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Recognize this vessel?

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It’s the 1982 Quenames, as I’ve never seen her before.

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Anyone know the origin of that name?

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One of GLDD’s crew boats . ..  St. Johns River, I think,

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from this angle looks

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speedy.

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Can you identify this boat?

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It’s 1965 Harry McNeal, seen here from riverbank perspective.

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Note how the tug attaches to the notchless barge, and

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the wooden support for the tracked crane.  The “column” to lower left is a spud, which pins the barge to the bottom for stability while the crane is used.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Day 7 away from the sixth boro had found me quite desperate.  I’d started to see tugs everywhere although of an unfamiliar sort:  carved into quartz monzonite,

on road signs, and

even along the South Carolina/Georgia state line on my road atlas !

So imagine my joy today when I finally met face-to-face longtime friend of the tugster blog, JED, who  invited me onto C-Tractor 12 to see

tugs at work doing what could never be seen in the boro up north where supposedly I carry the title of mayor.  Here in the St Johns RiverC-Tractor 12 and C-Tractor 5 assist USS Klakring (FFG 42) as it heads for sea.

More from Mayport soon.  Many thanks to JED for the tour.

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