Several of them . . . but this was a contender, Cornell, one of the Lehigh Railroad’s “Four Aces,” built at Jakobson’s Shipyard in Oyster Bay in 1950.  Technical question:  is that “steam” (yeah, I know it’s a diesel) due to the engine being unaccustomed to run at such high rpms?


Below, a shoving match with Dorothy Elizabeth as seen from mid-river…


and below, as seen from the pilot house of Dorothy Elizabeth, thanks to Rich Johnsen.


Another historic tug, W. O. Decker, about half Cornell‘s size and 20 years older, passes astern. Over 100 more pix at this link.


Unless otherwise stated, photos by Will Van Dorp.