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I’m elated when folks tell me they’ve enjoyed visiting tugster over the years. Well, I’m as thrilled when you send in fotos other places beyond the sixth boro, all accessible ultimately from the the sixth boro. In fact, the whole world awaits once you’ve gone out the Narrows or through Hall Gate.
’twas a great pleasure to get these fotos from Maureen yesterday, taken yesterday. I’ll identify the port a bit farther. Any guesses? A clue might be the name of the tug: Emilio Panfido (1969), and
The port is Venezia aka Venice. And I’ll need help identifying the tow of the tug as well. And if you click on not a single link in this post, then at least spend six minutes on this one . . the veritable painted ship on a painted ocean where work seems like the pleasantest dance to the best music on the planet. This one’s got an intriguing ambient sound as sound track too. All Venezia and as they are called in Italian . . . rimorchiatori aka tugs.
diamonds! As in the many carated type. Click here for info on the vessel and here for info on the enterprise. Here’s more on marine mining and subsea crawlers. I have to admit I’ve never understood the appeal of diamonds, but my interest ratchets up a bit learning with this.
Colin’s second ever foto shows New Spirit foreground with a befogged Table Mountain behind. Look for a detail on the mountain upper right side.
It’s a 1000′ ITB aka integrated tug and barge.” One thousand! Here’s a foto of the tug out of the notch. Technically the barge is 947′ and the tug is 153,’ and in ITB math, that totals up to an even 1000.’ The gray vessel in the background is Tecumseh, 1973, ex-Sugar Islander, which appeared here in March.
xAnd finally . . . it’s always a delight to share fotos John Watson takes from his perch high above the east end of the KVK. First, it’s a shockingly container-light Iwaki . . .
Partners in Preservation is a New York program, but there’s no need to live in NY or even North America to vote. Click on the logo below, register, scroll thru to find “Tug Pegasus and Waterfront Museum Barge,” and vote once a day through May 21. Ask your friends to vote too.