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I know some folks refuse to spend time with Facebook. I entered there in 2008 after figuring out it was the only way to communicate and exchange photos with some people. Now I’ve joined 14 groups there . . and checking in has become similar to dropping by the breakroom at a job.
Saturday night I saw this photo. Actually it’s only a detail of a bigger photo. Any ideas what it is?
Here’s the entire shot, an assemblage of mostly tugboats attached to a circular base where a crane is mounted. Two landing craft travel from left to right and what looks like a few miles distant there’s a beach with mountains not far behind.
The photo was put up on Saturday afternoon. Notice the initial comment by Kees (pronounced “case” ) van der Ende. Of course, I needed to respond as I did. What amazed me was the thread that followed in less than an hour!
Less than 24 hours later, the tugs as well as the project had been identified through a textbook case of “group sourcing.” I love it. Click here for more on Aegean Pelagos. Click here for some Zouros tugs. Click here for Arctic Kalvik, although I wonder why such an icebreaker would be in the Med.
Once Kees had expressed interest in being the CEO, another 20+ posts followed on the topic of logos and such.
Click here for a photo of the completed bridge as well as points along the way to completion.
By the way . . . pay a moment or two tribute to Mardi Gras today, even if NYC and the sixth boro is as cold as . . . . You decide how to finish it in some original way . . . not borrowed from J. D. Salinger. Here was my first mardi gras post from five years ago!
All these fotos come compliments of Xtian Herrou, who previously passed along fotos for this post and others. He took this foto in Brest, although the tug is by now through Port Said for parts south and east… .
These waters require that Sea Foxtrot and her tow take on specialized gear.
Once they get in the zone, Sea Foxtrot and
Norma 1 will fully deploy gear and look like this,
UAE tug Simyar, currently working in the Indian Ocean.
Merci beaucoup, Xtian . . .
Here’s a post I did six and a half years ago (scroll on through) alluding to pirates that once annoyed ships in the sixth boro . . ..
Old Wine has to be one of the best vessel names ever! Disclaimer . . . she does NOT carry beverage. I’d love to see her come to the sixth boro, although . . . I can imagine the temptation some would feel to alter the name-great as it is–by adding some letters. Some ideas follow. Seriously, I use this foto with permission of Antonio, a Spanish tug captain who visited the sixth boro for the tugboat race back in 2009 . . . scroll through to the end here.
Faust arriving in town might make one worry, although I saw no evidence of that.
Spruce 2 . . .
To play with Old Wine . . . well . . . add an R to the end. Or add a S in front of the second word. I’m sure you could do better.
Thanks to Antonio Alcaraz Arbelo for the first foto, Colin Syndercombe for the second. The last two by Will Van Dorp.