Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FRANCE and ESSO BRUSSELS

My long time friend Bill Miller has been celebrating "Over 50 Years of Travel, Travel by Ship & Travel Photography". Here it is another of Bill photographs and respective caption: "Sometimes, there were rather unusual meetings, pairings if you will, with liners in New York harbor. 
In this view, I was looking north, on a balmy June afternoon in 1973, from Stevens campus in Hoboken. Farther up river, the exquisite FRANCE was just making a 3pm departure from Pier 84 while, in the foreground, McAllister & Moran tugs were moving the fire-gutted tanker ESSO BRUSSELS into the Bethlehem Steel shipyard, which was also in Hoboken, for damage inspection & survey. Earlier, the tanker had collided with an American Export container ship, the SEA WITCH, while in the Narrows. Both ships caught fire and even scorched the Verrazano Bridge."
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