Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

frazil ice

Posted in ice by bowsprite on 2010/01/13

Sorry, no sound. The slushing of the salty icewater is mesmerizing, but the camera picked up too much wind. This is taken just north of pier 40 on North River where the noble fireboat McKean and the beautiful steamship Lilac, the old USCG lighthouse tender are docked.

Could any of this have drifted down by some shaking going on upstream? See Tugster icebreaking on Rondout Creek with Matt and the tug Cornell.

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  1. tugster said, on 2010/01/13 at 07:24

    breaking and entering with violence, but it was like a war up there, and a fairly large motley army was engaged. i weren’t alone.

  2. frank@nycgarden said, on 2010/01/13 at 13:03

    beautiful photo and I love your maps below!

  3. Monkey Fist said, on 2010/01/13 at 17:13

    post a larger version! would be a great desktop BG.

  4. naveganteglenan said, on 2010/01/15 at 15:49

    Hola bowsprite, many thanks for your link to the LILAC… Hope some similar project will rise to preserve the Sout Rock LightVessel in Dun Laoghaire.

  5. Guy on orange bike said, on 2010/01/22 at 22:13

    …I was trying to think of the right word for the sound made by that same ice, which I tried to record too. (Same problem: wind.) It’s not tinkly enough for “tinkly,” and too tinkly for “clicky.” Language is problematic.


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