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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 […]

Retro Sixth Boro 54

This month I’ve done one retro October 2012 post on the Chesapeake schooner race . . . and am doing this one at the end of the month rather than the beginning, for reasons that will soon be apparent. On the 31st a decade ago, I made my way down to Front Street Staten Island […]

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 […]

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 […]

Retro Sixth Boro 56

This monthly practice of looking back a decade gives me an opportunity to dust off a specific part of the archive in tugster tower.  Besides sneezing sometimes because of the dust, I also feel amazed about the amount of change, small changes maybe but significant it seems.  Evening Mist has become Everly Mist, and is […]

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.  […]

Random Tugs 374

All these tugboats have a common design feature.  I’ll let you figure it out.  Eastern Dawn pushed a load of scrap westbound in the Kills. James William showed off her bow as she traveled light toward the Upper Bay.   Ditto Buchanan 12, usually confined to pushing up and down the Hudson with a train […]

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 […]

Random Tankers 9

Someday I’ll have to quantify the tanker traffic in the sixth boro. For now,  just photos of three that moved all within a few hours.  And I have to say again . . . the other five boros and greater geography depend on this watery boro activity.  Kimberly and Jonathan C assist this tanker from […]