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Tugs on the Sound 1

Here are some previous Sound posts. Recognize those buildings about 30 miles from my location? How about this tug with a string of scows?   Yacht traffic in this location between Huntington and Stamford seemed to be in a hurry. If you didn’t recognize this tug earlier you can’t miss the name now . . . […]

CS Canal Leg 1: Waterloo to Seneca Falls

Since I’m again on a gallivant-away from home, outside, and looking for scenes and boats and trucks to photograph-the next four days will be posts of this one-day trip.  Below is my ride that day.   It was an 8-hour ride the length of the Cayuga/Seneca Canal and then about 25 miles of the Erie […]

Really Random Tugs 49

Call this the seldom-seen version of RRT.  I love that blue and the name on this 1954 tugboat. Kenny G …. I caught her tied up on the south side of Hudson River Pier 25, but by the time I got back there, Kenny G had moved tow elsewhere.  And here are a few maybe […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 35 a

It’s March 1, and that invites a look back to March 2011. Vinalines Queen  is where I need to start.  Less than two years after I took this photo, the 2005 bulk carrier was lost on a run between Morowali, Indonesia and China with a cargo of nickel ore, with the loss of all hands […]

Retro Sixth Boro 40 A

Happy August 2021.  And “Wow!”  That is almost always my reaction when I jump back a decade into the archives.  This riveted tug  was 83 years old when I took this photo, and I looked at that deep rounded icebreaker hull and imagined it would go on working forever.  Now it’s 93 years old, and […]

Montezuma to Lyons

Here I get to prove once again that you can never step into the same river twice, or you can never see the same stretch of canal the same way twice.  Click here to see what I did with previous set of photos. The photo below was taken from the NE corner of the triangular […]

Lyons to Palmyra

Happy 120 years old, Urger!  I urge you  to read the note at the bottom of this post. And . . . .Oops!  I read the timer wrong. Bidding for Grouper, in Lyons NY,  ends about six hours from now.  Lyons is a county seat, but it’s possible to take a photo of lock E-27, […]

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 […]

CS Canal Leg 2: Van Cleef Lake to Midway Junction

Taken from the east end of Van Cleef Lake, we’ve now traveled less than 10 miles from Seneca Lakes/Stivers Marina. C/S lock 2/3 is a double lock:  you descend in lock 3 only to find that the lower gate of 3 is the upper gate of 2.  In the photo below, we’ve exited the lower […]

Random Tugs 337

Because the name and focus of this blog is tugster, you’d expect to see a lot of tugboats, both within the confines of New York harbor, aka the REAL sixth boro, and I hope you are satisfied that you find a plethora of tugboats in installments of this blog.  So here’s Random Tugs #337, post […]