Caddell’s has quite the history.  It also has a busy present.  Sunday . . . four tugs and a barge ccupied the dry docks.  First, Franklin Reinauer

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showed her wheels inside kort nozzles.

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In the next dock, Christine (thanks to identification by Jed and Allen) McAllister tug.

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See the size of the worker relative to the wheels.  Christine‘s size and (to me) unusual climbing arrangement are proof-positive.

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Next dock . . .  was Gateway‘s  NavigatorOutrageous has appeared here before, most recently here; I’ve not seen Navigator before.

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And last but not least, also a veteran of this blog,  James Turecamo, I believe.

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Oh and the barge . . . sorry I took no foto.

Ships both functional and in transition need maintenance.  You can help support Mary Whalen, a vessel in transition, AND  meet and dine in a unique and truly exclusive  waterfront setting with yours truly Tugster and Bowsprite by bidding for us on eBay soooooon.  Details will follow.  Now I know that bidding on an experience with Tugster and Bowsprite sounds like it should be illegal, but we two bloggers have suspended some rules by allowing ourselves to be put up for auction.  eBay link soon.  So . . . sister, if you want to hang out with your brother, here’s your opportunity, but I know the competition could be fierce.

Actually Portside’s Mary Whalen project is truly worthy of your support.  Proceeds of this fundraiser do not go for Whalen restoration:  rather, they will support Portside’s mission of hosting visiting vessels (tugs, historic vessels, charter and excursion boats, government boats of the FDNY, NYPD, USACE, DEP, NOAA, and more.  Come to the fundraiser on Saturday, June 13–(just one week before the Mermaid Parade)– 6 through 9 pm at Brooklyn Lyceum.  Tickets are $50, raffle on site, auction online.  Tickets here and more info here.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Unrelated but Harbor Night is this Friday night, and River Day . . .  the longest day, starts Saturday.