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Blount Global 2

Not quite two weeks ago I did my first post of Blount-built boats in far flung places.  Read it here;  a list of sixth boro Blount vessels appears at the end. Now I’m thrilled to put up these fotos, generously sent by Julie Blount, executive vice president of Blount Boats, Inc.  This is the launch of […]

Blount Global

Thanks to Fairlane and Ben for pointing out an example of “you travel far away to find what you left behind”  :  shipbuilders in southern New England labored to create vessels like Cayo Largo (2008) , below and here (fotos 6 and 7).  In fact, Cayo Largo displays front-and-center on the Blount Boats Shipyard site here. […]

Virtual Erie Canal 5W: Lyons to Montezuma

I grew up less than 10 miles from this very location, in Wayne County, and having seen the whole system, I’ll suggest that, from the water, Wayne seems the most rural county transited by the canal, and that’s just description, not criticism.  Interesting to me is the fact that familiarity makes it hard for me […]

Random Tugs 285

Going through a backlog from “before” in late winter 2020  . . . a boat approached I didn’t recognize the profile of . . . William Brewster . . . 65′ x 22′ and built by Blount in 1983.  And in spite of the livery, it seems she’s a fleetmate of Helen Parker and Ava […]

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 260

Thanks to Joseph Chomicz, it’s Capt. Latham in Port Elizabeth .  .  . standing by the barge Atlanta Bridge . . .  So here’s my question . . . and answer will be located at the end of this post . . .  in quo vadis? I’ve not seen this boat in a while . […]

Twin Tube 4

There’s nothing new that I know about Twin Tube, but she cuts a unique image as she works year round.  She came off the ways in 1951, and just moves along doing essential and almost invisible work.  Here’s a post I did on her four years ago telling about her previous incarnations.  Here are many […]

Retro Sixth Boro 9

I’m rushing December, but I’m eager to get through winter and back to spring.  All photos here date from December 2008. Bowsprite took this from one of her cliff niches:  June K (2003) here is moving the Floating Hospital  (1974, Blount) up to the Rondout, where she remains. Is she really now called Industria at Sea. The geography […]

Lake Loop 6: The Island

Motor vehicles –except two for the police and fire–are not permitted on Mackinac Island;  a RORO named Corsair runs supply trailers to the dock, where all cargo is transshipped onto wagons pulled by horses. Corsair, that RORO, was built in Rhode Island by Blount in 1955. Bicycles and horses provide transport on the island. Horses […]

Summer Yachts 4

Private planes can’t be fun for slow and prolonged travel, and RVs–unless I could drive something wild like these or a Fuller— leave me cold, but these yachts seem a popular way to see the world . . . at least one of the loops.   What I might enjoy more than a loop is a […]