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Cheyenne 4

Check out these shots of Cheyenne –a former staple in the sixth boro–recently in her new ecosystem. Cheyenne recently assisted this  unit getting out of a waterway in Detroit.   Powering the barge to a port on another Lake is Evans McKeil, built in Balboa, Panama, in 1936!  In comparison, Cheyenne (1965, Brooklyn) is a youngster. The […]

Cheyenne 3

Previous posts of Cheyenne can be found here.  But I think she never looked better than she did northbound between Fulton and Minetto the other day. The Oswego Canal/River might be the narrowest wilds she’ll be in for a bit. The waterfowl wheeled around to catch glimpses. I look forward to seeing on the inland […]

Cheyenne 2

Here was the first post with this title, from almost 9 years ago!  But for the first image of Cheyenne, I can go back to February 2007 here. Anyhow, less than a half hour after leaving the dock in Port Newark, she rounds the bend near Shooters Island, departs the modified Bayonne Bridge, exits the […]

Cheyenne

Search either Cheyenne or her sister Crow in the box upper left and you’ll see how often they’ve appeared in this blog.  I took both fotos here last week, Tuesday and Sunday, and over 150 miles apart.  The first one shows a Cheyenne shrunk beneath the cliffs of lower Manhattan, light and moving with purpose, […]

Retro Sixth Boro NYC Tugboat Races 6

It’s hard to believe, but I’ve not been to the Great North River Tugboat Race since 2014, but in normal times, September 5 would see the next race.  But we’ve dispensed with the “normal times” concept for the time being. In selecting the batch for this post, I wanted splash, froth, bubbles, and the effervescence […]

Film Tugs 9

The idea for this series is that while watching a movie, I see tugboats in it unexpectedly.  This happened last night as  I watched Kill the Irishman, a 2011 movie based on events in Cleveland OH during the mid-1970s, when a mob war led to 37 bombings in Cuyahoga County.  I was outside the US […]

Retro 2010 Waterford Tugboat Roundup

Back in 2010, I did four posts about the weekend, which you can see here.  What I did for today’s post was look through the archives and just pick the photos that for a variety of reasons jumped out at me.  A perk is each of the four posts has some video I made.  One […]

Really Random Tugs 46

Happy 4th of July.  Here’s some sixth boro, some heartland, and some Pacific Northwest.  Here‘s the series. But let’s start with Robert IV, a workhorse who last appeared in this blog here. Hundreds of Cheyenne photos have appeared on this blog, showing her in a range of colors and trims; this photo was taken last week […]

Other Peoples Photos 82

After a number of “misfires” this past week, I’ve made some changes. To inaugurate these new protocols, I’m pleased to share photos you’ve sent in. First, from Great Lakes Mariner, a few photos of Cheyenne in her new Lake Michigan waters.  These photos were taken in Manitowoc, which some of you will recognize from the […]

Virtual Erie Canal 10: Three Locks to Lake Ontario

The Oswego River is the second largest river flowing into Lake Ontario, but it feels in places like a stream.  I don’t have to tell you what the largest river into Ontario is, I hope. If you study the east bank, lots of traces of the original 1828 Oswego Canal, a verdant mudbank and even […]