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High and Dry: Caddells 4

The “4” here refers to the dry dock, not the fourth post in this series.  The last post on Caddell  was Something Different 57.  And in the “high and dry” series, this would be number 11.  I’m just trying to anchor this post in the previous body of work. Also, I believe this dry dock […]

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 […]

Random Tugs 339

“Random Tugs 001” I posted in October 2007, 14 years ago.  The motivation for such a post then, as now, comes from the observation that what passes you by, either on the water, the roadway, or even the sidewalk or hallway, is often just random.  It’s foolish to look for meaning or significance where there […]

Something Different 57

Here’s a mystery, a 1919 UK-built tug named G. W. Rogers that sank in Rensselaer in December 1987.  Click on the photo itself to get more info. The mystery is this:  which floating crane raised it and what became of it later? Next mystery:  what became of the wooden floating drydock that used to be […]

Steamer Lilac Sighted

It’s been a while since Lilac appeared here, but this illusion of the steamer under way on her own power was thrilling.  I’m not adept enough at photo manipulation to add the right measure of smoke from her stack.   And yes, the prime mover here is Michael Miller, with Susan nearby as well.  . Like […]

Random Tugs 323

Enjoy more late afternoon photos here . . .  like Alexandra, passing in front of a number of cranes, both on the water, near the water, and atop buildings. Ava transits the Con Hook Range, with three East River bridges in the background. Miriam heads in the direction of the Bayonne Bridge, with two Arthur […]

Random Tugs 322

I’m fortunate to live within easy distance of all this activity:  Nathan G, Treasure Coast, B. Franklin Reinauer, an ULCV, Doris Moran, and who knows how much is obscured behind these . . .  And then there’s the crane atop the building to the left and the gull lower right. Or here . . . […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 10

Here are previous iterations, newest hulls that have become less new hulls.  Look closely just forward of the ferry and you’ll see a ready-made caption that this ferry is NEW. I’m also pretty sure this is the first post featuring Dann Ocean’s Colonel. The ferry departed the shipyard in panhandle Florida only eight days before.  […]

Retro Sixth Boro 17

This feature of the blog serves to look back at this month exactly a decade ago, i.e., photos from my archives from exactly 120 months back. John B. Caddell was still kept compliant, spruced up, and –I assume–profitable. Nathan E. Stewart commemorated a tragic incident but it worked on the East Coast to redeem itself. […]

Random Tugs 307

Larry J. Hebert has been in the boro a few months, following a GLDD dredging project. She’s from 1981 and rated at 3600 hp. She headed eastbound in the KVK here with a fair amount of wire out, it seems to me. Helen Laraway, light, heads west.  She’s the oldster here, 1957, and 2000 hp. […]