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1932 Quarantine Tug, etc.

Many thanks to Steve Seely of New Brunswick, Canada, for sending these photos and this story. Never heard of a “quarantine tug?”  Well, neither had I.  But here it is, launched at Bath Iron works in October 1932 as a tug for the US Public Health Service, christening with ginger ale–since it happened to be […]

Sixth Boro Details 3

Here was 2. What kind of fotos does one get  on a dark and drizzly morning?  Well, through a fence I snapped this one of the virginal Evening Star . . . in the boro less than 24 hours!    And less than a year and a half after keel-laying down in Louisiana. Alice Oldendorff […]

Seeing the Unseen

AIS is just that . .  a tool to help us see the otherwise unseen, those moving things over the horizon.  And wonderful things there are to be seen with this tool. Yesterday I was reading Ray Bradbury’s short story “Night Meeting.”  A large part of the story features a conversation between Tomás Gomez (TG) […]

Something Different

I call this a “water blog,” but usually avail myself only of salt water shots.  Below is what I saw from my bedroom window yesterday morning:  rainwater pool on roof beside my building.  Foto is obviously flipped, but the vent with round hole to the right serves as “portal” for at least three raccoons who […]

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 […]

Meditations E

E . . . enigmas.  I encounter many in my daily walkabout.  Although I  understand what happens if I don’t pay bills and what to do when I see a fury of red lights in my rear view mirror AND I understand “No” or “Oui” or “Sayonara” or their opposites, I rub shoulders and bump […]

Government Ships 2

First, a correction in yesterday‘s post: it was not the Harvey doing the water salute. It must have been Fire Fighter. Second, I waited til the Times arrived today to post. Still, nothing about the warships in New York until E15 (i.e., 63 pages in!!) where I read third item in “Around Town” on the […]