Stuff happens. Like cars and trucks, ships too sometimes need a tow. Pretty World needed a tow to the repair facility a few years back. Here’s Horizon Crusader towed to the scrap yard. Here’s CV-60 USS Saratoga getting a tow to the same end.
Thorco Hilde found herself at the end of this tow line in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
I caught the tow just as I went for a walk along the water’s edge.
The zoom told me they were surely attached. As of Monday morning, she was in the Brooklyn Navy Yard getting fixed.
The lead tug here is Marjorie B McAllister, featured in many previous posts indexed here. In this role, she reminds me of some of Farley Mowat’s best, his novels about salvage tugs, a role once played by the tug below, now dissolving in the Arthur Kill, as she looked when I took her photo in August 2011. In April 1945, the salvage tug below assisted in towing the torpedoed Atlantic States back to safety in Boston for repair and reuse.
Many thanks to Thomas Steinruck for use of the top photo. All others by Will Van Dorp.