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Quick and dirty . . . since forces are pulling me every which way these days. Between the Great Lakes, which Joe is warning me about, and the sixth boro, which I call home, is the Erie Canal. And some classy vessels populate it, like Governor Roosevelt. See my latest foto here. Thanks to Jason LaDue for this shot of a very substantial ice-breaking hull.
Lockport here assists Day Peckinpaugh. I hope to get to Lockport in spring.
Thanks to Jason for the fotos attributed to him. Here’s a foto of sister Canal Corp vessel Urger in the drydock last spring.
Transitioning from the “farm tugs” post, enjoy Governor Roosevelt, sister of Governor Cleveland, both came to the canal to break ice and do other tasks in 1927 as steam tugs. If you add the ages of Governor Roosevelt, Governor Cleveland, and Urger . . . you have almost three hundred years of boat work. I found Roosevelt hauled out last weekend along the Erie Canal in Lyons.
Edna (1997) was hauled out for some work recently along
Blount in 1958. Here’s George (a 2009 vessel with a simple name) taken recently in Lake Charles, LA.
And (once again . . . might she be languishing?) Grouper, a year away from a century old. This is how she looked last weekend, and I’d love to hear an update on efforts to bring her back to life, lest she become HMS (heavy melt steel).