Tug Seneca (1932) has two Cummins engines, oriented in opposite directions for ease of control from the center passageway. As a diesel electric power plant, the engines connect to electric motors which turn a single prop.
Everyone has a white whale, something to obsess about. On the canal, that might be a bridge, famous enough for its low bridges since 1825 that songs have been spawned. One person’s white whale might be the abandoned rail bridge known as E-93 . . about 16 feet. We made it although the radio antenna sprang twice. I wonder why it’s not removed and recycled.
The Canal runs less than 400 miles across the state, but possibly because my journey has lasted over a hundred days now, it sometimes seems that I’ve crossed a continent since June, and an unfamiliar continent at that. The countless unexpected details–in spite of some familar ones–prompt the suggestion that these details are remnants of a lost civilization, vestiges of a culture that once valued them before those inhabitants vanished. All photos here by Will Van Dorp, taken between Brockport and Pittsford.
Many thanks to bowsprite for these photos; Pretty Lamb raises the bar for unusual names. Click here for more “pretty” fleet. Or here: http://tugster.wordpress.com/?s=pretty
Photos from Italy, Florida, and Trinidad, resp. The first photo comes thanks to Rod Clingman . . .tug Lourdes C towing Costa (not Concordia) Fasonosa. The second photo, thaks to Ashley Hutto, shows Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Weatherbird II–said to be first research vessel to reach Deepwater Horizon post-blowout. The photo and the rest from S/V Maraki and my sister in Port-of-Spain.