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High and Dry 11

Numbers are hard to keep straight, but I think we’re up to 11 in this series.  The most relevant preceding post would be “High and Dry 8” here. Yesterday I think I caught Saint Emilion getting hauled, with quite a few folks looking on, although maybe that number of folks is standard.  Doing the honors […]

Superlative 1

…you know. . . superlative like newest, biggest, fastest, most powerful,  most teu. . . it’s a series I should have started long ago, but tugster is a public work-in-progress.  And I’m skeptical of superlatives… since they change regularly. A quick post today, but this is a story I need to find more out about. […]

Exotics 31

How about a “twofer” today . . . two exotics for the price of one, both in the sixth boro at the same time.  GO Discovery was over at Bayonne Dry Dock and has since headed out to the “survey site,” which I’m thinking means sites.  More about the layout of this hull #2 from […]

Random Sixth Boro 12

It’s hard to beat morning light for drama, as is the case here with QM2 getting assisted by James D. and Doris Moran into her berth in Red Hook, as I shoot into that light. Taken only a few minutes later, this photo of FV Eastern Welder dragging the bottom in front of the Weeks […]

Random Tugs 344

There’s lots of lifting capacity here, but no towing or pushing capacity. Philadelphia passes the Manhattan skyline solo. From the west, Justine and Jonathan head for a job.   Magothy passes Helen Laraway, Cape Lookout, and Lois Ann L. Moran.  There’s a progression here . . .  more tugboats in this photo than in the […]

Random Tugs 380

Lightning is here and has been for at least four years, and Thunder is on its way. From 2014 and therefore two years newer than Lightning, Adeline Marie, previously Denise A. Bouchard, was heading over to the Industry Day on Wednesday. I caught a few photos of her as Rubia in between her original and […]

Exotics 16

Here the previous posts on exotics, vessels not typically seen in the sixth boro.  I take the label from birders, as they use it to classify birds. Regulus is a 2014 product of Thoma-Sea in conjunction with TAI. She left to go offshore yesterday, but she’d been at the Bayonne dry dock at least a […]

Union Dry Dock Disunion

Click on the photo below and you’ll see where this photo of part of the hoboken riverfront looked like in 1955. Union Dry Dock and Repair was the setting for a 1979 Blondie music video that you can watch by clicking on the photo.  Actually, a lot of 1979 Hoboken marine industry is visible on […]

Random Tugs 360

Over in Stapleton only one Bouchard tugboat remains. That was true when last I looked, which was last week.  Jane A. is no longer where I saw it, outside the dry dock in Bayonne.   Evelyn Cutler was hauled out on the MOTBY peninsula.    Barry Silverton was headed south past the CNJRR Terminal.  Atlantic […]

Sarah D

Sarah D passes the Con Hook range markers while leaving the Kills the other day. Subjective only, I find Sarah D, ex-Helen D. Coppedge–a very attractive boat. I was pleased to get these photos with Newark NJ and the occupants of Bayonne Dry dock in the background. All photos by Will Van Dorp. Unrelated to […]