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Random Tugs 311

Behold an entire fleet, and the current boats of a family business operating boats in New York since 1927. The Brown family boats are distinguished by their color and meticulous condition.    Maybe you can’t tell by their condition, but one of these boats dates from 2015, one from 2002, and one from 1962.  Styling […]

Random Tugs 371

Adeline Marie was at anchor off the Coney Island Light. Douglas J and a dump scow were shuttling to and from HARS.   Mary Emma was arriving from sea.   Joyce Brown passed a big unstuck green ship,   Stuff is always happening, and all photos, WVD.

Thomas J. Brown 2

Thomas J. Brown came off the ways in 1962 as Thomas J. Brown.  Here‘s part 1 of this post, from almost a decade ago, and here are many photos since . . . 1962 is the same vintage as this truck, then newly arrived as a grounds truck for a Queens cemetery.  John Glenn went […]

Other Peoples Photos 83

This series I use to feature others’ photos that are different from what I typically shoot, different in either location or perspective or subject.  I am very grateful to you, readers,  when you send these photos in. David Silver sent this in just yesterday, taken in Norfolk. Down in Norfolk, Mike Vinik and Rhino had […]

Bronze 9

To start, let me reiterate what I said over a half year ago here:  “Way back in 2007 I started this series, and I now think I should never have called it “bronze” since it’s more like a golden brown.” I recently saw Josephine pushing a fuel barge, and then light, pirouetting in the current, […]

Random Tugs 337

Because the name and focus of this blog is tugster, you’d expect to see a lot of tugboats, both within the confines of New York harbor, aka the REAL sixth boro, and I hope you are satisfied that you find a plethora of tugboats in installments of this blog.  So here’s Random Tugs #337, post […]

From the Line Locker 33

Remember Solar Sal from yesterday’s post?  A sharp-eyed reader recalled having seen in in a boatyard this past June.  Question:  Where is that boatyard?  Answer follows. Geoquip Saentis is a “regular exotic” in the sixth boro, although at a certain time that becomes an oxymoron.   But what is that irregular shape along her starboard side? […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 10

Here are previous iterations, newest hulls that have become less new hulls.  Look closely just forward of the ferry and you’ll see a ready-made caption that this ferry is NEW. I’m also pretty sure this is the first post featuring Dann Ocean’s Colonel. The ferry departed the shipyard in panhandle Florida only eight days before.  […]

Saint Emilion

There’s this below from ancient Roman vineyards in Gaul, near this  monolith church . . .  Also, about 30 miles away in Bordeaux is the repurposed WW2 submarine base . . . repurposed for art. But I started out beyond left field here and have digressed in an even more oblique direction. Saint Emilion is […]

Random Tugs 329

Sea Fox as a cold front moves across the Upper Bay. Mary Turecamo off to the next job. Dorothy J returns from an assist.  I’ve lots more photos of the assist to post soon. Joyce and James eastbound in the KVK to start the work day. Dean Reinauer heads over to fuel up. Kings Point […]