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Day Peckinpaugh 4

Here are the previous posts in this series.  Let me call this vessel what it is:  the last Barge Canal bulk carrier, launched on May 21, 1921 as Interwaterways 101, the first of five, built at the farthest end of the Great Lakes, Duluth. Less than a week ago, she celebrated her 99th birthday.  She […]

Day Peckinpaugh 3

Late October 2011, Day Peckinpaugh and Frances Turecamo float above Lock 3, post-Irene, seen here through the eyes of the master of Tug44. Here’s Day Peckinpaugh last weekend, nose to nose with Urger, the latter here for shaft work. It’s unknown when if ever the DP will operate again.  Here and here are previous posts […]

Day Peckinpaugh 2

You saw her here just over two years ago.  I took the two fotos below just over a week ago in drydock at the east end of the Erie Canal.  See more fotos, including from inside her hold, house, and engine room here.  She launched from McDougall-Duluth Shipbuilders in May 1921 as Interwaterways 101.    […]

Day Peckinpaugh

As a kid living near Lock 28 of the then-Barge Canal, I might have seen this strange looking vessel.  If I saw it  as a 9-year-old in 1961,  a) I’ve forgotten it . . . but b) it was already 40 years at work in 1961. Day-Peckinpaugh aka Richard J. Barnes and Interwaterway Lines 101, […]

Retro Sixth Boro (and beyond) 30

In fall 2010, deepening dredging was happening in the sixth boro to prepare for the ULCVs now so commonplace here,  after Panama Canal enlargement and Bayonne Bridge raising. These operations afforded me the chance to see a cutterhead close up.  The crewman wielding the hammer was trying to loosen a worn tooth.   By the way, […]

Retro 2013 Waterford Tugboat Roundup

An omen of the future . . . in 2013, Urger was laid up, sans her problematic prop shaft.  Here she’s nez-a-nez with Day Peckinpaugh. Gowanus Bay was looking good. NYS Marine Highway was well represented, as always.  And following two of the four NYS Marine Highway boats there was Cornell, Frances and Margot‘s senior […]

Virtual Erie Canal 8: E-21 to Three Rivers

But first, check out this canal notice for the 2020 season. Three centuries ago canoes and bateaux followed Wood Creek from the Oneida carry (i.e., involving a short portage) into the east end of Oneida Lake. The 1825 and 1862 canals bypassed the south side of the Lake and formed the heart of Syracuse.  For […]

Walls of Troy and More

And let’s start with the more . . . more photos and info on previous posts.    CCGS Samuel Risley appeared here.  She’s currently approaching the Soo.  What I didn’t know when I posted a photo of her on Lake Ontario is that she was returning from her first trip to Greenland (!!), where she […]

CB2

This is day 3, the Rondout brought a surprising visitor in the form of Kalmar Nyckel.  When I’m back, I’ll do a whole post of this vessel. These photos are included chronologically, so you’d be correct to conclude that north of the Rondout there are signs of nature.   Foreign mariners especially must be surprised […]

Not Jetster 2

Yesterday’s post left you in the air–quite literally–circling above Duluth with Beaver Air Tours, the busiest port on the Great Lakes, and passing over a set of Heritage Marine tugs.  Thanks to Lee Rust’s comment on yesterday’s post, I learned a fascinating story about one of the tugs, the 1908 Mount McKay.  Check it out […]