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Seeing this vessel below in a “coming-out” parade for the restored W. O. Decker last year made me first aware of an academy in King’s Point that differs from SUNY Maritime. Notice Rosemary Ruth and Manhattan on either side astern Growler.
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Check this link for a thorough set of the anatomy of this vessel. Here’s a shot of Growler with a “bone in her teeth” during the Labor Day 2006 Hudson River tug race.

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Or this one even closer up.

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If you think the name Growler comes from the throaty sound of its Caterpillar, think about this vocabulary lesson from NOAA.

It is an apt name for what was originally a Coast Guard icebreaker.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

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My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

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