.
Cg WILLIAM TATE, buoy tender transiting the C&D Canal east bound. .
GENESIS EAGLE east bound in the  canal.
REID McALLISTER working the AFFINITY V into Delaware City refinery.
TINA with dredge barge at Delaware City.
TOWBOATUS RETRIEVER in canal.
WACHAPREAGUE, Vane Brothers latest ATB units.
Gallery 15  ANNAPOLIS, Cg29282
Vane Brothers tug ANNAPOLIS pushing from Yorktown to Philly.
ANNAPOLIS eastbound in the C&D Canal.
ANNAPOLIS at Reedy Point
Cg29282 at Reedy Point
Military Logistic vessel in Baltimore Harbor.
CAPE WASHINGTON
Gallery 16  Curtis Bay, Baltimore Harbor
GATLIN, with JEZELBEL behind her
JEZELBEL's company logo
GRIFFIN
SABINE STAR
SABINE STAR
PATASCO
More of the harbor.
Gallery 17  Mary Hope II, Theodore, Lady Carolyn, Range Rover, Atlantic Surveyor
MARY HOPE II at Coastal Precast Systems on south side of Cape Charles harbor.
MARY HOPE II   8-6-20
TUG THEODORE at Chincoteague, VA. Operated by Fisher Marine Const, Inc.
LADY CAROLYN docked at Chincoteague, VA.
RANGE ROVER docked at Cape Charles, VA.
ATLANTIC SURVEYOR docked in Cape Charles marina..
ATLANTIC SURVEYOR  8-6-20
Gallery 18   Delaware City
KATIE LYNN, crew taxi, provision transporter.
KATIE LYNN   8-6-20
Delaware State Police's latest addition. The former ACE vessel LITHICUM.
Still a work in progress. 8-6-20
Delaware Natural Resources enforcement boat and a DENREC boat.
Gallery 19  JOSEPHINE, CHESAPEAKE COAST, KRISTY ANN, REID MCALLISTER, TIMOTHY I
JOSEPHINE pushing to NYC in the C&D Canal
JOSEPHINE in C&D Canal for NYC.
CHESAPEAKE COAST in C&D Canal for Philly.
KRISTY ANN in C&D to Baltimore.
KRISTY ANN pushing to Baltimore.
REID MCALLISTER assisting TIMOTHY I into Delaware City refinery.
TIMOTHY I into Delaware City refinery.
Gallery 20  Archer, Sea Cloud, Fancier Nanci, GENESIS VALIANT, SAINT EMILION
Archer in C&D
Sea Cloud in C&D. Strikes me as a work in progress.
Fancier Nanci eastbound in the C&D
GENESIS VALIANT to Baltimore at Chesapeake City.
GENESIS VALIANT in C&D.
SAINT EMILION near Summit Bridge to Baltimore.
SAINT EMILION at Reedy Point westbound and down.
Gallery 21  RAM VII, CATLETT, CALCASIEU RIVER, EAST RIVER, JULIE ANNE
RAM VII and RAM15 have been working at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel new tubes project.
RAM VII in Cape Charles harbor.
CATLETT, ACE boat in Cape Charles
CATLETT
CALCASIEU RIVER crew and materials boat departing Cape Charles, VA
EAST RIVER docked at Cape Charles 9-7-20
JULIE ANNE on Nanticoke River at Woodland, DE.
Gallery 22  Betty C, Della Marie, Integrity, Miss Suzanne, Rita Diane, Ryan William, Tiki XIV, Second Wind, TowboatUS, Valerie Marie, all in Ocean City, MD harbor
BETTY C
BETTY C
DELLA MARIE
INTEGRITY
MISS SUZANNE
RITA DIANE
RYAN WILLIAM
SECOND WIND & ATLANTIC GIRL
TIKI XIV
TOWBOATUS in Ocean City harbor
VALERIE MARIE
Gallery 23  CAPE FEAR, D GRAY KIMEL, HERCULES
CAPE FEAR at Chesapeake Shipbuilding at Salisbury just before sea trials.
D GRAY KIMEL at Vulcan dock in Blades, DE.
HERCULES in Chincoteague, VA marina.
HERCULES with support boat alongside.
Gallery 24  CG BONITO, SPIES, FREEPORT, C&D Canal in the FOG
CG BONITO coming into Canal
CG BONITO crew watching for debris in the water.
SPIES & CG BONITO passing at Reedy Point.
FREEPORT at Chesapeake City.
FREEPORT at Reedy Point.
The next 4 pics I call the IDIOTS. The canal is closed as indicated by the lights, maybe not visible, and regular Ch 13 & 16 broadcasts by Canal dispatchers and the CG.
These idiots become more invisible by turning off their AIS. People wonder why professional mariner think pleasure craft driver are idiots.
More of the same.
The last idiot before the canal opened.
This was the last boat in before dispatchers opened the canal.
Canal OPEN
Escape. the next 3 did the right thing and waited on the river until the canal opened.
Summer Love
Viaggio