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Below, and occupying the notch, Lincoln Sea, participant with all 8000 horses in the 2006 race here. I don’t know if Lincoln Sea (ex-S/R Everett from 2000)will be free to compete next week.
I don’t recall either Joan Moran (1975) or Gramma Lee T taking part in years I’ve watched. They showed fantastic torque yesterday spinning Andre Jacob on her axis. Interestingly, see the last foto here a year ago with Andre Jacob then bearing the name Margara!! Some vessels disappear to Alang; others disappear but reappear hiding in plain sight with new names.
I also don’t recall Hornbeck boats like Liberty Service (ex-Mac Tide 63 and Jaramac 63 from 1983) taking part.
Or Witte boats like Thomas D. (from 1961 and formerly holding such names as Kendall P. Brake, Reliance, Tammy, Matty J, and June C) , fotoed here at the Salt Fest yesterday.
Ellen McAllister (1966) may have.
I don’t recall Dann Ocean Towing boats, like Shannon (ex-Alice H and Chelsea from 1971) here, competing. That’s Captain Log off starboard and Houma off port.
Greenland Sea (ex-Emma M Roehrig, S/R Providence, Tecumseh, and Doc Candies from 1990) I don’t recall.
Or Great Lakes Dock and Dredge boats, like McCormack Boys (1982) here.
I have friends who, when “talking” baseball or football can pull the most arcane details and statistics out of the air, as if they’d spend hours memorizing the stuff. I hope someone following the sixth boro tug races has a better grasp of statistics than me.
Bowsprite fotoed the vessel below a few days back from her cliff. I’m intrigued. Can anyone identify this yacht? It’s Atlantide!!
Remember, Working Harbor Committee annual Tug Boat Race & Competition will be held on Sunday, 6 September from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pier 84 on the Hudson River. Here’s a note from them: “In addition to selling tickets on our spectator boat (a Circle Line 42 vessel) we are offering 12 tickets for sale to be in the race on a tug TBD. The price of a ticket is $250 per person. The number of passengers is limited to 12. Please email Meg Black — firstname.lastname@example.org — to purchase tickets.”
All fotos except the last one by Will Van Dorp, who waits with bated breath for Flinterduin. Get your cameras ready; she arrives in the next 24 hours.