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How many islands do you see in this photo?

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Well, the upper wheelhouse of Long Island is all you could see of the tugboat in the photo above.  Below you see the port side of the tugboat, possibly the newest Vane Brothers’ name in the sixth boro.

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Below is Tangier Island.  Now you’d almost think there’s a new class emerging with these two boats, except Tangier Island is rated at 3000 hp and

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and Long Island, at 4200.  Now if you look closely at the name of the bow of the tug, you’ll see some raised letters  . . . TLY and

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here you’ll notice the PE . . . .

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So no need to imagine this as a new class . . . an Island class . . . it’s the old Peter F. Gellatly, whose evolution continues.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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