I offer these as fotos in search of a story . . . midday yesterday it was Bruce A. McAllister who appeared first on the ConHook Range with an unmistakeable
It was Mars
I could then read. But the story . . . I’m still confuzzled.
Might there be another sale of old boats in the offing? Some dimensions on Mars: 1970 built at McDermott in the state of LA, 136′ x 37,’ 5750 hp. How long ago did she traverse the Panama Canal?
As I pondered that, I noticed a follower . . . a McAllister tug I’ve not seen before . . . Michael J. McAllister, built at Halter in the state of LA as well in 1971, 109′ and 4100 hp . . . with another
Crowley on the hip.
Pioneer . . . 127′ x 37′ and 7200, McDermott built in 1975, and formerly operating out of Jacksonville . . . I believe. So I’m wondering, where did these tows begin and what happens next . . .
As to that other Pioneer . . . the one I was waiting for, here’s another foto.
If you wish to help the Museum get its landlegs back . . . click on the graphic below.
All fotos here by Will Van Dorp. For a foto of Crowley Pathfinder I took a few years back near Seattle, click here . . . 8th foto down.