Here was 28.

Click here for a photo of this tug showing its deep belly.  How long has the canal owned her?  Answer follows.

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Click here for info on Arkansas-built Gelberman, here photographed yesterday pulling a tree out of the way of navigation.

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Driftmaster I believe dates from 1947, making her older than me.   Scroll through here for photos of Driftmaster helping with clean-up post Sandy.

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Jersey City fire vessel Joseph Lovero is named for their dispatcher who died in that attack twelve and a half years ago.

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343 arrived in the harbor nearly four years ago.  Click here for the welcome ceremony in the harbor when she arrived in April 2010.

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T-AKR  316 Pomeroy, named for a Medal of Honor winner who died on a Korean mountain at age 22,  has been dry-docked in Bayonne for about a month now for maintenance.

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Click here for more info on the Watson-class.

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So we’re back to the beginning.  Governor Roosevelt came to the canal as a steam-powered icebreaker in 1927!  I’d love to see pics of canal traffic from back then.

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All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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