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Random Tugs 385

or maybe I could call these “roaring 20s” tugs in the sixth boro . . . let’s start with likely the newest of these, maybe the newest in the boro, Charles Hughes, 3000 hp and 90′ x 34′ . She’s a Salisbury-class, the fourth of that class from Chesapeake Shipbuilding.   Another product of the […]

Whole Lotta Dredgin’ 15

At least two other dredging projects are happening in the sixth boro simultaneously.  The one in the Buttermilk Channel  came to my attention because of the following two photos taken by Captain Malcolm of  schooner Pioneer. Neither this tug–Miss Gloria— nor the dredge were ones I was familiar with. Miss Gloria is a 2003 Rodriguez […]

Newest Hull(s) 13

I’ve used this title a dozen times before, but never have four relatively recent hulls shared sixth boro waters until now, at least not that I’m aware of. So let’s start here with an obvious logo and a name I couldn’t quite parse, Viking Octantis, until I realized it was named for a star visible […]

Random Tugs 269

Here’s a calendar’s worth of harbor tugboat shots, starting with Sarah D., looking brand new although built in 1975, her colors matching the shades of Manhattan building materials in the background. Brian Nicholas (1966) moves into the Upper Bay, her blue repeated in the sky and water and more. Buchanan 12 (1972) heads down bound […]

Random Tugs 257

New in town but probably only in as a transient . . . It’s Michael L. Daigle, fleet mate of some Hebert boats that have also passed through the sixth boro and likely working on a dredging project in the region.  Note the white horizontal supports above the wheelhouse door on either side.  I’m guessing they’re […]

Random Tugs 239

I love the morning, and I’ve never gotten a better photo of Tasman Sea.  She’s a product of Main Iron Works, class of 1976. Kirby Moran heads out on a job.   There’s no angle from which these Washburn & Doughty 6000s look anything but stunning. Ernest Campbell, from Southern Shipbuilding’s class of 1969, comes […]

Astrand

All photos today come thanks to John Huntington.  Check out his new site here, one which I mentioned a week and a half ago here. Here are the basics on what you are looking at, mostly from John’s caption:  “FAR ROCKAWAY, QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY, NY/USA – FEBRUARY 25, 2016: The 24 meter (78 foot) scallop […]