Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

jumbolaya

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2011/02/21

goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh!
me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou…


Under the cover of darkness, she sails under the Verrazano-Narrows bridge, heading south. What what was such a behemoth carrying? our upriver correspondent caught her boatload few hours earlier (thank you, Jeff)! Another hefty load here.

jambalaya, crawfish pie and fillet gumbo,
cause tonight I’m gonna see my machez amio


The ship is Dutch. Hm, jenever-infused crawfish, anyone? herring-gulf oyster po’boy?  cajun edam ‘cheesecake’ soufflé?  alligator nasi goreng (indonesian fried rice)? mmm!

Oops! they turned east. If they did a 180°, they could make it for mardi gras!

Don’t know the song? ah, but he’s the king!!!

pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
son of a gun, we’ll have big fun down on the bayou!

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  1. [...] perfectly complement (as in andouille to crawfish-boil)  Bowsprite’s recent Jumbolaya post here.    It’s the dredge Atchafalaya, named for the great Cajun river and region. (Treat [...]

  2. tugster said, on 2011/02/23 at 08:53

    Are the crew of this vessel called mahouts? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahout Seriously, what your drawing captures is its broad load-loving deck, broad as a mammoth’s. I love it. Shukriyaa

  3. Buck said, on 2011/02/23 at 11:39

    Heh, boatload.

    Their web site http://www.jumboshipping.nl/jc_fleet_g500.asp has details on MV FAIRLOAD. It also has a ship simulator you can download if you fill in what looks like a job application form.

    It looks like she’s headed toward Gibraltar but it’s funny. AIS says she was in NYC for only an hour. What can you do in an hour? Swap crew members?

    Gorgeous rendition, down to the orange life rings.

    • tugster said, on 2011/02/23 at 12:19

      buck–she was passing thru from up your way. check out jeff’s info in the link.

      • bowsprite said, on 2011/02/23 at 12:30

        should we try to get a group rate at Ship Stalkers’ Anonymous?

      • Buck said, on 2011/02/23 at 13:11

        I saw… very nice photography! I’m very glad Bowsprite put in those links.

      • Buck said, on 2011/02/23 at 15:01

        Bowsprite: too funny!

  4. Brazos Bill said, on 2011/02/24 at 21:13

    As always, you’re the best!

  5. Fairload « tugster: a waterblog said, on 2011/02/26 at 20:05

    [...] hours later as the jumboship passed through a dark sixth boro bound for sea.  Bowsprite’s watercolor renders her conceptually, whereas Jeff’s fotos caught her naked deckload.   As a further [...]

  6. Mage Bailey said, on 2011/02/26 at 21:59

    Nice. I’m charmed. Now I have to go look up more on her.

  7. mthew said, on 2011/03/06 at 09:28

    What a great blog, Christina. See you someday down where the streets meet the sea. I’ll be the one looking for ducks, the great flocks of scaup in Dead Horse and Gravesend Bays, but I definitely have an eye out for the ships as well.

  8. Michael said, on 2011/03/07 at 13:15

    I would have liked you to change JUMBOSHIP to JUMBOSHRIMP. Oh for the want of an R and an M.

    • tugster said, on 2011/03/07 at 16:46

      jumboshrimp . . . kinda oxymoronic. i like that. dip it in cold hot sauce to slowly break your fast.

  9. Michael said, on 2011/03/07 at 16:54

    There’s the dipping sauce factor, true. Also “JUMBOSHIP” sounds like it was named by an eight year old. So I see no reason to be mature about it.

    Now I have a taste for cocktail sauce. But there’s none coming in my immediate future.

  10. Vagabonde said, on 2011/03/17 at 21:02

    If she is Dutch I’d love to partake of her Gouda cheese and good beer. The Dutch make also super good chocolate –but you said nasi goreng – I love that – Oh la la you make me hungry now.

  11. tugster said, on 2011/03/18 at 15:12

    honestly . . . i prefer bami goreng to nasi.


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