You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Pegasus’ tag.

Here was my post two years ago, and here are some photos I took on and around the first CoWD.     Peter Stanford, several decades back, organized an annual Sea Day, which I think is a better name.  Squint your eyes looking at the photo below and you almost imagine a planet of water.   Almost, right?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’m happy that summer and winter brings sightseers onto the water using these vessels.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Squint again and from this perspective the boro of Manhattan looks a bit like the bow of a vessel, WTC1 being the stem post.  Fireboat Harvey and the rowboat are much near New Jersey, though, than the city of NYC.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s the city of Hoboken water day?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s actually the sixth boro water day . . . with land activities on boros, islands, and cities in a neighboring state.   Below, it’s Village Community Boathouse rowers past Pier A.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Meanwhile, in the midst of it all, work goes on along the front of the inimitable Manhattan skyline, Sassafras here with DoubleSkin 39.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And here as the day starts, the iconic Pegasus  . . . and crew  . . . reporting for duty, getting those who signed up for free tours on

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the primordial boro.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who leaves with his red passport tomorrow for the north country.  Posting will happen when possible.

 

First the specifics . . . 70 Henry Street Brooklyn Heights Cinema tonight at 7 for reception with showing starting at 8.    After the show, stop by at Park Plaza Bar about .1 mile nearby.

So it’s appropriate to lead these NYC Municipal Archives photos off with tugboat Brooklyn.

0aaaaaa1902brooklyn

Next  in an icy North River  (?) . . . . . . Richmond.

0aaaa21902richmond

Launches  Bronx and

0aaaa31900slaunchbronx

Queens.

0aaaa41902dodtlaunch

Passenger steamer Little Silver, which ran between the Battery and Long Branch, NJ in the first decade of the 20th century.

0aaaa51900slilsilv

And finally . . . John Scully, a very classy Dialogue (Use the “find” feature to search) built built tug

0aaa11900sjohnscully

And the connection . . . here’s what boats of this vintage look like today in “disintegration experiments” in waters everywhere.  I took these in August 2011 while Gary and I filmed Graves of Arthur Kill.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Some boats of this time, of course, still operate like Pegasus (1907) and Urger (1901)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

while others try to stave off time so that they might once again like New York Central No. 13 (1887).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Do you recognize this ship?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Well, actually, Petroleum Producer is a barge, not a ship.  And Galveston is a 12,000 hp tug.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And in port she needs assistance . . . here Freddy K Miller (I think . . . on starboard) and Pegasus.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This generation of ATB units replaces ITBs that were still in the sixth boro when tugster started to pay attention back in 2006.  Back then, there was a fleet of ITBs, now waiting the scrapyard.  Click here and here for closeups I did of one of them, ITB Philadelphia, last known to be laid up in Great Bitter Lake in Egypt.  Anyone have followup news?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The last time I caught closeups of Petroleum Producer and Galveston it was here (scroll through) in the Cape Fear River over two years ago.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated:  Check out this 450’+ mutation here.

Iron Mike . . . 1977 and 53′ loa  . . . has lots of character

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

although I don’t know what engine/horsepower moves her.    Anyone?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Haggerty Girls . . . late 2013 and a surprising 110′ and 4000 hp . . .  with RTC60 must be the newest tug in the sixth boro.  Click here for a photo of her first arrival in NYC.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

If we were talking birds, Pacific Reliance (red stacks) would be called an exotic, not common to this habitat.  Pacific Reliance  . . . built in 2006 and 121′ loa uses 9280 hp to  move her payload.  Alongside is Quantico Creek, 90′ loa launched in 2010 and rated at 3000 hp.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Brooklyn, 76′ loa, launched in 2000 with 2000 hp has had lots of identities in her 14 years of service.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And finally .  .   . dwarfed by the Lower Manhattan skyline in February, it’s Pegasus.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Built in 2001, 75′ loa and rated at 1900 hp.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All photos by Will Van Dorp, yesterday, thanks to mobility by New York Media Boat.  Check them out here.

Guess the locations here and . . .

0aaaaaart

here?  Answers follow.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This one should be obvious.  What’s the Philly-bound tug?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It’s Lucky D.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here’s Chesapeake Coast, probably North River and then Hudson River bound.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

B. Franklin Reinauer is Sound-bound.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And some light tugs . . . Elizabeth,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Joan Turecamo,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chesapeake,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Megan McAllister, 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

. . . Margaret Moran and Pegasus.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The top two were . . . locations were Chao Phraya River in Bangkok and the Staten Island side of the Narrows, with tug Gulf Dawn outbound.   Click here for some Thai tugs from almost seven years ago.  Thanks much to Ashley Hutto for the first photo.

Here was 3 with links to 1 and 2.

I’ve been so far unable to find the original use of this barge, but I haven’t expended much shoe leather either.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Click on the foto below from the July 21, 1977 NYTimes for an article on Michael O’Keefe’s barge restaurant opening.  Anyone identify the tug?

0aaaarb10OK

Bulk commodities commerce needs some stretches of riverbank in the sixth boro.  Crushed stone in; garbage out, as well as

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

recycled materials,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

aggregates,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

scrap metal, petroleum,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

salt, and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

desert scrapings aka road conditioner. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Products galore and more and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

more.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Places to park aka dock are vital also.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Random, recent, and variously sourced.

The closeup of Nanticoke pushing Doubleskin 57 toward the Goethals Bridge below comes compliments of Allen Baker.

0aaaart1

I took this foto of Robert E. McAllister.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Marie J. Turecamo here assists Barney Turecamo, pushing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the 118,000 barrel barge Georgia.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Four of the Dann Marine tugs:  l to r, Emerald, Chesapeake in the distance, First,  and Calusa . . . all Coast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pegasus . . . the former John E. McAllister and so much more . . . the only tug in the sixth boro that today still excurses (yup . .  that’s a word!) for the public.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

First Coast, the former

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Morania No. 18 . . .  See the traces of “R–A–N” in the painted metal?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Over in the East River, it’s Bruce A. and

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Charles D. McAllister.   See the McAllister striped Rosenwach wooden water tank on the building upper skyline left?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

From l’amiga .  .  it’s another shot of Patricia, a 1963 tug built in Port Deposit, MD.

0aaaart9

And last but not least . . .  just cellphone-snapped by chance by Birk Thomas yesterday, it’s Miss Lis, which at this writing is about to steam past Sandy Hook on her way out of the sixth boro.  What’s remarkable about this foto is that Birk caught this Tradewinds tug in the last two miles of a journey that started in LA!   I feel like there should be a brass band playing or some other celebration of completion.   Click here to my previous “seeing” of another Tradewinds tug.

0aaaart10

Click on this foto below . . . and if you have a Facebook account, you should be able to see Tradwinds Towing’s FB page.

0aaaartbttt

Fotos should be credited as I tried to indicate;  non credited ones by Will Van Dorp.

All fotos here from yesterday . ..

Liberty Service as you may never have seen her.  Here (third foto in this link) she was four years ago.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ditto Huron Service.  Repainting on Huron seems farther along than that on Liberty.   Here’s how Huron Service looked a year and a half ago.   Get ready for Genesis Energy. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In the past year, this Pegasus has sprouted an upper wheelhouse;  compare with here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Welcome to the waters around Houston.  Well . ..  I do mean the 118,000-barrel barge married to Linda Moran.  Uh . . . do tugs and barges ever get divorced?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Trucks on the water pushed by Shawn Miller.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I realized only later that–had my conveyance lingered here–I would have seen Catherine C. Miller push past with FIVE trailers/tractors on a barge.  See her in the distance there beyond the bow of  RTC 83.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Reinauer Twins waits alongside RTC 104 with a faux lighthouse in the background.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Lucy Reinauer–earlier Texaco Diesel Chief built in Oyster Bay NY–is the push behind RTC 83.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

DBL 29 pushed (ok, will. . .  open eyes.  thanks for the correction.)  moved alongside by Taurus.  See some of my previous Taurus fotos here and here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And thanks to wide-eyed bowsprite, a vessel I’ve not seen before pushing stone.  It’s Patricia.  She reminds me of a vessel I spotted along the road a few years back . . . Hoss.

So, this is the “plus” in the title, the group-sourcing request portion of this post:  what company is operating Patricia?

0aaaaaart11

And another question . . . from an eagle-eyed upriver captain.  Notice the weather instruments on this channel marker just off Bannerman’s Island (I am planning to do another post on this unique location north of West Point.) And . . .

0aaaart12

here are more weather instruments on this federally-maintained channel marker off the Rondout.  Questions:  who’s responsible for these and is there a website where  the data collected can be monitored?

0aaaart14

All fotos by Will Van Dorp, except for the last three, which come from bowsprite and Capt. Thalassa.

Speaking of bowsprite, today she’s running Radio Lilac and I’ll be there tending bar.  Here’s something of the inspiration.  Come on by if you have the time.  Teleport in if you’re otherwise out of range.

Meet Amavisti.  I took the foto over in the Buttermilk yesterday.  Here’s why I call this post “doing social.”  It was reported that Iona McAllister towed Amavisti into the sixth boro last Saturday after the ship had experienced loss of power some hundred miles out.  Did anyone get a foto of Amavisti  under tow and be willing to share it, i.e. do what social media allows?    Thanks to all who’ve already done that on this blog.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When I got closer to Amavisti, I saw another name in raised steel …  Ocean Neptune.   And then when I did some hunting online I saw BBC Tahiti.  And Janne Scan.  And FCC Embolden.  All these names for a vessel that’s six years old!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Please send along a foto of the tow if you have one and I’ll post it here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So here’s another social media aka group sourcing request.  Yesterday between 1 and 2 pm I caught this vessel leaving Morris Canal and likely headed for sea.  It looks a lot like this foto by Tom Turner of R/V Shearwater, an Alpine Seismic Ocean Survey vessel.  Here’s the parent company.  Did anyone catch a closer foto?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here and here are more links to what I think this vessel is.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Here was my ride yesterday . . . Pegasus, all dazzling in new red paint on the main house.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All fotos by Will Van Dorp yesterday.  Let’s do social.

Any idea where this foto was taken?  And whatever does that sign mean and for whom is it intended?

0aaaasd1

Here’s a pulled-back version of the same shot.

0aaaasd2

If you said the Seine flowing through Paris, you’d be correct.  And the sign?  Well . . .  click here for an assortment of river signals and beacons used on French rivers.   Translation of the sign . . . boaters are prohibited from making a U-turn in either direction.  Information cones from Herrou Xtian, who previously supplied fotos used in this post and that.  And the fotos, come from Maureen, who previously sent fotos of European tugboats herehere and other places.

Reminder:  Tonight is Tug Art Show III, fundraiser for Pegasus Preservation Project.  Here and here are two of my prior posts on the 1907 tug Pegasus.   See you there.   In fact, a large print of this foto will be available there for sale.

 

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 413 other followers

If looking for specific "word" in archives, search here.
Questions, comments? Email Tugster

My job . . . Summer AND Fall 2014

Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

Seth Tane American Painting

My other blogs

My Babylonian Captivity

Reflections of an American hostage in Iraq, 20 years later.

Henry's Obsession

My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

Archives

free web page hit counter
November 2014
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 413 other followers