Research vessel Robert E. Hayes gets up on all three sometimes.  Technically, it’s called a liftboat.  I saw Hayes up on all three spuds last year on the Passaic just downstream from Newark.   Thanks to YouTube, you can see it too.


I took these shots last summer in the KVK.


Another liftboat Russell W. Peterson came ashore in a storm on Bethany Beach in Delaware.  See Peterson wallow in the surf here.


To see a much larger liftboat, check out Resolution on shipoftheday blog.  It’s a  spudded vessel designed and built specifically to install coastal wind turbines.