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Launched two years shy of four score years ago, William Oscar Decker has appeared many times on this blog.  W. O. entered life in the harbor as a steam tug.  Here W. O. works the excursion trade at the Waterford Tugboat RoundUp  September 2008.  In the background against the bulkhead are Tug44, Gowanus Bay, and Spooky–all previously featured here.

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W. O. was built in Queens and first worked for the Newtown Creek Towing Company.  Get the vitals here at the South Street Seaport Museum site.  Decker “excurses” up to 12 persons at once in season.

To get a sense of contemporary aviation, click here.  For 1930 Ford trucks, see here.  For locomotives of the era, see here.

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See W. O.‘s insides here, if you missed it in summer ’07.

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Graves of Arthur Kill

Click to order your copy of Graves of Arthur Kill, by Gary Kane and Will Van Dorp. 3Fish Productions.

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My imaginings and bowsprite's renderings of Henry Hudson's trip through the harbor 400 years ago.

Tale of Two Marlins

Blue Marlin spent 600+ hours loading tugs and barges in NYC Sixth Boro. Click on image for presentation made to NY Ship Lore and Model Club, July 25, 2011.

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