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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.
If that wheel is working, then it can’t be anything in the sixth boro. These fotos of the steamer Natchez come from Capt. Justin Zizes.
who took them here in the proximity of the Greater New Orleans Bridge. Natchez the hull is a half century newer than her engine and machinery.
Tug in the foreground is Angus R. Cooper. I’m not sure what the pusher tug with barge is.
And a thousand miles to the northeast and fully accessible by water . . . a foto from Detroit, thanks to Ken of MichiganExposures, showing Wisconsin-built, New Jersey-powered Canadian-flagged bulk carrier Saginaw. Meeting Saginaw is mailboat J. W. Westcott.
Navigator? Sea Shuttle? Anyhow, bound from Rhode Island to Virginia.
Friday, July 1 means it’s the start of a long summer holiday weekend, marking 235 years since the independence declaration was signed. Because fireworks flash and spark unchecked in a plethora of state and federal budget debates, I thought time called for government boats shooting water. FireFighter II under the Verazzano Bridge today seemed
Fireboat Curtis Randolph has seen 32 years of service already in Detroit.
Actually not one of these three boats . . docked near Curtis Randolph is a government boat: Huron Maid is a pilot boat (see in at work in this “boatnerd” video), Joseph J. Hogan is mail boat . . . as is
the 62-year-old J. W. Westcott II.
Newark. Judging from this video, Newark and Jersey City have twin fire boats?
Closing shot: is this what 50,000 gpm looks like? For an effective quick summary of the features of Fire Fighter II, see this video. Fire Fighter II and its twin–343–have more than 16 times the water-pumping capacity of FDNY’s first fireboat, William F. Havemeyer.
All others by Will Van Dorp. Happy Independence Day. Be independent!