Let’s follow the evolution of this boat.  Two years ago she went by Coney Island.  I was looking forward to having a tugboat by that name in the sixth boro.   A check of the USCG vessel documentation site showed that previously she had gone by Mister Jordan, a vessel I’d never seen.

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The builder’s plate showed that prior to using the Mister Jordan name, she was Beth I.  That sent me to the Blount site, where I also learned she was first built in 1958 for Bethlehem Steel, and that Vulcan III might be a twin.

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Next I saw this vessel high and dry and in different colors. Now watch what happens with the stack.  It’s a black “muffler” here, and then when next I saw her,

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the black housing was gone and there were two pipes with smallish mufflers sprouted from the back of the house.

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Enjoy a few more shots taken in the past few months of Coastline Bay Star.

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A handsome vessel working past the half century mark, launched the same year as this powerhouse and  one of these.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

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