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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 7

Here are the previous installments.  Today’s photos all were taken in August–October2008. Let’s start with part of the line-up for the 2008 tugboat race. If I’m not mistaken, the only boat left standing, as is, in this photo is St. Andrews, fourth from the left. Escort, a Jakobson boat, is currently laid up. Sea Raven, […]

CB9

Call this Ambassador Bridge Detroit to Lake St. Clair, the sixth Great Lake.  For starters at sunrise, it’s Argentia Desgagnes.   Offloading coal at USSteel, it’s Clyde S. Van Enkvort, formerly a DonJon tug. Here’s a waterside view of Cheyenne. Upclose to the Detroit Jazz Fest, it’s Lake Guardian and Escanaba, WMEC-907. Farther north, it’s Bristol […]

CB8

This is Toledo to Detroit . . .and we start with Bessie B  making her way out toward the mouth of the Maumee River. Laid up . . . it’s Manistee. This post is geographically arranged . . . otherwise, I’d put this first.  Tug Wisconsin used to be America, launched 1897!! This ferry is […]

Algoway Goes Away

She was still self-propelled and earning cargo credit in September 5, 2017, when I saw her near Mackinac Island . . .   Ditto two days later in windsor and a bit later she was running down bound past Wyandotte, allowing me a close-up of her oxidation. But today, thanks to Fred Miller II for […]

Random Tugs 187

Thanks to Jonathan Steinman, who once a week has a moment to look out his window at work, here’s an angle on Kimberly Poling showing a weight bench just behind the wheelhouse.   In pleasant weather, that must make a great gym. Chandra B meets Morton Bouchard Jr with the Goethals Bridge–old and new–as backdrop. […]

Other People’s Photos 58

Here’s a short but motley set of photos.  Can you identify the tug below sporting the Canadian flag?  Answer follows. Below it’s Barry Silverton, pushing Fight ALS eastbound on the East River.   Big Allis identifies the location, where Don Jon folks/equipment have recently placed the platforms to the lower right side of the photo. […]