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NYC Tugboat Race 2012 D

It is a race, and that means there’s a winner, but the race committee decided to have both the first place (left, Lincoln Sea . . . 8000 hp) and second place (right, Meagan Ann . . . 2200 hp)) finishers raise the cup this year because of Meagan Ann‘s lightning speed that allowed her […]

NYC Tugboat Race 2012 C

Here’s to the photographers of the event!  We do love it.  And here’s to the companies, crews, spectators, and organizers.  The sprint is only the start of the event, though. After that, greetings and foto-ops happen, as do carefully calibrated/matched push-offs contests like Vulcan III v.  Lincoln Sea or Maurania III v.  Quantico Creek or Pegasus […]

NYC Tugboat Race 2012 B

The prizes await the results;  that’s executive director of WHC John Doswell on the far left. Here’s the official table.  We’ll come back to the trophies and raffle items in part c or d of this series of posts. The next eight fotos come compliments of William Hyman, who positioned himself at the 70th Street […]

NYC Tugboat Race 2012 a

When I posted about the race last year, I recapped the five previous years posts too.  See that here for part a and here for part b. The day started early for me;  here at 07:01, not knowing I’d see her later in the morning, I passed Weddell Sea in the notch. By 07:47, I was […]

Retro Sixth Boro NYC Tugboat Races 2

I’ll devote a whole post once again to the 2012 races, since I have a  lot of photos.  What I did was look for the most dramatic or interesting photos and, in some cases, re-edited them.  What I didn’t do is go back through the 2012 posts, but you can here if you want. Again, […]

Great! Chesapeake Schooner Race 2

I post this as the race is approaching its finish; see live tracking at the bottom here. Twenty-fours hours ago Baltimore-based Chock WYTL-65602 was leaving Annapolis to go on station as pin boat 1 . . . the west side of the starting gate.  Pin boat here takes on a whole new meaning.  For a […]

City of Water Day 2012 Survey

Of course, every day is water day in the sixth boro of the city of NY, and it’s great that MWA and other sponsors have chosen for five years now to recognize that fact . . . on a big “get out on the water” day . . . because who OWNS the port . […]

ICW Tugs May 2017* A

I’ve traveled the ICW from Charleston SC to NYC, some parts several times.  This is a “revisit”  focusing solely on tugboats. I’ll start in Charleston with Elizabeth Turecamo in the fog. Recycling comments on the boats below from Georgetown SC, by George Schneider:  “The little one shows the name Laura , which has one of […]

Sixth Boro Fifth Dimension Search

Sixth boro fifth dimension posts are about vintage NYC harbor shipping culture photos.  This very welcome photo I received from frequent commenter/researcher William Lafferty.  This should be an easy question for many of you:  where was this photo taken? Here’s what William says about the photo above:  “You don’t see classic New York harbor steam […]

Two Hours on the Narrows 3

Here were 2 and the first.  This was Sunday morning August 24 at dawn. Maersk Atlanta was headed out and the lifters –Oops I mean Ardmore Sealifter and  . .  Ichabod Crane–were at different stages of prep to move and and who be that . . . incoming  . .  . hull down? with lots of […]