Several of them . . . but this was a contender, Cornell, one of the Lehigh Railroad’s “Four Aces,” built at Jakobson’s Shipyard in Oyster Bay in 1950.  Technical question:  is that “steam” (yeah, I know it’s a diesel) due to the engine being unaccustomed to run at such high rpms?

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Below, a shoving match with Dorothy Elizabeth as seen from mid-river…

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and below, as seen from the pilot house of Dorothy Elizabeth, thanks to Rich Johnsen.

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Another historic tug, W. O. Decker, about half Cornell’s size and 20 years older, passes astern. Over 100 more pix at this link.

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