scenes from the sixth boro and gallivants beyond
May 14, 2008 in New York harbor, photos
Another close-up of the mystery tug . . .
Thanks to Harold E. Turtell, who suggests it might be a transformed Miss Yvette (his foto) with “after house” removed and some adjustments of paint . . .
Here’s the entire tow . . .
and sure enough, as some of you suggested, the name of this construction company, Kiewit, appears at the tip of the crane . . .
Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.
My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.
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May 14, 2008 at 8:52 pm
Can’t be MISS YVETTE as she is now owned by MAT Marine in Bourne, MA. The new owner, Mike Hallam, has repainted her superstructure blue and white.
May 15, 2008 at 9:08 am
Nope……good thought tho. Isn’t there a directory of tugs somewhere that you can check?
April 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm
My son and I saw Miss Yvette everyday this winter in Falmouth Harbor (MA). My little guy is 100% positive this is not her.
August 26, 2009 at 4:34 pm
hello, my name is trevor. I am the deckhand on the so called “mystery tug”
originally the tug was the Jillean G from Michigan. It was bought by a joint venture of Kiewit and Weeks Marine, and is now known as the F. Dawson. We are located at the Harlem River and we are part of the Willis Ave. Bridge construction job. Peace and keep on tuggn’
August 27, 2009 at 8:50 am
deckhand trevor . . . thanks for reading the blog and writing. i see dawson every time i’m up that way. any sense when the willis ave project will finish? also, does this project give you two weeks on/two off schedule? just curious.
September 11, 2009 at 4:50 pm
from deckhand trevor on the F. Dawson, Willis Ave. The new willis ave bridge will be done approx. 2 or 3 years, then we will start to dismantle the old bridge and piers. Long time to go. Also because we are on a construction job, we only work monday to friday, 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. And FYI, our company Kiewit, will also be involved with the Tappan Zee bridge project. 10 year job and it will cost approx 16 billion dollars, so the mighty Dawson will be in that neck of the woods very soon.
September 14, 2009 at 8:55 am
I love eavesdropping on this.
September 14, 2009 at 12:49 pm
TUG F. DAWSON'S DECK HANDS GIRLFRIEND
MY NAME IS SHELLIE AND MY WONDERFUL BOYFRIEND IS DECK HAND TREVOR. I AM VERY PROUD OF HIM ASWELL WE ARE REALLY HAPPY TOGATHER. SORRY TO ALL THE GIRLS/ WOMEN WHO THINK HE IS NOT WITH ANYONE YOU ARE MISUNDERSTOOD. HE WORKS REALLY HARD AND HE COMES HOME TO ME EVERYNIGHT. IN MARCH IT WILL BE ONE YEAR THAT WE ARE TOGATHER.
DECK HAND’S GIRL SHELLIE
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