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Capt. Brian A. McAllister

Thanks to Allen Baker, here are two “golden hour” photos of likely the newest ship-assist tug in the sixth boro, Capt. Brian A. McAllister.   Here’s my limited first view of the new McAllister, taken back in mid-August, right after she arrived. She’s mostly hidden by Eric, although this allows a profile comparison of the […]

Random Tugs 278

I’m not disparaging, but my first thought was “just another” Vane tug heading across the bow, until we passed and I noticed it was Charleston, which I believe is Vane’s newest tug in the sixth boro. The new “ubiquitous” vessels on the sixth boro waterways move containerized trash.  Pathfinder is one of the tugboats assigned […]

Random Tugs 262

Sarah D makes for Global Terminal, Helen Laraway passes an inbound container vessel, Ava M. guides a ULCV in beside a cruise ship, Rebecca Ann moves a light scrap barge, Capt. Brian A. tails a box ship into her berth, Genesis Glory passes GM 11105, Eric McAllister assists a tanker into its berth, Rhea I. […]

Newest Hull in the Sixth Boro 5

Ava M McAllister has assisted at least three ships already, and she’d been in the sixth boro less than  36 hours when i took these photos. No doubt her largest so far was YM Wind, which she’s assisting here with her twin Capt. Brian A. Barely less than a year ago I missed the dual […]

Exotics 12

By now you’ve seen a trend in several posts . . . my showing you what my eyes want to misperceive.  Does this not look like a tug with a heaping deckload on a barge?   I took the shot Sunday in the rain, camera protected by an umbrella.   Precipitation diffuses the subject. A […]

Random Tugs 254

Stephen B heads light westbound about to pass under the Bayonne Bridge, as Mary H, especially busy during the cold times of the year, pushes some petroleum product in the opposite direction.  Soon leaves will decorate Shooters out beyond her. There’s a pool hall in Queens by the name Shooters, so to clarify, here are […]

Pairs in Springtime 8

A confusing pic? This is more clearly Capt. Brian A. and Eric, the two newest McAllisters in the boro, bringing up the stern of Gerd Maersk. Much less similar, Ellen and Patrice here work the bow of an outbound tanker. That top photo may be confusing as the ninth photo here is.  So let me […]

Rounding Bergen Point 4

Nineteen boxes wide! And stacked higher behind the bridge than in front of it. It was a windy day, and Alex did her part to ensure she rounded the bend. Eric on the starboard bow was there if needed to thrust the bow within the channel. And at the opposite stern, Capt. Brian A.  could […]

Rosemary Redux

Ten years ago, a Rosemary McAllister arrived in the sixth boro.  I took the photo below on July 13, 2008. That Rosemary is now Audrey, just Audrey.  Among other specs, that 6000 hp tug  is Tier II compliant. The photo directly above and all those below I took yesterday, as she arrived in the sixth […]

Random Tugs 230

It’s Cornell, westbound under the Bayonne Bridge.  Now that’s a sight not often seen.  Cornell (1949) occupies a niche likely quite unexpected, as documented here.  In this post (scroll), you see Cornell in 1978!  Hear her inimitable whistles (wait for it) here. Ivory Coast has truly an unusual name, but I’d never call her Côte d’Ivoire.  That’s […]