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Last of the Bouchards

I’m not going to get into the swamp here, and I’m not inviting you too either, but the dispersal of the Bouchard fleet had many tragic subplots and components. Obviously some people have been able to turn these events into gain, and more power to them. See the two rusty barges facing the camera here?  […]

Frederick E. Bouchard

Full disclosure here, I took this photo almost a month ago.  Also, I’ve sometimes referred to this 2016 tugboat in posts without including the middle initial, and as it turns out a boat sans the middle initial did exist, launched in 1951 and scrapped in the 1990s.  Anyhow,  this 2016 boat was purchased by JMB […]

Coming Up Roses

Many thanks to Tony A for these photos.  As it turns out, the Bouchard fleet is dispersing, and eight of the boats at least have names like Susan Rose, formerly Evening Breeze.  The explanation is that these boats are now assets of Rose Cay, LLC.  Their saltwater name notwithstanding, given a look at their website, […]

Sixth Boro Diaspora

You might have known that I had the good fortune to gallivant most of last week, and it’s tough to gallivant without recording some images.   I took several hundred photos, and not only of boats and ships.  As with infants, humans in unfamiliar places detect patterns, familiar details.   Pattern recognition kicked in when I […]

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 […]

Random Tugs 349 and More

Some of these photos are from late August 2021, and others are from August 2011, and many of you can tell the difference. Above that’s Meredith C. Reinauer,  and below . . . Tasman Sea.       And this is Teresa with her hot oil barge Acadia.     Following Tasman Sea, that’s Jane […]

Transformations 4 Follow-Up

It has taken awhile, but yesterday I got the follow-up shots I’ve been looking for since August 2021.  Welcome, Mary Emma. I first saw her as an earlier Frederick E. Bouchard (pre-2015) and then as the second Evening Light, the first boat to carry that name being a product of Matton shipyard in Cohoes and […]

Rubia

Today was my first chance to get a closeup of the “blonde,” aka Rubia.  I have wondered about the name since it was first given. Formerly Denise A. Bouchard, Rubia just came off the Sound and  she pushed a frosty UMS 284. Aside from the lion logo,  she’s a uniform blanched out white.    All photos, […]

Jane 2

I took the photo below in late October, and I caught this sight yesterday.  Susan Rose was repainted a month ago or so, but alongside her and not showing an AIS signal, it’s Jane A. Bouchard, and not Anna Rose as I thought she was being renamed.  Well, it’s possible her name boards have not […]

Transformations 4

July 2009 she looked like this . . . June 2016 like this . . . And in August 2021 . . .  she looks like this.  Welcome Mary Emma.  Congratulations to the new owners, recognizable by the tan/green colors. And transformation I missed was Evening Mist, who recently got a new logo on her […]