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Thanks to Mike Abegg 12

If my post-entitling were consistent, this would be the twelfth post with pics from Mike.  Of course, if it were differently consistent, this would be Lois M 4.   Yes, 4 because of this post which would be Thanks to Jake . . . and a number. OK, I’ll stop with all the meta-commentary. Nevertheless, Lois […]

Random Tugs 281

Denali arrived in the sixth boro for the first time about three years ago, and I compared her with a fleet mate here. I believe that fleet mate is now scrapped. If you’ve never seen a tug out of the water, here’s a sense of that.  I’ve done other “dry hulls” photos, as you can […]

Lois M and Tobias 2

Guess the vessel cut off to the right? The tug is Lois M, on hold in Brooklyn for about a month already. It turns out she came to GMD with barge Tobias for a haircut and a shave, and maybe some new paint. After the shipyard work, Lois M and Tobias might be headed across […]

Sixth Boro Solstice Surveyors

Let’s start with one at Brooklyn GMD, thanks to Mike Abegg, whose previous photos can be seen here.  I’d seen NOAAS Hassler before, but I’d never realized she was a catamaran.  Might she be NOAA’s only large multi-hull?  And the horizontal inboard-pointing fins, I’d not expected those, although they may be standard stabilizers on a […]

More Capes

Naming vessels after capes is entirely understandable, given their labeling and navigational importance.  This post follows up on one thanks to Kyle Stubbs from a few months back featuring photos he took in Mississippi, not this one more recently with photos from Mike Abegg taken near the Brooklyn shipyard. Serendipity brought this following set together, […]

More on the Capes

First there was one, and Mike got a close up look of the “boss,” the curvaceous raised metal plate on the bow.  I love the seahorses on either side of that plate, a throwback to an era when mythological creatures decorated ocean charts.     Then beginning a week ago, there were two, stern to […]

Exotics 6

No, it has nothing to do with dance, but refers to my bird guide which calls “exotic” anything appearing outside of its usual habitat.  Here are the previous exotics posts. These photos were all taken by Mike Abegg in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It’s Beverly M I, a McKeil tug.  I quote from the site […]

East River Mystery 4

Here are previous posts in this series. And this set comes from Mike Abegg, whose photos have been used here previously.   Check this out.  All I know about the yellow vessel is that it looks like a Griffon 1000TD. Anyone know the whences and whose . . . inquiring minds wish to know. Thanks to […]

Hoorn-Bound Half Moon 3

Here was 2.  Scroll through and you’ll see other posts I’ve done on the vessel in North America.  The photo below shows Half Moon under full sail off Boston earlier this month. Here on an AIS grab from yesterday, BigLift MV Traveller scooted across the North Sea from Scotland into the port at the mouth […]

Other Peoples Photos 47

A month ago, I posted some really random tugs here, including the one below in the mysterious Miami River.  Yesterday, thanks to Robert Cremer, the tug below was identified as LT-1970, a Higgins Industries October 1953-delivered tug once known as Okinawa.  Thanks much to Robert.  The photo below is taken by Allan Seymour. The next […]