So through the magic of blogging, let’s turn time back and shift camera position, kind of like the movie Groundhog Day. Or “TR 2008 . . . Take 2.” The crew of W. O. Decker–the only tug in the harbor taking paying passengers–coordinate to rope a bollard. By the way, W. O. took first place in best mascot . . . and guesses what it was? Answer follows.
Truth must out . . . these fabuous fotos were captured by Brian, also intrepid captain of Puffin. Below, Charles Oxman pushes around Rosemary . . . until Rosemary turns on all her 6000 hp. The Oxman takes my first prize for the most unusual house design AND best namesake. Bravo Vinik!
Brian gets a prize for catching the drama of nose-to-nose gladiating (I’m sure that’s not a word til now) with Edith Thornton, who saved all its grit for this, twisting it up with St. Andrew.
Best-looking tug in the harbor . . . Matthew Tibbetts. Anyone know its namesake?
And one more shot for today of “sturm und drang” as portrayed by speed winners, Ross Sea and Maryland.
Oh . . . about the best mascot: beating out a disqualified tattoo queen, a ferret, a large dog and a puppy, and some very happy clams . . . winner was an East River spider crab. Does it have a name? A special snack for winning? Check back later.
Daily News reports the news here, even dragging in some Yankees-RedSox causality.
OK . . last addition for today, thanks to Bernie of the Working Harbor Committee, someone who loves spinach . . . although I still suspect it’s seaweed. Either way, he’s gonna grow up strong.