Tugs take myriad shapes. Jay catches a hint of tugs to come on Cape Ann Images: the new tug Independence. Yet another reason to return to Gloucester, soon!! More at BTT tugs at Shooting My Universe. Then, 3000 miles away, catch a variety of recent Puget Sound tugs at Fremonttugboat her, the first of which is K-Sea’s Sargasso Sea, no doubt named for the steamy Rhys’ novel.
Back along the Hudson, try this one-seater tug with hand-painted name sign on portside of the bow.
Ike‘s specs: Gladding-Hearn built in 1957 with dimensions of 34′ x 13′ x 6.’
But Socrates sports some unusual calligraphy, which wouldn’t be unattractive tattooed on someone’s hip.
Taking this foto got me my first-ever “talking-to” by law enforcement, but all went well: I gave the officer my “business” card, and he might now just be a happy reader of the tugster blog . .. I hope.
Coastline Girls (ex-Ruby, Ruby M, and Beverly) at 69′ x 20′ x 8′ dates from 1943. And this one’s for you, Officer.
Molly Johannsen (ex-Carol) is a real cutie dating from
from 1972 and all of 30′ x 10′ x 4.’
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.