Call this the March 1 version. Even cold fanatics feel starved for more sunlight, blossoming perfumes, bright colors, and shorts. Iron Wolf below has that lean, post-winter hungry look.
And Mostank needs some bright color, or does the 1950-launched tanker seem so forlorn because of the monochromatic background? By the way, that’s the west tower of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge beyond the ridgeline of Staten Island.
Imagine Jay Bee V with bright paint and a tanned crew.
Spring happens in March. For me, sooner is better.
This link on the history of tugboats as depicted on postage stamps cheered me up a little.