NRT 3 ends with a shot and video of Grouper; given an important news bulletin, it’s fitting I start with Grouper in NRT 4. The news . . . she’s got a NEW LEASE on survival. As soon as she’s fit to travel west, she’s headed to a spot just north of Detroit. Such news! Updates will follow as her uncharted future allows. I tinted the foto a bit yellow . . . as in sunny, a bright future taking her to her 100th! Since 1912, identities she’s carried include the following: Gary, Green Bay, Alaska, Oneida, Iroquois, all before Grouper. Maybe a new name will follow too? Thanks to Jon for 97 years of pedigree info in his comment a few days ago.
Thanks to Jed for this foto of Quenames, headed north here past Governor’s Island, bound for Boston, I suppose . . . with whatever that barge was designed to transport. My last shot of Quenames was in late summer 2007! Thanks much, Jed.
Nope . . . it’s not the Charles D. It’s Responder, featured a dozen times here before, initially in 2007. So what happened to the reel and boom that was her trademark? I’ve no clue.
Taft Beach . . . and her crew worked through Thanksgiving, through the powerful gusts and ebbs of Saturday night’s storm, and will do so more on Christmas Day . . . as the dredging must go forward . . . er downward! Greetings and hats off to all who work through whatever holidays transpire.
While we’re on Norfolk tugs, here’s another, shot on the Delaware. I’ve never seen Lucky D up in the sixth boro.
And while we’re on the Delaware, here’s a sibling of Heron, Falcon, and Sea Raven. I’ve not noticed Petrel in New York harbor.
I mentioned Charles D earlier.
To round these out, a quite random choice although I love her lines, it’s Christine M.
All fotos in the past month by Will Van Dorp.