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Seats of Power 4

My trickster truckster hopper is filling and will dump one of these days soon, but this photo fits better in the “seats” category. But to put this back on the water, here’s the power seat on ex-Catherine Turecamo now John Marshall.  I’d love to see this vessel in her current colors and working in her […]

Along Bayou Lafourche Again 2

Thanks much for the encouragement;  here’s another set of photos.  Actually, if you follow the Bayou nearly to the end, you’ll be here in Port Fourchon at the entrance to one of the southernmost roads in Louisiana.  This post will be mostly a photo album. As you’ll notice in the following photos, certain colors dominate here. […]

Relief Crew 18

Here was 17.  Click here or use the search window on the left to revisit all the posts in this series.  All photos in this post come from my sister currently in the Gulf of Paria, off Trinidad, a place calling me .  . I feel it! This isn’t the only tug named Tenacious, but […]

Other Peoples’ Fotos 11

Here was 10. And here, from John Van Staalduinen,  are fotos of Legend, a sibling of the virgin tug Liberty I posted about a month ago.  Doubleclick enlarges. The size of this behemoth can measured using the load line (draft markings) on the stern.  Eyeballing it, I’d say that from the top of the stern bulwarks […]

SSBN

First, you will notice a new icon “button” on the left.  It’s a harborcam for Giglio port with live feed showing salvage efforts. The last time subs appeared on this blog they were antiques, John P. Holland’s prototypes.  The monochromatic tube below encircled by the unmistakeable yellow/orange Edison Chouest tugs 2, 3, and 4 is […]

Marylands

This vessel might be known as Jakobson Shipyard Hull # 406, launched January 1962 (foto taken in April 2011). And this might be referred to as SSBN-738, launched August 1991 in Groton, CT just across the Sound from where Jakobson’s was.  And of course the one has nothing to do with the other.  Also, you […]

Turning 70

On this blog, you’ve seen spinning the king and turning Tabuk, get ready for turning 70, which never looked so good. That 70 is CVN-70 aka USS Carl Vinson, recently departing San Diego for points west.  These fotos come compliments of Michael Torres, who just a few weeks back sent spectacular fotos of the return […]

Other Peoples Photos 78

. .  or I could call this Scale, the next number in line. Directly below, it’s Commander, the 140′ x 54′  escort tug on its way to Alaska in 2018.  Photo comes from my sister, of ketch Maraki.  She caught the tug off the east end of the Panama Canal.  More on Commander here. And […]

Along Bayou Lafourche

At my age . . . I’ve come to some places where –at each–I could spend a lifetime;  choices need to be made.  And if I can’t spend that much time at each, the alternative might be to just keep moving . . . since it’s too hard to figure out how to get access. […]

Pilots 3

For a low-emissions all-weather pilot boat, the Dutch port of Rotterdam  looked . . .  to the US.  Kvichak has built for many ports.  Fotos courtesy of Fred Trooster. So would that be a Dutch pilot in middeck with the bare-shoulder uniform? Sandy Hook Pilots, serving the port of New York, have gotten some of […]