Going Coastal

Posts Tagged ‘Maritime’

Urban Assembly New York Harbor School's new campus on Governors Island brings kids right to water

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Maritime on December 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm

They’re ready to dive in. Read the rest of this entry »


West Brighton company to dispose of dredged materials

In Go Coastal, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on November 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm

 The Empire State Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently agreed to provide $3,895,500 of Bi-State Dredging Funds to the Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Company, which will allow it to dispose of approximately 106,000 cubic yards of dredged materials, Rep. Michael E. McMahon announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Before They’re Gone Pamela Talese Captures Industrial Relics From Another Era

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Maritime, Working Waterfront on October 15, 2009 at 12:38 am

For Pamela Talese, painting the corroding landscapes of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront is a race to capture what’s left before it’s gone. Read the rest of this entry »

Tugboat Workers Strike

In Dive In, Staten Island, Working Waterfront on September 3, 2009 at 4:22 pm

For the first time in nearly two decades, tugboat workers are going on strike. Read the rest of this entry »

Coast Guard Aims to Halt Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species

In Dive In, Maritime, Region on August 31, 2009 at 1:47 am

Rules Offered on Ships’ Ballast Water Read the rest of this entry »

Boat owners are abandoning ship

In Get Wet, Maritime on April 1, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Gary Santos, a Mount Pleasant, S.C., councilman, checks a state notice on a forsaken sailboat. They often sandpaper over the names and file off the registry numbers, doing their best to render the boats, and themselves, untraceable. Then they casually ditch the vessels in the middle of busy harbors, beach them at low tide on the banks of creeks or occasionally scuttle them outright. Read the rest of this entry »

New York Ballast Rules

In Dive In, Maritime, Region on December 16, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Canadian shipowners are warning that new ship ballast regulations crafted with little notice by New York state could cripple the St. Lawrence Seaway and commercial shipping on the Great Lakes. Read the rest of this entry »

Scholars Stumble on Puzzle in Brooklyn Fireplace

In Brooklyn, Maritime on October 7, 2008 at 9:20 pm

A preservation scholar at Columbia found the tiled fireplace at Greenpoint Reformed Church while scouting walking-tour stops. Read the rest of this entry »

What Do Pirates Want From Us?

In Maritime, Public Waterfront on September 26, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Somali pirates captured a Ukrainian ship Thursday carrying about 30 T-72 battle tanks. Pirate attacks have been particularly common this year, the New York Times reports, with 50 ships attacked, 25 hijacked, and 14 currently being held. Read the rest of this entry »

A steam powered fish: the Ictíneo

In Get Wet, Maritime on August 27, 2008 at 12:03 am


Few Victorian inventions have the grace and charm of the Ictíneo, the series of two wooden submarines built by Narcís Monturiol i Estarrol in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Read the rest of this entry »