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The Cruise Ship Companies and the Virus......
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More history......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrose_Light
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_New_York_Bay

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aids_to_Navigation_Boat
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is remarkable to me, is that it takes seven years for someone to become a fully qualified Sandy Hook Pilot...as long as it takes a person to become a lawyer!
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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
What is remarkable to me, is that it takes seven years for someone to become a fully qualified Sandy Hook Pilot...as long as it takes a person to become a lawyer!


traildriver:

Good observation!

The length of time it takes to become a Sandy Hook pilot, in truth, doesn't really seem all that "lengthy", when one takes into consideration the intense studying involved, for a career in which "second guessing" is NOT an option, when on the job!

It truly takes a "level head" for this line of work......Wink

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intense study required to be a professional in these areas......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_radar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_radar_plotting_aid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-search_radar
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marine radar overview......

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/marine-radar
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an in-depth, technical (and QUITE complex!) page, with a number of illustrations and charts, dedicated to harbor beacons, buoys, and markers.......

https://www.sailingissues.com/navcourse9.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While on the subject of marine radar, it is interesting to remember that the first ferryboats equipped with radar in New York Harbor were the three boats of the Staten Island Ferry's "MERRELL" class, which entered service in 1950/1951 (these ferries also had the distinction of being the last steam ferries to operate in NY Harbor, being retired in the early 1980's)

The boats of the 69th Street-St. George line also were equipped with radar.

When the CRRNJ updated its fleet of turn-of-the-century ferryboats in the mid-1950's, they also installed radar on the boats.

This gave the CRRNJ the distinction of being the only railroad that operated trans-Hudson ferries to equip its fleet with radar.......

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an interesting page(s)........

https://howstuffworks.com/cruise-ship.htm
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