Hornbeck has a relatively new tug; this morning I got a closeup.

Well, it’s a make-over. A retrofit, you’ll learn if you scroll through the link.

I haven’t found any fotos of Huron Service as Eric Candies, then named for a Louisiana tugboat captain.

Here’s Huron Service lightering Indigo Point off Stapleton, Staten Island.

I’d welcome fotos of Eric Candies, the vessel or the mariner.

Now imagine tug Grouper retrofitted with azipods or VSP and an upper wheelhouse at the top of a giraffe neck, 1912 meets 2012.

Photos, WVD.