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Kurt J. Crosby!

She’s not young, but if this info is to be believed, she’s 147′ x 50′ x 16′ max draft and powered by three engines totaling 16,500 hp and can carry $829,321.70 of fuel at current NJ prices!! !@#$ !@!!, she’s a big vessel,  as an understatement. she has much more than 16,500 hp attitude!  And […]

Random Tugs 355

Happy 31st, aka Halloween, World Savings Day, Day of Seven Billion, National Candy Apple Day, Annual visit a cemetery or graveyard day . . . and more.  If you need suggestions for a graveyard, consider this one.  And just yesterday, I learned of this one and this one.  Who knew?!!?  Want to revisit a tugster […]

M is for Merry 2

Those look like icicles, and beyond the icicled railing, that’s certainly a wreath decorated with CFR § 83.33 signalling device . . . aka bell.  And are those partial candy canes way in the distance? And a Christmas . .  as well as all-year round star! Seen from a different perspective, I think this is […]

Exotics Convergence

Polling has not yet ended, the clock goes on for two more days now, since I got a bunch of votes last night. With all certainty, though, polls will close on December 21 . . .  earlier if two days elapse without a single new vote.  Your votes and suggestions –in comments and in emails–have […]

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 […]

Exotic Friday

You know that day after T’giving?  Maybe you call it by another name, whose derivation you might not know.  For me it’s sometimes a good day to keep my eyes open, as was the case back in 2012. Permute that number to 2021, and it was also a good day to be out, despite the […]

St. Lawrence River Wooden Traffic 3

Some more eye candy today . . . Portofino . . . Italian made?   Miss St. Lawrence is a beauty. Is there an echo in the blog software maybe  . . . ? Elusive is a Hacker beauty based on a 1920s design, I believe. Another Italian bella passes us, or maybe it’s the […]

Retro Sixth Boro 27 a

If you’re new on this blog, for the past 27 months I’ve been posting photos from exactly 10 years before.  These then are photos I took in June 2010.  What’s been interesting about this for me is that this shows how much harbor activities have changed in 10 years. Tarpon, the 1974 tug that once […]

Freshwater Tugs 4

Let’s start with one that I can’t identify, other than by its name . . . Charlie E, I believe.  I took this photo in Port Colborne. I was wrong when I thought McKeil’s Sharon M I was an ex-Candies tug like Na Hoku or Greenland Sea.  It turns out she was built in Japan. I […]

Thanks to Kyle Stubbs b

Here are some more Harley tugs, thanks to Kyle, who sent along all the photos AND text for this post also. “MILLENNIUM FALCON built by  the Marine Construction & Design Co (MARCO) at Seattle, at used for long-haul fuel barge tows on the Pacific coast. OLYMPIC SCOUT was built in 1976 in-house for Pacific Towboat […]